NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship Program

Established to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities, this award will provide a $5,000 scholarship to eight (8) fourth-year medical students for the 2020-2021 academic year from underrepresented minority groups who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on June 15, 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 Dr. David Kearney McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT

The Dr. David Kearney McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT is designed to increase the number of qualified physicians who are interested in a career in Ophthalmology or Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialties. The scholarship is a $5,000 award to at least two (2) African-American, Afro-Latino, or Native American medical students enrolled in an accredited US medical school for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible candidates must be committed to academic excellence, research, leadership and service. The awarded Scholars are required to attend and present their research in Ophthalmology/ENT at the McDonogh Reception in New York City in November 2020. Scholars who are selected from another US State will be expected to video conference into the event to accept the award and present his or her research.

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 Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship

Established by NMF Board member Neal Ball to honor the memory of his sister Mary Ball Carrera, this award provides a $2,500 scholarship to one (1) outstanding Native American woman, recognized for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community service, and enrolled in an accredited US medical school for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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/

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/

 

NMF – Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship

The Josiah Macy Jr. Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. This scholarship provides $5,000 to six (6) 2nd or 3rd year minority medical students enrolled in an accredited US medical school program for the 2020-2021 academic year and who demonstrate financial need as well as academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to service.

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

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

For more information and to apply: http://www.nmfonline.org/progra…/general-scholarships-awards

Contact them for more information: scholarships@nmfonline.org

 

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

The AIGC Fellowship program: The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

Applicants will also be considered for other scholarship opportunities with this application.

  • To be considered for the SPGSF the applicant must:
    • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe to be verified only through submission of a TEC;
    • A completed financial needs analysis, FNF;
    • Must be (or will be) pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree as a full-time degree-seeking student at an accredited graduate school in the United States.  Exclusive consideration is paid to degree candidates in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields (may include:  Medical and Life Sciences; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Mathematics and Computational Sciences, Earth, Environmental and Agriculture Sciences; and Technology) to be verified through the submission of current transcripts or proof of acceptance to an eligible program

Apply online at: https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/graduate-students

Deadline: June 1, 2020

National Medical Fellowships

NMF offers scholarships, awards and fellowship programs to United States citizens from groups currently underrepresented in the medical profession; specifically, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S states.

For information about these programs visit: https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/programs/

Indian Health Services Scholarship (IHS)

The IHS offers full tuition and a monthly stipend in return for one year of full-time service for each year of scholarship support (minimum 2 years).

Applicants must be US citizens and members of federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribes, bands or communities accepted by or enrolled in medical school in a priority career category.

Requirements include a scholarship application form, two faculty recommendations, documentation of American Indian/Alaska Native eligibility, official transcript and proof of acceptance/enrollment into a specific health category.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2020, 7:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Info/Application: https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/

 

Association on American Indian Affairs

Applications will be available on May 15, 2020.

Deadline: June 30, 2020 by 5pm EST.

Scholarship Application Requirements
ALL APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be enrolled with his or her respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska.
  • Submit a copy of Tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student’s Tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the Tribe. The student must be directly recognized as a citizen or member of his or her Tribal Nation.
  • Be enrolled as full-time student.
  • ​Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Submit a current class schedule and transcript.
  • Attend an accredited institution and be seeking an Associate’s Degree or higher (the Association does not fund certificate programs or seminaries).
  • Fill out the Association’s Application.
  • Provide an essay described in the Application.
Disbursements

  • Awards are mailed directly to the school and not to the student. It is assumed any funds received will be applied to the student’s account, but the manner of disbursement is left to the policy and discretion of the school.
  • If you receive an award, you will be notified prior to disbursement. Disbursements usually occur in January and August.
  • Please note that we are not able to contact students who will not be receiving a scholarship. 
  • Students receiving awards are responsible for contacting our office with change of contact information. If we cannot contact you, your award may not be disbursed.

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

  • One-year Scholarship
  • Graduate students
  • All fields of study

Elizabeth & Sherman Asche Scholarship

  • One-year Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Health and Science fields/majors

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

  • One-year Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • All fields of study
  • Students must be from non-federally recognized tribes (Students from state recognized tribes may apply)

NAPLP Scholarship:

  • is a full scholarship program for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study applied American politics at the George Washington University in Washington DC.
    As part of the Semester in Washington Politics program, NAPLP is funded by a generous gift from AT&T.  The scholarship covers up to nine credits in tuition, on-campus housing, round-trip air travel, and a stipend for books and living expenses ($2,400 in two installments).
    ​Students also have the opportunity to have an internship in places such as a congressional office, national tribal organization or a federal agency and to develop lasting connections with a cohort of Native American students from across the country.
If you have any questions, please contact SCHOLARSHIPS.AAIA@indian-affairs.org, or (240) 314-7155.

Website: https://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships.html

American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation

For more information: https://amafoundation.org/programs/scholarships/

Students MUST be nominated by the financial aid office. Nominated students will be given a submission code and the application is done online.

*Must be a current Med 3 student who will be graduating in May 2021.

Deadline: FEBRUARY 20, 2020 AT 11:59PM CST

 

The different scholarships are listed below:

1. AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow (General) Scholarship

2. Underrepresented in Medicine (formerly Minority Scholars Award)

• African American, Latino/Hispanic, or Native Americans/Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved populations
• Selection is based on academic excellence and financial need.
All accredited U.S. medical schools may submit two nominees for this award category

3. Dr. Richard Allen Williams & Genita Evangelista Johnson/Association of Black Cardiologists Scholarship (**$5,000)

• Must be an African-American student with an interest in cardiology
• *Must explain your interest in cardiology in your personal statement. One of your letters of recommendation should also reference this interest.
All accredited U.S. medical schools may submit one nominee for this award category

4. AMA Alliance Grassroots Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

• Must have an interest in and commitment to women’s and/or children’s health issues.
• Selection will be based on volunteer activities and/or research initiatives.
All accredited U.S. medical schools may submit two nominees for this award category

5. The Herman E. Diskin, MD Memorial Physicians of Tomorrow

• Must demonstrate a strong commitment to medicine, humanitarian, public service and compassionate patient care
All accredited U.S. medical schools may submit one nominee
• Selection is based on academic excellence and financial need
nominee for this award category

6. David Jones Peck, MD Scholarship for Health Equity

*African American, Latino/Hispanic, or Native American/Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or under-served populations and must demonstrate a commitment to increasing health equity.

General Eligibility Requirements
• Must be nominated through the medical school dean’s office or the dean’s designate.
• All nominees must be rising final year students (current third year students who are approaching their final year of medical school set to graduate in May 2021). If a student is in a five-year program, they can be nominated either at the end of their third year or prior to their final year in medical school.
• Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school.
• Must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States.
• *Note that AMA membership or non-membership is not taken into consideration