29 Aug $7000 Medical Students Scholarships Available
United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program
Established in 2013, the United Health Foundation (UHF) has partnered with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to offer the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. This is a service-learning program designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities. This program is a renewal scholarship that provides a $7,000 award to thirty (30) qualified medical students. All Scholars are required to complete a 200-hour self-directed community health project at the community site of their choice. Selected Scholars will be enrolled in a medical school located in the U.S., be a member of an underrepresented minority group, and have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to underserved communities.
UHF Scholar candidates must meet the following eligibility:
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter
- Currently enrolled in an accredited medical school located in the U.S.
- Identification with one of the following minority groups: African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian Americans (Vietnamese and Cambodian only)
- Demonstrated leadership early in career
- Commitment to serving medically underserved communities
Scholars may complete their program requirements between December 2017 and June 2018. Program requirements include:
- 200 service-learning hours at community site of choice located in an underserved community
- Orientation Participation
- Written Report on Community Health
- PowerPoint Creation and Oral Presentation (4th Year Medical Students Only)
- Poster Creation/Presentation
- Program Colloquium Participation
- Evaluation – Program Surveys (Scholarships)
For more information, please visit the National Medical Fellowships.