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UTMB Global Health Scholarships

Current Applications are closed

Criteria for Selection:
UTMB Global Health Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to UTMB medical students who demonstrate an interest in learning about healthcare in low to middle income countries.

Students will need to demonstrate how this award will impact their future training and career goals, and contribute to a better understanding of global health. Students must complete all aspects of the international elective successfully or return the scholarship funds; this includes all paperwork, preparation assignments, written assignments, evaluations, and presentation requirements (MS1s must present at UTMB Global Health Education Symposium, MS3/4s may be asked to present to the campus community on a case-by-case basis) Awards from certain donors to the Center for Global Health Education scholarship fund may have other specific requirements which will be outlined in the award notice.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in the School of Medicine at UTMB. Students must be in good standing (students on academic probation, facing disciplinary action, or with professionalism concerns will not be considered for scholarships). 

Students must be in contact with the Center for Global Health Education (CGHE) and actively planning their international elective. Students who have not been in contact with the CGHE and at least have initial planning in process for their international elective will not be considered for a scholarship. For MS1s you must have completed a field site application and participated in the interview process. For MS3/4s this means you have been in contact with Dr. Caley Satterfield about your plans for your rotation.

Awards vary, but will NOT cover the full cost of your global health elective.  Students should plan accordingly for funding the full cost of their global health experience.

Financial Aid
Students should speak with a representative in enrollment services about financial aid options available, including student loans and/or Veterans benefits. MS1s may be eligible for additional loans when they enroll in the preceptorship period. CGHE cannot advise you on these options, please visit the financial aid site here.

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Scholarships CFHI offers scholarships through a competitive application for students completing rotations with CFHI.  Please visit the CFHI website ( for details.

ASTMH Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine
This fellowship is designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. In most cases, only MS4s devoting significant time to a project would be able to qualify for this fellowship. For more information, click here.

Student Conference Travel Support
Limited funding is available on a yearly basis to School of Medicine Global Health Track students who present on global health-related topics at regional, national, or international conferences. Students should complete the following application here.  

An award decision will be made within 10 business days. All awards will be processed as scholarships and disbursed through the Financial Aid Office. Students with balances on their student account will have the award applied to that balance and the remaining funds (if any) will be direct deposited.

Get Creative!
Many students have raised some or all of their program fees and travel expenses through Go Fund Me pages (or similar websites). Check with religious groups or other organizations you may be involved in for additional funding opportunities. Students may also ask for sky miles or companion pass donations from family and friends.

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