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Global Health Scholarships

Robinson Durst Scholarship

The Center for Global Health coordinates the scholarship that was founded by Professor Emeritus William Robinson, M.D., PhD and Denver sculptor/ceramicist Peter Durst. Since 1997, the scholarship has provided 30 health sciences graduate students from the University of Colorado Denver an opportunity to enjoy a culturally diverse clinical or research experience. Philosophically, the scholarship committee and its founders strongly believe in the long-lasting, positive value of global health endeavors in broadening personal and academic perspectives.

Deadlines for the application are April 1 and November 1. Robinson Durst Scholarship Application 


Rotary Scholarship

Students for global Health initiated the Scholarship in 2005 with financial backing from several Denver metropolitan area Rotary clubs. All graduate students in the health professions are eligible for the award, provided their proposed projects fits with the cores values of rotary, including fellowship, service, and ethical conduct. The Center administers the scholarship in close collaboration with the Students for Global Health and Rotary leadership.

2010 Rotary Application


Ruttenber Fund

The Ruttenber Fund was created in honor of A. James Ruttenber, PhD, MD by his friends, colleagues and students. His untimely death on June 16, 2007 occurred while traveling in Mexico to establish a student exchange program with the University of Colima Medical School.

Based on the wishes of his wife, Margaret Ruttenber, the purpose of this fund is to provide study grants for education and travel between the University of Colima School of Medicine, Colima, Mexico and the University of Colorado Denver for students of medicine, epidemiology, public health, environmental journalism, and other related fields. The Center is actively seeking contributions to endow this Fund.

Ruttenber Fund Application