Global Health Affairs Scholarship

A generous donor of the Josef Korbel School recently established the Christian O. Updike, M.D. Endowed Global Health Affairs scholarship to support an outstanding admitted student who intends to earn a graduate certificate in Global Health Affairs (GHA) at the Josef Korbel School. This scholarship will provide up to $8,000 to a candidate in our fall 2012 incoming class.  The recipient will also be eligible to work as a paid Global Health Affairs Certificate program assistant with Dr. Randall Kuhn. The GHA’s work is at the forefront of health policy and diplomacy, including program evaluation research, forecasting, mobile tech and information technology startups, student-led community research projects, and a speaker series that attracts global leaders like Paul Farmer. Recent graduates have gone on to CDC, USAID, Clinton Foundation, Partners in Health, NIH, World Bank, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and numerous top PhD programs.

If you are interested in being considered for the Global Health Affairs scholarship, please email no later than Monday, February 13th, with a brief essay (no longer than one page, single spaced) with your answer to the following question:

“What does global health mean to you?”

  • If selected, you will be expected to complete the graduate certificate in Global Health Affairs during your studies at the Josef Korbel School.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with 2-4 years of work experience in the field of global health.

Graduate certificates are an excellent way to enhance your MA degree and can be completed within two years of study. You can learn more about the Josef Korbel School’s graduate certificate programs here.





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