Healthcare Scholarship: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program
The Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program scholarships, awarded by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) are awarded to high school and university students. You must plan to enroll in or be enrolled in healthcare classes that lead to a career in a health field. If you are currently taking classes in a two-year institution, you should consider applying, if your major is in a healthcare field.
Overview of Scholarship
This scholarship was created for students taking classes in a technical school or in a two- or four-year university or college. The Louis Stokes Health Scholars scholarship is sponsored by the UnitedHealth Foundation and aims to add underrepresented students who show they qualify for this program.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must show proof that you are here in the U.S. legally or that you are a U.S. citizen. Whether you are in high school or college, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Should you be enrolled in a two-year educational institution, with plans to transfer to a four-year institution, then work in an underserved area, communicate this to the scholarship committee – your application will be reviewed seriously. This scholarship is based on financial need.
If you are a family member or employee of the UnitedHealth Group or any of its affiliates, CBC Foundation, CBC member, CBC Foundation Corporate Advisory Council or the CBC Foundation Board of Directors, you cannot apply for this scholarship.
Your application packet should include the online application form, personal statement essay, 500 to 1,000 words, two letters of recommendation, with one from a community or public service leader, 1-page resume showing your extracurricular activities, employment, honors, community service and any special skills you may have, and an electronic copy of your Federal Student Aid Report. This should be uploaded to your application as a PDF form. Scan a recent professional quality photograph showing that you dress professionally or in your cap and gown.
The only two application documents you should mail via the USPS are your proof of enrollment into a two- or four-year institution and your official (sealed) transcripts from every school you have attended.
Mail these documents to:
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Attn: CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
All scholarship materials (electronic and mailed) are due by the first Friday in May of the current academic year, by the close of business.
You will receive up to $8,000, with the first half disbursed at the beginning of the fall semester. The second half will be disbursed at the beginning of the spring semester, as long as you have maintained minimum academic requirements. Your scholarship award should be used for all education-related costs.