Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

Louis Stokes Scholars Program Application due Thursday, March 29:

 Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will award 10 scholarships to students who plan to enroll or are already enrolled in a degree program at a full-time undergraduate accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school during the 2012-13 academic year.  The Louis Stokes Health Scholars, sponsored by the UnitedHealth Foundation, program seeks to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, college students entering the health workforce.  Preference will be given to students from underserved communities who demonstrate an interest to work in their own communities.  Students currently attending two-year institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Up to $8,000 for the 2012-13 academic year.  CBCF will disburse up to $4,000 at the beginning of each semester, contingent on maintaining the minimum academic requirements.  All scholarships are to be used to cover all education-related expenses.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents who have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school.  The anticipated degree must be in a subject that will lead to a career in a health field.  The ideal candidate is a student at a two-year institution who plans to complete a four-year degree and seek work in an underserved community.  Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate financial need.  Employees or immediate family members of UnitedHealth Group and its affiliates, CBC Members, the CBC Foundation staff, the CBC Foundation Board of Directors or the CBC Foundation Corporate Advisory Council are not eligible.

March 29, 2012

Application Materials

  1. A completed application form
  2. A personal statement essay from the student (500-1,000 words) that addresses all four (4) of the topics listed on the application in one cohesive essay
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. One recommendation should come from a community or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader, volunteer organization). Email addresses will be requested of each recommender for electronic submission of the letter. Hard copy letters will not be accepted.
  4. Copy of detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education, not your institution
  5. One (1) page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service and special skills
  6. A recent photograph suitable for publication; i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph
  7. Graduating high school seniors must provide proof of enrollment into institution of study for 2013
  8. Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended. Freshmen level students must also submit high school transcripts to be sent to:

Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Call (202) 263-2800 or email scholarships@cbcfinc.org for additional information.


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