NMF Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship

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.

This application opens Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Applications for this award are due by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Monday, September 30, 2019 at www.nmf.fluidreview.com.

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 who demonstrate financial need as well as academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to service. Application currently closed.

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


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, 2019

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.


New Applications due March 28, 2019 7:00pm EST.
Extension Applications (Continuing Scholars) due February 28, 2019 7:00 pm EST.

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


Association on American Indian Affairs

Association on American Indian Affairs

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 will be accepted starting May 31, 2019.

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2019. 

Scholarship Application Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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 (AAIA does not fund certificate programs or seminaries).

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.

Deadline: TBA

AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow (General) Scholarship

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 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