Scholarships

BACKGROUND

The first scholarship fund was established in 2014.  Additional scholarships have been created to provide funding for students as well as medical professionals to participate in one of Community Health Initiative, Haiti’s (CHI) Medical Clinics in Arcahaie, Haiti.  

AWARD

Three scholarships will be awarded each calendar year for $1,300 each to cover CHI’s program fee to participate in a Medical Clinic Team.  Recipient is responsible for his or her own airfare and miscellaneous expenses.  Eligible applicants will meet the following criteria:

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Medical Student Scholarship
Must be: 

  • Enrolled as a fulltime medical student in an accredited US medical school in the state of Iowa
  • In good academic standing

Health Sciences Student Scholarship
Must be: 

  • Enrolled as a fulltime medical student enrolled in a course of study in nursing school (RN, BSN, LPN), physicians assistant school, nurse practitioner school, dental school, public health, nutrition, physical therapy, training as an EMT or Paramedic, or other health science training at the undergraduate or graduate level in the state of Iowa
  • In good academic standing

'Bouskaship' for Public Health Scholarship
(Awarded for January - June travel)
Must be: 

  • Enrolled as a fulltime Public Health student in an accredited US medical school; This includes medical students dually earning their degree in medicine and public health. 
     
  • In good academic standing

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must complete the application.  Application materials (essay, curriculum vitae, picture, and 2 letters of recommendation) must be received by October 1 to be considered for trips in January-June of the following year.  Application materials must be submitted by May 1 for a trip that departs between July and December of the same year.  All applicants will be notified by email of their award status within 2 weeks of the deadline.  All scholarship recipients must submit a reflection piece upon their return to the United States.

QUESTIONS?

Inquiries concerning the Scholarship should be directed to Annie Vander Werff at annie.vanderwerff@chihaiti.org.

Download the CHI Scholarship Application here. 10.10.34.3