The Scholarship Program for Kenyan Medical Students began in 2000 with 12 scholars who had overwhelming financial needs. Today AMPATH scholarships support almost 80 medical students as well as an additional 30 sudents on a parallel work-study program. This translates into roughly 30% of the Moi medical class receiving financial assistance from AMPATH. Over the past decade, this program has made it possible for many bright, impoverished students to complete their medical education. This program represents the most cost-effective means of training students to be physicians who will stay in Kenya and provide medical care to its citizens.