Church Health Scholars

Apply to the Program

Applications for the 2018-2019 Scholar cohort are now open! 

The Church Health Scholars Program has a competitive application process that extends from October to February. An updated application schedule will be posted in October for the upcoming Scholar year. To submit an application, click the Scholars Application link below. To submit a letter of recommendation for a current candidate’s application, select the Letters of Recommendation button.

To ensure that you submit your strongest application, please review the Application Checklist and Tips before submitting your application.

Questions? Email us at . Please note that due to the high volume of applications, Church Health is unable to return individual emails or phone calls regarding the status of your application.

How to Apply

Application and Decision Periods

The Church Health Scholars Program operates under a strict deadline. Applications received after the March 23, 2017 deadline will not be considered.  

October 16, 2017: Applications open.

March 23, 2018:  Application deadline. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. CST for consideration.

March – April 2018:  Application review and interview process occurs.

May 1, 2018:  Final decisions are made.

June 2018:  The 2019-19 Scholars class begin their service.

Application Checklist

  • Do you qualify for Church Health Scholars? Before applying, please read through our requirements on the Who are Scholars? page to determine if you qualify.
  • Church Health Scholars is a full-time professional service experience. Your application should be professional and well-thought out. It is strongly encouraged to have a professor or member of Career Services review both your resume and cover letter.
  • Applicants must provide the following four items in order to be considered for a Scholars position. Applications missing any of these items will not be considered:
  1. A resume with your work, education and community service experience
  2. A cover letter detailing your interest in Church Health and your short- and long-term goals
  3. Two professional and/or academic references. Both reference letters must be uploaded with your application. Family and friends will not be accepted as references.

Resume Tips

  • Contact information is a must! Provide your email address and phone number on your resume.
  • Be sure to share your work, education and community service (volunteer) experience, but also share your interests and hobbies too! Consider including any internship experiences, certifications, language skills, unique skills and hobbies. These additions can help your application stand out during the review process
  • Have a professor or member of Career Services review your resume before submitting your application.
  • Correct spelling and grammar are important! Proofread all documents before submitting your application.

Cover Letter Tips

  • Your cover letter should be one page (maximum). Include your interest in Church Health and your short- and long-term career goals. Visit your college’s Career Services department, or review online cover letter examples for inspiration.
  • List a few of your strongest skills and talents, and describe why you believe they would be important qualities of a Church Health Scholar. Be sure to give two or three examples of how you used these skills and talents in previous work or education settings.
  • Have a professor or member of your college’s Career Services department review your resume before submitting your application.
  • Correct spelling and grammar are important! Proofread all documents before submitting your application.

Reference Tips

  • Church Health requires Scholars to provide two references. Your references should be past or current professors, coaches, coworkers, supervisors or volunteer managers. Family and friends will not be accepted as references.
  • Choose references who know you and your work well. Your references should be able to give examples of how you solve problems, complete assignments and interact with others.
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