National Medical Fellowships (NMF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians and other professionals in the healthcare workforce in order to improve access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities. NMF offers a number of scholarship programs that are awarded on the basis of need and merit.
- US citizen
- Attends an accredited medical school
- Underrepresented minority student
- Has demonstrated leadership ability
- Committed to serving medically underserved communities
See below for the program descriptions, which may require other eligibility components in order to apply.
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About The Scholarship Programs
Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award
Established by NMF Alumna Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACOG, the Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of three slaves who, as subjects of experimentation that helped shape advances in current clinical and surgical knowledge, are recognized today as the Mothers of Gynecology.
This scholarship will be given annually to an African-American woman who is a known descendant of American slaves. She must be enrolled in an accredited US medical school program. Finalists will be interviewed by Dr. Thornton.
Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program
The Gerber scholarship in Pediatrics supports two outstanding medical students with an interest in pediatrics and an emphasis on nutrition.
Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship Program
The Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship was established in 1982 in honor of the longtime NMF contributor in Minneapolis/St. Paul. The scholarship is awarded annually to two 2nd or 3rd year underrepresented minority students enrolled in Minnesota medical schools in recognition of leadership and community service.
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.
Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship
Established by the Manhattan Central Medical Society, this award is given to an African-American medical student enrolled in the greater New York area.
Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship
Established by NMF Board member Neal Ball to honor the memory of his sister Mary Ball Carrera, this need-based merit scholarship is presented to an outstanding Native American woman enrolled in an accredited US medical school. This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship
The Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship seeks to award one scholarship to an underrepresented minority medical student enrolled in medical school in California with clinical interests in hematology (blood diseases).
Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship
The Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship was established in 2013 by distinguished NMF Alumnus Dr. Gary C. Butts to honor his late brother. This award is presented during the New York Champions of Health Awards to a 1st or 2nd year underrepresented minority medical student studying in the New York metropolitan area in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, community service, and interest in urban health.