Whittier International Health Student Endowment Fund
The Whittier International Health Student Endowment Fund is intended to promote Michigan State University students’ outlook toward international health, to enrich their experience in the field through exposure to international health settings, and to enhance their education and career potential as health professionals in the United States. In particular, these awards are intended to encourage and support students and give them the initiative to seek international opportunities to further their progress. The award amount for students is up to $500.
Gliozzo Scholarship Endowment in Global Health
Dr. and Mrs. Gliozzo established the Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Scholarship Endowment to support IIH with its mission and to provide scholarships for global health education, research, and outreach for undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and disciplines at Michigan State University.
The Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A.Gliozzo Scholarship Endowment supports students who adhere to the eligibility requirements for study, research, or outreach in Africa, Latin America, Central America, and Asia. In these areas, the donors are concerned about health issues such as malnutrition, infectious disease, malaria, HIV, poverty, and polluted water that are symptoms of larger social, political, and environmental problems.
- The number of awards and dollar amount will vary by year.
- Only approved and accredited programs are eligible for the award.
- Awards will be granted throughout the year.
- Financial need is not a factor in awarding this scholarship.
- Undergraduate students from all majors and colleges at Michigan State University are eligible to apply for this scholarship (a minimum of a 3.0cumulative grade point average is needed).
- Graduate students from all majors and colleges at Michigan State University are eligible to apply for this scholarship (a minimum of a 3.2cumulative grade point average is needed).
- Applicants should express their desire to conduct study, research, or outreach related to global health in Africa, Latin America, Central America, or Asia in a brief (3-5 page) written proposal, to be evaluated by IIH.
- The IIH administrator may choose to invite representation from other colleges to encourage broad participation and a broad applicant pool for this scholarship.
Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship
The U.S. National Commission is currently accepting applications for the Laura Bush Travelling Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to help fund a proposal designed by a student to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.
The fellowship is open to US citizens (ages 18-25) enrolled in a college or university who express an interest in international collaboration but have not had many opportunities to travel abroad.
Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants
The purpose of the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas is to identify and fund the most outstanding project, proposed by a member of the MSU Honors College, which will serve dire human needs.
Examples of dire needs include, but not limited to: clean water, food, shelter, and medical care. The grants must be used within a 12-month period to make an impact that will help alleviate dire human needs.
The amount awarded depends on available funds and project scope. Typical grant funding is $1,200 for a Level II award and $1,800 for a Level II award. International travel is not a requirement of the grants.