This service-learning program is designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality health care in medically underserved communities. This program is a renewable scholarship that provides a $7,000 award to thirty-eight (38) qualified 2nd-4th year medical students.
About the Program
Established in 2013, the United Health Foundation (UHF) has partnered with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to offer the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. This program aims to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality health care in medically underserved communities. This program is a renewable scholarship that provides a $7,000 award to 38 qualified second-year, third-year and fourth-year medical students. 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. All scholars are required to complete a 200-hour self-directed community health project with a community site of their choice. Due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, scholars should prepare for all or portions of their project activities to be virtual.
2021-22 Applications will open on August 6, 2021 and close October 17, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
About the United Health Foundation
Guided by a passion to help people live healthier lives, United Health Foundation (UHF) provides helpful information to support decisions that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities. The Foundation also supports activities that expand access to quality health care services for those in challenging circumstances and partners with others to improve the well-being of communities.