The CHCI-United Health Foundation (UHF) Scholar Intern Program helps students pursuing health-related careers receive scholarship funds as well as hands-on experience through a paid internship at a community-based health organization. The program creates a unique opportunity for financially needy students to take on what would otherwise be an unpaid internship and exposes them to the health care needs of underserved communities, all while receiving financial support for their education.
CHCI-United Health Foundation scholarships provide recipients with a scholarship of:
- $5,000 per year to pursue an undergraduate degree for up to three years
- $5,000 per year to pursue a graduate degree (masters or doctorate) for up to two years
Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.
Please note, students must maintain a major related to the pursuit of a primary health care career. Students who switch majors will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship. For purposes of this scholarship, primary care health professionals are defined as general practitioners, internists, family practitioners, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, dentists, public health professionals, mental health professionals, nurses (including advanced practice nurses, and nurse practitioners), physician assistants, and pharmacists.