National Medical Fellowships scholarship and award applicants are required to upload the following documents as a part of the online application process. In addition to this list, each scholarship and award has application requirements specific to its program. Click here to view program-specific application materials.

  • Academic Documents

    • NMF Financial Aid Transcript
      • Applicants will provide the name and contact information of a Financial Aid Officer to complete the form, which is sent directly to the officer.
    • Official Letter of Financial Aid Award Offer
    • Current Professional School Transcript
  • Personal Documents

    • Verification of Citizenship: Acceptable forms of proof of citizenship include a scanned copy of one of the following:
      • A US birth certificate
      • A current US passport
      • USCIS certificate of naturalization
      • Voter’s registration card (accompanied by a picture ID)
    • Verification of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Status
      • DACA approval letter
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

  • Short Biography

  • Two Letters of Recommendations

    • Applicants will specify the names and contact information of their recommenders during the application process. When choosing a recommender, it is advisable to choose someone who knows you and your work well, and can attest to your community commitment and leadership. After applicants supply the name of their recommenders, those recommenders will receive an email with instructions on uploading their recommendation letter.
      • One recommendation letter should be sent from a dean, faculty member, or chief administrative officer from your academic institution.
      • The second recommendation letter should be sent from a community leader or volunteer supervisor. If a community leader or volunteer supervisor is unavailable, a second letter from a dean, faculty member or school administrative officer is acceptable.

  • Program-Specific Application Materials

    • California Community Service-Learning Program
    • Neighborhood Diabetes Education Program*
    • United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program
      • Personal Statement 1: Discuss your personal and professional motivation for a medical career, your commitment to primary care and service in a health and/or community settings, your motivation for working to reduce health disparities, and your commitment to improving healthcare (500-1,000 words)
      • Personal Statement 2: Discuss your experiences that are preparing you to ultimately practice in an underserved community, including challenges you have overcome, and unique perspectives or skills you bring to practicing medicine in an underserved community (500-1,000 words)
      • Community Health Project Proposal: In essay format, detail your proposed community service project with the contact information for your on-site supervisor or mentor. Applicants must self-identify a community site of choice within the specified program target locations (150-350 words).
        • *Neighborhood Diabetes Education Program does not require the Community Health Project Proposal.
    • GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program
      • Personal Statement 1: Discuss experiences you have had working in or being a part of a medically underserved population, and elaborate on how these experiences have impacted your educational path, your professional aspirations, and your decision to apply to the GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program. (500 word limit)
      • Personal Statement 2: Identify a barrier currently restricting primary care delivery in community health centers and offer two solutions to overcome this obstacle. (300 word limit)
    • Monash/Scott Medical Student Scholarship Program
      • Personal Statement 1: Discuss your personal and professional motivation for a medical career, your commitment to primary care and service in a health and/or community settings, your motivation for working to reduce health disparities, and your commitment to improving healthcare (500-1,000 words)
      • Personal Statement 2: Discuss your experiences that are preparing you to ultimately practice in an underserved community, including challenges you have overcome, and unique perspectives or skills you bring to practicing medicine in an underserved community (500-1,000 words)
      • Community Health Project Proposal: In essay format, detail your proposed community service project with the contact information for your on-site supervisor or mentor (150-350 words). (Service Scholarship applicants only)
      • Copy of residency contract from a Chicago clinical residency program (Residency Scholarship applicants only)