CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program, sponsored by United Health Foundation

This opportunity offers multi-year scholarships to increase the number of qualified, competitive African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in healthcare, to include, but not limited to internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics.

Candidate Requirements
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
• Be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree full-time at an accredited college or university. Current high school seniors are eligible to apply.
• Pursuing a major that will lead to a career as a primary health care professional
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
• Exhibit leadership and be active in community
• Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

Application Materials
• Completed 2-part online application must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on the deadline date.
• Video Response: Personal Statement
• 2 Letter of Recommendations
• Transcript(s) – must be uploaded in Academic Works (application portal)
• Resume listing work experience, extracurricular activities, honors, community service and special skills
• A recent professional photograph suitable for publication (ie. A graduation or other professional quality photograph in which the dress is formal)

Supplemental Questions
  1. Video Response: Address a critical health related issue that is impacting the Black community. What steps would you take to resolve the issue? What responsibility do health practitioners have with being a servant leader?
  2. Upload a legible copy of your current transcript in a PDF file. We must be able to read clearly the name of academic institution, student name and information, courses, grades and other information detailed on the transcript.
  3. Upload resume in a PDF file listing your employment, community service, academic information, extracurricular activities, honors and special skills.
  4. Upload a recent professional headshot suitable for publication. This photograph will be used in reports and biographies both internally and externally. Photographs should be high resolution, (5000x4000 pixels) and no less than 72 dpi.