National Medical Fellowships Need Based Scholarship Program

National Medical Fellowships
Type Scholarship
Amount $1k - 10k
Duration 1 YearSee Website for details.


National Medical Fellowships, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1946 dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States by providing financial support and other incentives to underrepresented minority medical students, and to articulating the vital role that minority physicians play in the wellbeing and productivity of our nation. NMF accomplishes its mission by focusing on programs that will:

  • Improve the health of underserved communities by increasing the representation of minority physicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and health care administrators in the United States
  • Train minority medical students to address the special needs of their communities
  • Educate the public and policymakers about the public health problems and needs of underserved populations

The NeedBased Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to United States citizens from groups currently under represented in the medical profession; specifically, AfricanAmericans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S states. All Applicants must submit proof of citizenship.


Eligible candidates must be first or second year medical students. Students must provide proof of admission to an accredited medical school (letter of acceptance for first year medical students, academic transcript for second year medical students). Applicants must demonstrate and document financial need by submitted, complete copies of their parents’, spouse’s and their own most recent 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax forms and W2. All nontaxable income (e.g. AFDC, ADC, Social Security benefits, Etc.) must also be documented by the appropriate agency. Applicants must submit a current financial aid award letter. Applicants lacking evidence of taxable or nontaxable income must provide verification of means of support. All parental financial data must be submitted in order to evaluate dependant status.


  • African American
  • Alaskan Native
  • American Indian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Mexican American
  • Native American
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Puerto Rican

Other Restrictions

Applicants born outside of the U.S., or whose parents were born outside the U.S. must submit proof of citizenship.


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
National Medical Fellowships
5 Hanover Square, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212.483.8880