About our programs
scholarships • awards • service-learning
Since its inception in 1946, National Medical Fellowships has strived to improve access to quality healthcare for all Americans by supporting students of medicine and the health professions from underrepresented minority groups, who are more likely to practice in medically underserved communities. Today, NMF offers two types of programs: scholarships & awards, and service-learning programs.
The NMF Service-Learning Programs provide special opportunities for students to work hands-on to enhance healthcare delivery in underrepresented communities in local, national, and international settings. These programs match students with mentors, often eminent NMF alumni, and focus on areas of critical clinical/public health need.
Scholarships and Awards
The core program of NMF is the Scholarships and Awards. Offered primarily to first- and second-year medical students, these scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need. NMF scholarships are increasingly important due to escalating cost of medical school and spiraling student debt.