CHI Scholarships


CHI Scholarships support socially and economically disadvantaged students who require financial assistance. Candidates must demonstrate academic promise, professional commitment to community service, maturity, adaptability and respect for other cultures.

They must meet the following qualifications:

  • Current, admitted, and enrolled first- or second-year graduate or professionalstudents in the University Medical School, School of Public Health or School of Social Work
  • Third or fourth year enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus pursuing (or on track to pursue) a health-related career (i.e., medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and others.)
  • Students from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with special consideration for students of color
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater
  • United States citizens or permanent residents
  • Full-time students

Scholarship Awards are Offered to the following:

Note: the number of scholarship awards and amounts are subject to change.

CHI Scholarship awards may be used to cover the cost of educational expenses like tuition, fees, books or room and board. They may supplement but not duplicate benefits from other scholastic awards or exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books or room and board. CHI Scholarship Applications are available at the designated schools.

Application Details:

To apply for CHI Scholarships, contact the representative in your area.

University of Minnesota
Medical School
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
B-608 Mayo Building
Attn: Mary Tate, Director
Mayo Mail Code 293
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-1494 or 612-626-2173 or

University of Minnesota
School of Public Health
Attn: Crystal Esparza
Office of Admissions and Student Resources (OASR)
Mayo Building, Room A395
420 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0381
Phone: 612-626-3500 or 800-774-8636
Fax: 612-624-4498

University of Minnesota
School of Social Work
Attn: Megan Morrissey, PhD
Associate Director & MSW Program Director
105 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-1220 or (800) 779-8636
Fax: 612-624-3744
E-mail: or

University of Minnesota
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
Attn: Raul Aguilar, Jr., Multicultural Associate -
Multicultural Famility Literacy Program &
Multicultural Civic Engagement Program
140 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-6386 or 612-624-0295