National Medical Fellowships

(For Minority Students)

Description: NMF is the only nationwide, private organization providing financial assistance to male and female medical students of the four under-represented minority groups: Black Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and Mainland Puerto Ricans. Most awards are granted to first- and second-year medical students who demonstrate need; special merit awards are sometimes given to outstanding juniors and seniors. Awards may range from $500 to $3,000. Although awards are not considered loans, NMF does ask recipients to agree to contribute to the NMF scholarship fund subsequent to medical school in order to help perpetuate their ability to assist needy medical students from these minority groups.

Qualification Requirements: Applicants must be from one of the four under-represented groups described above and must have been accepted by or be attending an accredited school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine in the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate need through a conventional needs analysis.

Application Procedure/Deadlines: Minority students who need financial aid should request an application from: The Scholarship Program; National Medical Fellowships; 254 West 31st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. The deadline for applications is May 31 for currently enrolled students and August 31 for new applicants.