Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

Posted by on December 5, 2003

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Kaiser Family Foundation Offers Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Deadline: January 30, 2004

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (<a href=""></a>) established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University to honor the legacy of former Kaiser trustee and congresswoman Barbara Jordan by creating opportunities for minority students in the field of health policy.

The program provides college students of color the opportunity to work in a congressional office with major health-policy responsibilities, giving them exposure to health-policy issues as well as a deeper understanding of how the federal government works. Seminars and site visits augment their work experiences.

Candidates must either be entering their senior year during the internship, or in their senior year of undergraduate study, or have graduated within the last twelve months from an accredited U.S. college or university.

Current law, medical, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Candidates must demonstrate an active interest in health policy, strong leadership skills, and community commitment. Candidates will be evaluated on their academic performance, application essay, letters of recommendation, and extra-curricular activities.

Students selected for the program will receive approximately $5,000 in support that includes a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of the program; a daily expense allowance for meals and local transportation; transportation/airfare to and from Washington, D.C.; and lodging at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

For complete program guidelines, see the Kaiser Family Foundation Web site.

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