Health Scholars Program

""The Health Scholars Program provides outstanding Princeton students with funding for travel and research to pursue health-related internships and senior thesis research, both in the U.S. and abroad.

This competitive program, administered by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, is open to students from all departments.

Engaging Health

Up to six juniors are selected each year for the scholars program through a rigorous application and selection process focusing on both academic performance and plans for work and research on health issues. The Scholars are supported by the program through their junior and senior years. Scholars are provided with financial support to engage in health-related internships or independent research on health and health policy in the summer before the senior year, and are expected to write senior theses on health-related topics.

Health Scholars are encouraged to participate in planning lectures and seminars, and they may have the opportunity to interact with distinguished speakers during their campus visits.

Meet the Class of 2018 Health Scholars.

Meet the Class of 2019 Health Scholars.


For Current Health Scholars

Please contact us by email at for access to program guidelines, information and proposal / reporting forms.

Program Contact

Gilbert Collins

  • Director of Global Health Programs
  • Associate Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing

How to Apply

Juniors from all departments can apply to the program in the fall semester using the Global Programs System:

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Application deadline: Nov. 11, 2019.