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Scholarships and Awards

For additional information or questions about these awards, please contact Angie Peterson at or 913.588.1482

Funds from KUMC

  • Robinson International Studies Award
    Nine students annually are given this award to compete a 4 week clinical rotation at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.  Students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions are eligible to apply.

  • Gulu International Studies Award
    Two awards are available annually for School of Medicine students to perform a clinical elective rotation at Gulu University in Uganda.  

  • Halsey Infectious Disease & Tropical Medicine Training Award
    This award is given to a medical student to complete a 4th-year International Clinical Elective Rotation in the field of Infectious Diseases and/or Tropical Medicine.

  • VMR Resident Scholarship Program
    One scholarship is available annually for a Neuroscience resident to conduct fully-funded independent research at an international location of their choice.  

  • Clendening Summer Fellowship
    Provided and administered by the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, the Clendening Summer Fellowship annually provides 8-10 first-year medical students  with funds to conduct independent research.  These research projects may be completed internationally or domestically.  Contact Dr. Tarris Rosell ( or Dr. Tomas Griebling ( for details.   

  • Office of International Programs Award
    Any student or resident planning an international experience and has not already received funding may apply; the amount awarded varies. Contact the Office of International Programs for additional details.  
    Student Application Packet
    Resident Application Packet

  • Kovac International Observership Award

    Residents, final year medical students, nurse anesthesia education students, and respiratory care education students to participate in an international experience in Peru or Ghana.
    Resident Application Packet
    Student Application Packet

  • Lou Loescher-Junge International Travel Award
    Awarded to students in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, School of Health Professions for an International Educational Experience in the country of the student's choice. 

Funds from outside KUMC

  • Fulbright Awards
    KUMC students are eligible to apply for a Fulbright award to conduct research or to earn a Master's degree at an international location.  

  • Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
    FEA is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for undergraduates from underrepresented groups, including minority and first-generation students as well as students who have attended a community college.

The Office of International Programs hosts monthly International Scholarship and Fellowship advising sessions to assist students, residents, faculty and staff with their applications for Fulbright and other international awards.  For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs.

Last modified: Apr 02, 2019