Dr. Fernando A. Guerra Public Health Scholarship

Contributions to this fund will help leverage local efforts to optimize health and quality of life for all members of our community.

Make a Gift to the Dr. Fernando A. Guerra Public Health Scholarship

The Dr. Fernando A. Guerra Public Health Scholarship Fund aims to reduce the widening gaps in local health and social disparities. This goal is achieved by providing undergraduate scholarships to students who will apply proven methods to address public health and social justice issues. These efforts contribute to mitigating disparities that often persist from one generation to the next. The scholarship fund was established by the Commonwealth Fund of New York City in honor of Fernando Guerra, MD, MPH. Dr. Guerra’s dedicated service on several advisory committees, including his work on the commission to establish standards for a high-performing health care system, inspired this initiative.

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Dr. Fernando Guerra

Scholarship Application Criteria:

  • Must be able to demonstrate having a financial need.
  • Must be pursuing a public health or public service degree.
  • Have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be a current Bexar County resident at the time of the application.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in full- or part-time coursework.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll or transfer to a Bexar County four-year college or university.
  • Must be classified as an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student at the time of the application.
  • Must submit one letter or recommendation from a faculty member, former teacher, or community member.
  • Must submit a 500-word personal statement that includes career goals and indicates their current contribution and connections to the community.

For more information about Dr. Fernando A. Guerra’s Public Health Scholarship, please send an email to scholarship@saafdn.org.

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