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Health Brigades

Attention: At this time, we can only accept applications from Spanish speakers and providers (physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners).

Shoulder to Shoulder has four brigades in which our students can participate:

  • March Brigade: March 11 - 19
  • May Brigade: May 12 - 21
  • June Brigade: June 2 - 11*
  • August Brigade: August 4 - 13

* Non-clinical brigade

Note: When applying, a note may pop-up stating that there's a $50 charge. Please disregard this message as you will not be charged that fee just for applying. The charge is included in the brigade fee if you are accepted. Application deadline for first round selection is Sunday, October 9, 2016.


If you are a University of Kentucky student earning academic credit, choose the application below that corresponds to your Brigade:

  *Note for UK students - As a part of the brigade experience, a credit bearing course is required for all full-time University of Kentucky students that participate in the 2017 brigades. The course is titled, “Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health”. Themes include an overview of Ecuador, cultural anthropology and working in a multidisciplinary environment, among other topics. Once accepted into the brigades, participants will learn more about how to register for the course. If you have concerns about taking this course, please email Craig Borie at for more information.

Education Abroad offers the New Horizons scholarship for $500. Application deadlines for the New Horizons scholarship are November 1. You can find this scholarship at

You can apply for this scholarship even though you may not have received notification of your acceptance yet for the STSG brigades.

For certain healthcare disciplines, the Benjamin Josephson Fund provides $1,000 scholarships. You can find out more information at

The STSG Student Association also offers its members fundraising opportunities and has traditionally offered scholarships. If you’re interested, please email the president of STSG SA, Parth Patel at

If you are not a University of Kentucky studentor if you are not earning academic credit, choose the application below that corresponds to your brigade:

Note: Please see Benjamin Josephson Fund scholarship opportunity above, even if your application is not for credit.

Brigade application deadline for first round selection is Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Thank you for your interest in serving the underserved!

Brigade Payments

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*The non-refundable deposit of $300 is due by Friday, December 16th, 2016.
**The remaining balance of $800 is due by Friday, January 27th, 2017.