FAQ: Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program, Sponsored by United Health Foundation
1. Who is eligible to apply for the Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program?
African American and Black scholars pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree leading to a career as a healthcare professional.
2. What is the monetary award for selected recipients?
The multi-year award amount ranges from $5,000 - $8,000 to be continuously granted up to 4 years reliant on maintaining eligibility requirements.
3. How is the Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program award disbursed?
The Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program award is disbursed twice within the academic year, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters directly to the academic institution of attendance. The disbursement of the fall and spring award is contingent upon maintaining eligibility during the award period.
4. To apply for the Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program do I have to be a constituent of a Congressional Black Caucus Member’s district?
No. The Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program scholarship is open to all applicants pursuing a degree focused on a career in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. Please review eligibility requirements prior to applying.
5. How do I renew my Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program scholarship?
The Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program recipients renew their award twice per academic year. The first renewal is submitted at the completion of the fall semester and the second renewal is submitted at the completion of the spring semester. In the renewal process, the recipient is required to document progress for each semester and submit eligibility materials.