Student Resources

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, and recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.  click here

National Medical Association

The National Medical Assoication annually recognizes and rewards African-American medical students for extraordinary accomplishments, academic excellence, leadership and potential for significant contributions to medicine. click here

United Health Foundation Scholarships

The United Health Foundations Scholarships was established in 2008 by United Health Foundation.  The scholarship is presented annually to ten underrepresnted minority medical students who are recongnized for outstanding academic achievement and potential for significant contributions to medicine.  click here

National Medical Fellowships Emergency Scholarship Fund

In these difficult and uncertain times, financial assistance to minority medical students from underrepresented communities is more crucial than ever. National Medical Fellowships is there to provide some help.  click here

GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program

GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) candidates are students from underrepresented minority groups and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. click here

AAMC Opportunities

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Minority Medical Student Award Program

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Medical Student Summer Fellowship Research Program

Eight-week research program open to first- and second-year medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.

1. Complete the online application:

2. Submit a letter from your medical school dean or registrar stating that you are a first- or second-year student in good academic standing. The letter must specify if any courses are under or pending remediation.  This letter should be sent to:
All materials must be received by the application deadline: January 13, 2014, at 5:00 PM EST

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Fellowship Placements for Spring 2014


Application Process: Submit completed application to The e-mail should include the following attachments:

  • Specify on the email message, which placement you're interested in.
  • HSHPS Training Program Application Form (attached)
  • Essay (maximum 700 words) should answer the following questions:
    • What will you bring to the program (education/career experiences)?
    • Describe, in detail, your experience with working with a Hispanic population, why you want to work with the Hispanic population, what are your future plans to helping to improve the health of the Hispanic population.
    • What do you expect to learn/gain from the fellowship? What are your short-term & long-term career goals?
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae:
    • Must include: academic history (including GPA), employment history, volunteer work/community service, research experience, list of honors/awards, and publications (if any)
  • Unofficial Transcripts:
    • Unofficial transcripts for bachelor and graduate level work must be submitted. Official transcripts will be requested if applicant is accepted into the program.

ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award

ASTRO's Healthcare Access and Training Subcommittee, dedicated to advancing the role of minorities in radiation oncology, has secured funding for two Minority Summer Fellowship Awards. The purpose of the award is to introduce medical students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. Although medical students in all years are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to first- and second-year students. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will provide medical students with an experience designed to expose students to clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology.

The 2014 ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award offers each student a $3000 package that includes a $2400 stipend for an eight-week training program and $600 dollars to attend the ASTRO Annual Meeting the following year (2015).

Applications must be received by ASTRO no later than March 7, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


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