The Global Health Scholars Program
The Global Health Scholars Program provides outstanding Princeton students with funding for travel and research to pursue global health-related internships and senior thesis research. This competitive program, administered by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, is open to students from all departments.
Up to four juniors are selected each year for the scholars program through a rigorous application and selection process focusing on both academic performance and plans for work and research on global health issues. The Scholars are supported by the program through their junior and senior years. Scholars are provided with financial support to engage in health-related internships or independent research on global health in the summer before the senior year, and are expected to write senior theses on topics in global health.
Global Health Scholars are encouraged to participate in planning lectures and seminars, and they may have the opportunity to interact with distinguished speakers during their campus visits.
Read about the 2011 cohort of Global Health Scholars.
How to Apply
Students apply for the program in the fall semester of the junior year. This year’s application deadline is Sunday, November 3, 2013. Applicants are required to submit the following items :
- A completed application form
- Transcript (a PDF version obtained from SCORE is acceptable)
- Resume that has information on extracurricular and other activities
- Statement of no more than 1000 words that describes reasons for applying and plans for course work and research in global health during the junior and senior year.
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty member, emailed directly from the faculty member’s email account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application form, transcript, resume and statement should be combined into a single PDF file and emailed to email@example.com by midnight on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Please use the subject header Global Health Scholars Program Application.
The letter of recommendation should also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on November 3. Please ask the recommender to use the subject header Global Health Scholars Program Recommendation.
For Current Global Health Scholars
Click here for program guidelines, information and proposal / reporting forms.
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