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Scholarships and Fellowships

We offer several opportunities for our students to help fund their studies in Denver and abroad.

The Updike Scholarship

The Christian Updike, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by a generous pledge from Jan C. and Phyllis A. Updike, who made a life-long commitment to improving global health. They have faithfully honored their son Christian for his perseverance as a loving child and young man, who was raised as they served on location in demanding assignments throughout the world.

The Updike Scholarship provides up to $8,000 in annual scholarship support to students enrolled in a graduate degree program and the global health affairs certificate program. The recipient should demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability and promise as a future global health diplomat.

Scholarship awardees must maintain enrollment in the global health affairs certificate program along with a GPA of at least 3.0 or greater. Recipients are strongly encouraged to broaden their experience and gain further financial support as assistant to GHA Director Randall Kuhn, with further compensation at prevailing hourly rates.

Application requirements

The Updike Global Health Scholarship has already been allocated for the current academic year. Please check back to learn more about the application requirements for the coming year.

Global Health Summer Fellowships


This award will be given to the student submitting the best proposal for summer research in global health service, policy or diplomacy. This can describe an internship or self-guided research as long as it builds on your own plans and goals.

Project development—$1000

This award will be given to the student submitting the best proposal for developing a new project in global health service, policy or diplomacy. This can be part of an internship or can be self-guided summer work.

Application requirements

Applications for the next award will announced soon.  Please check back.

Use the information below to apply for future fellowships.

To apply for either fellowship, please submit a 5- to 10-page proposal that includes the following:

  • Outline theoretical and contextual background for your work.
  • Describe the proposed work and any partner agencies that you will work with.
  • Identify potential benefits of your work for the served population, the partner agency (if any), your professional development and future Josef Korbel School students, and methods for evaluating these benefits.

Please make it clear which fellowship you are applying to.

Please contact Randall Kuhn for more information. You can submit your entries to