NMF 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.
We know how important it is to help students maintain their financial stability during the critical final semesters of medical school so that they can focus on the future - a future of service to their communities and the nation as a whole.
About the fund
Begun in 2008, the NMF Emergency Scholarship Fund (ESF) is supported by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and other donors.
This innovative fund provides a quick response to address 3rd and 4th year underrepresented minority medical school students’ need for immediate, emergency funding. The funds can be used to pay tuition or living expenses, depending on need and approval of the ESP Advisory Committee. NMF adheres to the AAMC definition of underrepresented minority students and targets: African American, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives and Asian Americans (restricted to Vietnamese and Cambodian).
Emergency scholarships are non-renewable scholarships and can range up to $10,000. Qualified applicants must provide two essays, one explaining their financial circumstances and the other their interest in a career in medicine and all documents supporting their financial status. All student applications must be submitted by the medical school accompanied by a letter of support from the Financial Aid Director. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year.
Is a financial crisis keeping you from getting your medical degree?
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- $157,944 - average education debt of indebted graduates of class 2010
- 78 percent of graduates have debt of at least $100,000
- 42 percent of graduates have debt of at least $150,000
- 85 percent of graduating medical students carry outstanding loans
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges, 2012
The Emergency Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to underrepresented minority medical students who are US citizens and in extreme financial difficulty. Typically, students apply for this assistance when circumstances beyond their control have creates a financial hardship that makes it difficult to continue in medical school.
Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available based on need and availability of funds.