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What are the eligibility requirements for the CHCI Scholar-Intern Programs?

Selection as a CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar-Intern program is based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year university, or graduate/professional program in the United States or Puerto Rico during the 2019-20 academic year.
    • High school seniors are NOT eligible to apply; you must already be enrolled in a postsecondary degree program at the time of application.
    • Undergraduate students who will graduate before May 2021 are not eligible to apply
    • Any current or prospective graduate/professional student is eligible to apply as long as they will not graduate before May 2021
  • Pursuit of academic degrees that will lead to careers as primary care health professionals. 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.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Strong writing skills
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.
  • NOTE: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application




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