NMF Carl H. & Thelma C. Caison, Sr. Scholarship

Established in 2019 by Dr. Jann Caison-Sorey in memory of her parents, this need-based $5,000 award will be awarded to a third-generation African American male medical student (MD Only) enrolled in an accredited medical school for the 2020-2021 academic year, who is originally from Michigan State. The selected Scholar must demonstrate academic strength, financial need, and interest in practicing Primary Care.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on August 3, 2020.

To start your application, you must first complete the eligibility form by clicking here.

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

NMF Aspiring Physicians Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2020 by NMF Alumna Dr. Felecia Williams in memory of her father Mr. Willie James Williams, this need-based $5,000 Scholarship will be awarded to an African American medical student who meets the following eligibility criteria: 1) originally from Detroit, MI, 2) first generation in their family to go to college, 3) enrolled in an accredited US medical school for the 2020-2021 academic year, 4) has documented financial need, and 5) has demonstrated an interest in Pediatrics. This Scholarship may be renewed provided that the student remains in good academic standing.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on August 3, 2020. To start your application, you must first complete the eligibility form by clicking here.

Website: https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/?fbclid=IwAR0cmX7VEpDq1f5Y0A_A-hRUy7C8uhz0r8pTjUbQbcAc4oQ8M8Jni3ShoTA

Myer & Lois Franklin Scholarship

The ability to give back to the community and the right to an education for all was of extreme importance to the Franklins.  They created the trust to provide scholarships embracing all members of the Jackson community no matter what their background in an effort to promote acceptance and access to education to those seeking same.

All scholarship recipients are expected to be a role model for the Jackson community and to demonstrate the qualities and perform the activities which enabled them to be selected as an outstanding scholarship recipient.

 For this scholarship, download the application, fill it out and return to the JCF office.

Application Deadline:  Upon receipt of 250 completed applications OR February 14, 2020, whichever comes first

Special Application Process: This scholarship uses a separate downloadable application. It will not appear in the drop down list of scholarship choices on the JCF online application and does not count toward your 5 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: Resident of Jackson County, Michigan

Renewable: Yes

Scholarship Award: Between $500 – $5,000

Scholarship Use: Tuition


Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship Fund


  • Application is open ONLY to African American students, ages 17-30, who are Michigan residents.
  • Must be a college student admitted to a medically related professional program; e.g., nursing, medicine, physical or occupational therapy, AND
  • Must submit an official transcript with G.P.A., AND
  • Must have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • Note: A personal interview is required.

TLCF recipients may only receive the award twice.

Deadline: December 27, 2019

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation
Franklin Plaza Center
29193 Northwestern Hwy #528

(248) 557-2346

For information and application: http://thomlatimercares.org/scholarship-application/

The Eileen J. Smith, R. N. Memorial Scholarship

Jackson Community Foundation: The Eileen J. Smith, R. N. Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Resident of Jackson County, Michigan

  • Graduating high school senior, previous recipient, student already enrolled in and taking undergraduate classes, returning learner, student planning to attend graduate school, student already enrolled in graduate school, or student enrolled in the Jackson College Prison Education Initiative who has completed at least one semester and is housed in a Jackson County Corrections facility

  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university with a major in a medical profession

  • Enrolled part or full-time

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Scholarship Award: Up to $1,000 for tuition, books, or other academic fees – notified in May if awarded

Website: http://www.jacksoncf.org/eileen-j-smith-r-n

Deadline: Upon receipt of 250 completed applications or February 14, 2020 –whichever comes first.

If you have questions, please contact the Jackson Community Foundation at 517-787-1321 or the College & Career Access Center at 517-990-0671.