Established in 2013, The California Wellness Foundation has partnered with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to create a service-learning opportunity – the California Community Service-Learning Program (CCSLP) – designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities in California. The CCSLP program provides a $5,000 scholarship award to 10 qualified Californian medical students. The program will provide an opportunity for Scholars to engage in a 200 hours of self-directed community service, develop critical skills, and join an active collegial network, all while enriching their resumes with inimitable experiences.

Program Eligibility

 CCSLP Scholar candidates must meet the following eligibility:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited medical school located in California
  • Identification with one of the following minority groups: African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian Americans (Vietnamese and Cambodian only)
  • Demonstrated leadership early in career
  • Commitment to serving medically underserved communities

Program Requirements

Scholars must complete their program requirements between January and June 2018. Program requirements include:

  • 200 Service-learning Hours at Community Site of Choice Located in an Underserved Community
  • Orientation Participation
  • Written Report on Community Health
  • Oral Presentation w/ PowerPoint
  • Poster Creation/Presentation
  • Program Colloquium Participation
  • Evaluation – Program Surveys (Scholar & Mentor)


About The California Wellness Foundation

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. Learn more at