For more information, please review the full list of Eligibility Requirements.

NO. Students do not need to have previous experience in public health to apply and participate in the program. We encourage students from a wide range of disciplines to apply to Michigan FPHLP.

YES. In the past, FPHLP has worked with students and their home institutions to proctor exams to facilitate their involvement in the program. However, accommodations will not be discussed until a student is selected for the program.

NO. Only U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and U.S. Nationals are eligible for this program.

MAYBE. If you graduate in Winter 2023 or Spring 2024, you are still eligible to participate. If you graduated prior to December 2023, you are ineligible.

YES. Residents from U.S. Territories are eligible for this program.

Low income is defined as below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

YES. However, if you would like to be considered for FPHLP at the University of Michigan, you MUST complete our online application.

All Lewis Scholars programs have their own individual applications. Visit each Lewis Scholars program's website for information on their specific application process.

NO. Eligibility requirements are inflexible and cannot be negotiated.

Program Information

The dates change year to year. For Summer 2024, the dates are late May through late July.

NO. Accepted students will receive a stipend to cover their living costs while in Ann Arbor. In addition, travel and housing costs will be covered.

The stipend amount is $3,100 received in four equal payments over the summer. The stipend is intended to assist students in covering some of their living expenses during the program.

Program participants will be housed with a roommate in accessible residential halls on the University of Michigan’s campus near the School of Public Health where the rooms will be double occupied or suite style.

Students with disabilities can participate in Michigan FPHLP. There are no physical requirements that pertain to Michigan FPHLP. Prior to the start of the program, Michigan FPHLP Staff will have conversations with students to ensure an accessible learning environment is available to all students. Some field placement sites may have physical requirements related to their office environment and/or projects; however, Michigan FPHLP Staff works with field placement sites and students for the matching process and would be able to match students where they feel supported and accommodated based on their needs.

NO. Spouses are not eligible for staying with program participants in housing during the program.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children within the program.

Michigan FPHLP will continue to follow all University of Michigan COVID-19 protocols that include mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, including booster.  Read the U-M COVID-19 Response

Any updates on COVID-19's impact on the Lewis Scholars programs will posted on the CDC's website: https://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/internships.html

For information on COVID-19, visit the CDC's website.

Application Information

For more information about the application, please review the Application page.

Our Application will open November 1, 2023 and will remain open until 11:59pm EST on January 31, 2024. During the application period, a link to the online application will be posted on the Application page of our website. 

NO. Paper transcripts must be scanned into PDF format and uploaded to the online application. For transcripts from multiple institutions, students must merge transcripts into one PDF file to upload to the online application.

YES. For transcripts from multiple institutions, students must merge transcripts into one PDF file to upload to the online application.

Please submit what you have at the time of completing your application.

Please thoroughly read through the directions on the Letter of Recommendation page of the application.

Once you complete your recommenders' information (Name, Title, Institution, and Email) and save your application, an automated email invitation will be sent to the email address you provided for your recommender. The automated email invitation will contain a link that is specific to each recommender to use to complete their letter of recommendation.

We encourage all applicants to check in with their recommenders to ensure that they have received the email regarding the letter of recommendation. Please have your recommender check their Spam folder when trying to locate the automated email invitation.

Recommenders will have until January 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EST to submit their letter of recommendation. 

When the letter of recommendation is successfully submitted, you will be able to check the "Applicant Dashboard," a page viewable upon logging into your application account. For more information on navigating the application portal and viewing the dashboard, review the Application Overview webinar hosted in 2021.

A token is a unique identifier sent to your recommender that connects their letter to your application.

Upon completing your application and submitting it online, a notification will appear on your screen confirming your application submission.

All selections will be made no later than March 31, 2024.