Global Health Summit Scholarship

AAFP Global Health Summit

Formerly the Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

Global Health Summit Scholarship

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Center for Global Health Initiatives (CGHI), working in collaboration with the AAFP Foundation, established the AAFP Global Health Summit Scholarship Fund. The scholarship provides financial support for U.S.-based students and residents to attend the Summit and co-present on results of joint work in their area.

Scholarship Categories

  • Student: Students must complete an online application that includes three essay question. You must be a M1-M4 student during the current academic year. Application process closes August 7, 2020.
  • Resident: Residents must complete an online application that includes three essay question. You must be a PGY1-PGY4 resident during the current academic year. Application process closes August 7, 2020.

Scholarship Information

  • The number of scholarships in each category varies year to year depending on the funding level and number of applicants.
  • Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of judges
  • Students will receive $250 scholarship and residents will receive $500 scholarship to cover costs associated with attending the virtual Global Health Summit.
  • All scholarship checks will be dispersed following the virtual Global Health Summit. If you are unable to attend the conference, your scholarship will be forfeited.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an AAFP member.
  • You are not eligible to apply if you previously received a Global Health Summit scholarship from the AAFP.
  • Must be able to attend the full 2.5 days of the Global Health Summit.

Submission Guidelines

How to Prepare

It is required that you have all items listed below ready and in the required format before starting your
online application.

  • Contact information (including your AAFP login)
  • Please review all auto-populated data and provide personal email address as medical school/residency email systems often have spam filters/firewalls that hamper the receipt of external emails.
  • You are encouraged to give considerable thought to the essay questions and draft your answers in a separate document prior to beginning your application. 

Essay Questions

  1. What are you passionate about as it relates to family medicine?
  2. What have you done to promote the spirit of the specialty and its role in global health? (i.e., community service, research, advocacy, etc.?
  3. What are your goals as a future physician and how will attending GHS help you further achieve them?

The online application( must be completed and submitted by August 7, 2020. Winners will be notified by August 24.

If you have questions about any Global Health Summit scholarships, email Ashley Poole at or call (800) 274-2237 ext. 6245.

You Can Help

The Global Health Summit Scholarship Fund is only possible through your generous tax-deductible donations. The amount available and number of scholarships will be directly determined by the amount of funds received.

Donate in one of two ways:

By Mail

Send a check (with a note specifying “GHS Scholarship Fund”) to:
AAFP Foundation
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 440
Leawood, KS 66211-2672


Visit the AAFP Foundation website( and select “Global Health Initiatives” from the dropdown, then specify “GHS Scholarship Fund” in the comment box.