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Central Valley Scholars Presents

The Community Health Scholars

About the Program

The Community Health Scholars is a 6-week summer program in which students receive a comprehensive understanding of health, research, and community engagement. As a research and guidance program, students construct a community-based research project to understand a curriculum topic within their community and propose a community outreach project. The program director and professor aid scholars via classroom sessions and scholars learn more about research construction, community health topics, and connect with community organizations and already existing resources. All participants will receive a $100 award, and the final prize winner will receive $1000. At the end of the program, we host a Community Health Symposium where scholars present their research projects, and the $1000 prize winner is selected. 

Program Details


  • Must be a high school student, community college student, or undergraduate in the 2021-2022 school year

  • Must currently reside or originate from the San Joaquin Valley

Important Dates

  • The program will run from July 9, 2021 to August 21, 2021

  • Orientation is July 9th from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

  • Two-week intensive is July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021 11am - 1pm

Program Goals

  • Expose students to health research methods & community-based research

  • Allows students to network with community health experts & organizations

  • Provides students with hands on experience


  • The application closed on June 30, 2021.

  • You can apply online for our next program next year.

  • For any questions or accommodations please contact us.

Reproductive Health

Reproductive health is physical, mental, and social well-being relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. This includes, but is not limited to, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), contraceptives, endometriosis, cancers of the reproductive system, and HIV/AIDS.

Program Topics

Angie Casarez (She/Her)

About the Founder

Angie Casarez is a rising fourth-year undergraduate student at Stanford University. Angie is originally from a rural ranching community west of Dallas called Millsap, where she attended high school. She is majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Reproductive Health & Justice and a minor in Sociology. She hopes to eventually pursue a career in medicine and community health advocacy. She has participated in biological research projects at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University. Some of her health interests include community-based participatory research, clinical research, and social disparities in healthcare.  

Have additional questions? Contact Us. Community Health Scholars Program Terms And Conditions.