NMF – Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Scholarship is awarded to four 2nd and 3rd year underrepresented minority students with financial need as recognition of their academic achievement and potential.

General Eligibility:
*US citizen
*Attends an accredited medical school
*Underrepresented minority student
* Has demonstrated leadership ability
*Committed to serving medically under-served communities

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

Contact them for more information: scholarships@nmfonline.org

Deadline: September each year


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, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

Apply online at: https://www.aigcs.org/aigc-scholarship-fellowship-opportunities/

Deadline: June 1, 2018

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.


*Extension Applications due February 28, 2018 7:00pm EST. (for current recipients updating your scholarship status or applying for an extension of your scholarship)

*New Applications due March 28, 2018 7:00pm EST

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


Association on American Indian Affairs

Association on American Indian Affairs

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled in their tribe (Continental US or Alaska only), enrolled in an accredited school full time both fall and spring semesters, and be seeking an Associate’s degree or higher.

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)
If you have any questions, please contact SCHOLARSHIPS.AAIA@indian-affairs.org, or (240) 314-7155.

Website: http://www.indian-affairs.org/graduate-applications.html

Application: https://www.indian-affairs.org/uploads/8/7/3/8/87380358/2017_8_grad_scholarship.pdf

American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation

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.

Deadline: February 2, 2018

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

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

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

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
Regionally-Specific Award Categories


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 2019). 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

American Indian College Fund

The AICF offers scholarships to US citizens who are registered members of a tribe recognized by the federal or a state government or are a descendant of a parent or grandparent who is a tribe member.

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum general eligibility requirements for a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund (the Full Circle and/or TCU Scholarship Programs) include:

  • U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
  • Enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
  • Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only).
  • Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. You can use this website to trace Indian ancestry.
  • To be considered for any American Indian College Fund scholarship, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA to apply. Once awarded, depending on donor criteria, your scholarship may have a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. You can use this online tool to calculate your current or cumulative GPA.

Deadline: May 31st each year.

Website: https://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/scholarship-programs/

or telephone 1 800 776 3863 or visit www.thinkindian.org for AICF information.