Global Health Scholarships

Global Health Scholarships

The Global Health Scholarships are dedicated to the enrichment of medical education in global health at the Pritzker School of Medicine. These scholarships, supported by the Keith Edson Fund as well as the generous donations of our alumni, were established to promote service or research in global health.

There are two application cycles for Global Health Scholarships:

Autumn:  For MS4 Travel January - May                                                              Spring:  For MS1 & MS3 following the completion of MS1 year and MS3 year

2018-2019 Autumn Application Cycle (for MS4s)

Please complete the 2018-2019 Autumn Global Health Scholarship Application by October 21, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified in November.

View Sample 2018-2019 Autumn Global Health Scholarship Application (PDF)

Eligibility

  • Only current Fourth Year Students are eligible to apply for scholarships during this funding cycle.
  • Language immersion programs will NOT be considered.
  • Only programs with a minimum of 14 days of volunteer/clinical service will be considered.
  • MS4 students in the Scholarship & Discovery Global Health Scholars Track have separate funding available for global research activities. Please visit the Global Health Scholars Track page for more information.

Timing

  • All Global Health Experiences must take place between January and May, 2019.

Program Requirements

Students who are awarded a Global Health Scholarship are required to:

Budget Information

  • Funding preference will be given to experiences taking place at the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Local-Global Partnership Sites.
  • Although the scholarship fund may not cover all of your traveling expenses and program fees, it is the goal of the Global Health Scholarship Committee to provide each student with as much funding support as possible. The amount of scholarship awarded to each student is based on the length of the program and the amount and type of service that the student will provide while participating in the program.
  • If your proposal is accepted, the scholarship will be given in two installments:
    1. 50% after the proof of acceptance to a program and purchase of airline ticket
    2. 50% after the completion of the program and fulfilling of the Program Requirements outlined above.

For additional information, please contact Kate Blythe.

2018 Spring Application Cycle 

View Sample 2018 Spring Global Health Scholarship Application (PDF)

Eligibility

  • Only current First Year and Third Year students are eligible to apply for scholarships (MS2 students on an extended curriculum option are also eligible to apply).
  • Funding preference is given to experiences taking place at the Uchicago Center for Global Health Primary Partner Sites.
  • Only programs with a minimum of 14 days of volunteer/clinical service will be considered.
  • Language immersion programs will not be considered.
  • MS2 and MS3/4 students who have been accepted into the Scholarship & Discovery Global Health Scholars Track have separate funding available to fund their MS2 and MS4 research activities, and should not apply for these scholarships.

Timing

  • First Years (MS1): Global health experiences may not overlap/conflict with planned participation in the Summer Research Program (June 11-August 24, 2018)
  • Third Years (MS3): Global health experiences may be scheduled at any point during your fourth year (July 1, 2018 – June 8, 2019).

Program Requirements

Students who are awarded a Global Health Scholarship are required to:

Budget Information

  • Funding preference will be given to experiences taking place at the University of Chicago Center for Global Health Local-Global Partnership Sites.
  • Although the scholarship fund may not cover all of your traveling expenses and program fees, it is the goal of the Global Health Scholarship Committee to provide each student with as much funding support as possible. The amount of scholarship awarded to each student is based on the length of the program and the amount and type of service that the student will provide while participating in the program.
  • If your proposal is accepted, the scholarship will be given in two installments:
    1. 50% after the proof of acceptance to a program and purchase of airline ticket
    2. 50% after the completion of the program and fulfilling of the Program Requirements outlined above.

For additional information, please contact Kate Blythe.