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NMF Need-Based Scholarship Program

Provider: National Medical Fellowships

Application Deadline: August 31

Award Amount: $2,000 to $5,000

Contact Information:
Melissa Brito
National Medical Fellowships
Telephone:(212) 483-8880
Website: (Programs Page)

Eligibility Requirements:

The Need-Based scholarship Program provides financial assistance to United States citizens from groups currently under represented in the medical profession; specifically, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, 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, second, or third 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 and third year medical students).
  • Applicants must demonstrate and document financial need by submitting 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 provide verification of means of support. All parental financial data must be submitted in order to evaluate dependant status.


Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
836 Medical Education Building, Irvine, CA 92697-4089
Tel: (949) 824-6476
Fax: (949) 824-1014 (fax)

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