CHI Scholarships

Scholarship Criteria


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.

Students must meet the following qualifications

  • Recently admitted and enrolled first or second-year graduate or professional student in the Medical School, School of Public Health or School of Social Work
  • Enrolled third or fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing health care related major (Scholarships administered through MCAE)
  • From socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with special consideration for students of color
  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater
  • Full-time student

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 exceed other scholastic awards. CHI Scholarship applications are available at the designated schools.  Contact the University of Minnesota representative in your area of study.

Additional Scholarship Information

  • Number and amount of Scholarships provided to each school can vary depending on yearly Medica CHI budget commitment and distribution of funds by CHI Program Manager
  • Scholarships should be used not only for recruitment, but also for retention – schools should utilize all eligibility years when considering students for scholarships
  • Students may receive a CHI Scholarship (repeat awardee) in each of their years of eligibility
  • Scholarship recipients should attend all CHI Program sponsored events including the Annual Spring Recognition Reception and Fall Appreciation Luncheon

Medical School
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
Attn: Mary Tate, Director
B608 Mayo Building, MMC293
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-1494
Fax: 612-626-9340
E-mail: [email protected]

School of Public Health
Office of Admissions and Student Resources
Attn: Drew Smith
Scholarship Coordinator
A395 Mayo Building, MMC819
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0341
Phone: 612-626-3500 or (800) 774-8636
Fax: 612-624-4498
E-mail: [email protected]

School of Social Work
Attn: Suzanne Shatila
MSW Program Director
105 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6160
Phone: 612-624-4210 or (800) 779-8636
Fax: 612-624-3744
E-mail: [email protected]

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
Attn: Krysta Wetzel
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist
148 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-5503
E-mail: [email protected]