About the Program
For the fifth year, the United Health Foundation has partnered with NMF to offer the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. Thirty (30) scholars will be selected to receive the $7,000 scholarship and complete a self-directed community health project at the community site of their choice. Selected scholars will be enrolled in a medical school within one of the identified target areas, be a member of an underrepresented minority group, and have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to underserved communities.
Number/Value of Awards
The United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program provides $7,000 scholarship awards to 30 qualified underrepresented minority medical students who:
- have demonstrated leadership at an early stage of their careers
- and are committed to serving medically underserved communities.
Each awardee will conduct a self-directed community health project of 200 hours at a community site of choice in an underserved community in one of the eligible locations between December 2015 – April 2016.
Scholars who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity to reapply to the program for a second year. Scholars who participate in the second year of the program will complete an independent community health study on a topic that builds off on their first year service project. The independent community health study should explore in depth information gained from the first year.
Each candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- US citizenship
- Identification with one of the following underrepresented minority groups: African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American (Vietnamese or Cambodian only)
- Demonstrated leadership at an early stage
- Commitment to serving medically underserved communities
- Enrollment in an accredited medical school in
- Arizona (Phoenix)
- Florida (Orlando, Tampa and Greater Miami)
- Georgia (Atlanta)
- New Mexico (Albuquerque)
- New York (greater metropolitan New York City area, including NY, CT, PA, NJ)
- Tennessee (Nashville)
- Texas (San Antonio)
- Wisconsin (Milwaukee)