NMF Dr. Theodore Quincy Miller Scholarship

NATIONAL MEDICAL FELLOWSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

NMF has opened the application for the newly established Dr. Theodore Quincy Miller Scholarship.

Established in 2019 to honor the memory of NMF Alumnus Dr. Theodore Quincy Miller, this need-based Scholarship awards $5,000 to one (1) African American male medical student enrolled at an LCME-accredited US, MD-granting medical school, who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and commitment to service. Top applicants will be selected for a phone interview with Dr. Miller’s family.

Deadline: TBA

Apply at https://nmf.fluidreview.com.

 

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2E7ChLc

AAMC Darrell G. Kirch, MD Scholarship

Association of American Medical Colleges Darrell G. Kirch, MD Scholarship. Established in 2019 by the AAMC Board of Directors, this scholarship honors the exemplary leadership of Dr. Darrell G. Kirch and recognizes his deep commitment to creating a diverse workforce of healthcare professionals.

Administered through National Medical Fellowships (NMF), this $10,000 Scholarship will be awarded to eight (8) 1st year underrepresented minority medical students (for the 2019-2020 academic year), who are enrolled at an LCME-accredited US, MD-granting medical school.

The selected students must demonstrate both community service and leadership and will be eligible to renew the Scholarship for each of their additional three years of medical school (i.e., 4 years of funding), provided that they remain in good academic standing and meet renewal criteria. The scholarship funds should be used for tuition fees and/or living expenses.

The Scholarship recipients will be required to attend the Nickens Awards session at the AAMC’s Learn Serve Lead (LSL).  Conference registration fees will be waived and AAMC will cover up to two (2) nights of lodging for each Scholar.

Website says: “PLEASE NOTE: We will not be accepting any new applications for this Scholarship until 2023. “

Website: https://nmf.fluidreview.com.

Links Scholars in Medicine

Deadline: No updated info on website since 2018, but will keep checking!

Website: https://smhs.gwu.edu/diversity/events/links-scholars-medicine

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Medical students who are approaching their third year of medical school
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school (and in good academic standing)
  • Black/African-American female
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Commitment to serving medically underserved community

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in
1946. The membership consists of nearly 15,000 professional women of color in 285
chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of
extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the
culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African
ancestry.
The Links established the Health and Human Services (HHS) facet in response to the
chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in decreased life
expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS
is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and
the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education,
health advocacy, and health resources. The Links plays a significant role in providing
crucial community education about health risks.
The Links recognizes that diversifying the physician workforce is one component that
can improve the health of the African-American community. Knowing that the cost of a
medical education is financially challenging, The Links will award five scholarships to
medical students in the amount of $25,000/year for two years (during their 3rd and 4th
year of medical school matriculation).

Please include the following with your application and forward all documents to
health@linksinc.org :
1) Demographic Information (see page 2 of application)
2) Current Professional School Transcript
3) Personal Statement (500 – 1,000 words):
Please address how you plan to use your medical degree to support your community
in the near future.
4) Verification of Citizenship:
Acceptable proof of citizenship includes a scanned copy of one of the
following:
• US birth certificate
• Current U.S. passport
• State driver’s license
5) CV or Resume
6) Two Letters of Recommendations (sent directly to The Links, Incorporated at
health@linksinc.org)
• One recommendation letter should be sent from a dean, faculty member, or chief
administrative officer from your academic institution (on university letterhead).
• The second recommendation letter should be sent from a community leader or volunteer
supervisor. If a community leader or volunteer supervisor is unavailable, a second letter
from a dean, faculty member or school administrative officer is acceptable.
7) Financial Documents
Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education (if you received
federal loans during undergraduate or graduate school)
Financial Aid Summary (see form on page 4)

 

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for African-American and Latino/a Medical Students

Key Deadline:

January 6th, 2020:  Applications due by 5:00pm PST

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities for independent research along with structured mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development activities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at http://www.hvtn.org/ramp.

Who can apply?

The HVTN will be accepting up to 4 RAMP scholars who meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as African-American and/or Latinx
  • Student at US allopathic medical school
  • In good academic standing
  • US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Interested in pursuing a future career in HIV research

Key Dates/Deadlines:

November 18th, 2019:  Application Open

Week of December 2nd, 2019:  Projects Posted on Website

January 6th, 2020:  Applications due by 5:00pm PST

February 21, 2020:  Announcement of awarded scholars
Questions about the application process? Please visit our RAMP Application FAQ page. Please contact RAMP Program Manager Linda Oseso, loseso@fredhutch.org or (206) 667-2175.

 

 

GE-National Medical Fellowship Primary Care Leadership Program

For six weeks, PCLP Scholars actively engage with a CHC Site Partner and PCLP mentors in leadership training, team-based project activities, and healthcare service delivery.

PCLP 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 or graduate-level nursing or physician assistant program located in the U.S.
  • Identification as an underrepresented minority student* in healthcare and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged student
  • Demonstrated leadership early in career
  • Commitment to serving medically underserved communities

*NMF designates the following racial/ethnic groups as underrepresented minorities: African American, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American (including American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian), Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander.

PCLP Scholars will be placed at one of their partner community health centers during the summer to participate in a summer service-learning opportunity focused on developing leadership skills.

Scholars each receive a $5,000 scholarship stipend that is expected to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses during the service-learning experience period.

Please read below for more information, and contact us with any questions or concerns at pclpinfo@nmfonline.org.

Early Decision applications are due December 15, 2019.

General applications are due January 17, 2020.

For additional information about the NMF Primary Care Leadership Program, please visit https://nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/service-learning-programs/nmf-primary-care-leadership-program/

 

AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is sending out this final call for applications for  AACAP’s  Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship! This is a great opportunity for medical students of color to become engaged in substance abuse research.

Visit for more information and the application:  http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Medical_Students_Awards/Spurlock_Research_Fellowship.aspx

Deadline:  March 2, 2020

Overview
The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The fellowship opportunity provides award recipients:

  • Up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist researcher/mentor.
  • Coverage for required attendance to the AACAP 67th Annual Meeting in San Francisco on October 19 – 24, 2020 to present their research in a new research poster session. (Complimentary registration, four-paid nights in the hotel, and travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting are included in addition to the fellowship stipend.)

Time Commitment
Students are expected to complete 12 consecutive weeks (60 working days at 8 hours per day) of fellowship training during the summer following acceptance into the program. The amount of time an applicant proposes to spend in the fellowship training will be taken into account by the selection committee. If an applicant is unable to complete 12 weeks, a slightly shorter fellowship experience may be proposed in the application. If approved, the stipend will be pro-rated to reflect the reduction in time spent completing the fellowship. [IMPORTANT: Fellowships proposals with a duration of less than eight weeks will NOT be considered.]