2021-2022 NMF Scholarships for underrepresented minority medical students

National Medical Fellowships (NMF) has opened six exciting scholarship applications to underrepresented minority students who will be enrolled in accredited undergraduate and medical programs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award (1 Award)
  • Dr. Daniel Denis Laroche, Sr. Scholarship (1 Award)
  • Drs. Ludlow & Ruth Creary Family Foundation Scholarship (1 Award)
  • NEW PROGRAM! Johnson & Johnson/NMF Future Leadership Scholarship Program (20 Awards)
  • NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship Program (12 Awards)
  • Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship (1 Award)

See below to learn more about these scholarship programs. All students are encouraged to apply by first completing the eligibility form. Please note, this is a new application system than previously used, and all applicants must be sure that they complete their eligibility for the 2021-2022 academic year.

For information, please visit the Scholarships and Programs pages at www.nmfonline.org. For questions or concerns, please contact NMF staff at scholarships@nmfonline.org.

Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award

  • Established by NMF Alumna Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACOG, the Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of three enslaved women who, as subjects of experimentation, helped shape advances in clinical and surgical knowledge and are recognized today as the Mothers of Gynecology.
  • This $5,000 scholarship will be given to one (1) African-American woman who is a known descendant of American slaves, and is enrolled in an accredited US medical school program for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Finalists will be interviewed by Dr. Thornton.
  • Applications for this award will be due June 13, 2021.

Dr. Daniel Denis Laroche, Sr. Scholarship

  • Established in 2021 by NMF Alumnus Dr. Daniel Laroche in memory of his father, this scholarship provides $5,000 to one (1) African American, Afro-Latino, or Native American student enrolled in an accredited medical school for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Eligible candidates must show a demonstrated interest in pursuing an Anesthesiology residency, and be committed to academic excellence, research, leadership, and service.
  • The awarded Scholar is required to attend and present their research in Anesthesiology at the Scholarship virtual reception on October 6, 2021.
  • Applications for this award will be due June 30, 2021.

Drs. Ludlow & Ruth Creary Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Established in 2020, this Scholarship will provide $2,500 to an African American or Black 1st or 2nd year undergraduate student from California and/or attending a 4-year college or university in California for the 2021-2022 academic year, and is interested in the Allied Health Professions.
  • The selected Scholar will be presented with the award at the NMF Los Angeles Champions of Health Awards in October, 2021.
  • Applications for this award will be due June 30, 2021.

Johnson & Johnson/NMF Future Leadership Scholarship Program - NEW!

  • Established in 2021, Johnson & Johnson, has partnered with NMF to develop the Future Leaders Scholarship Program, an innovative, 2-year service-learning program designed to expose high performing underrepresented minority (URM) medical (MD, MD/PhD, DO, DO/PhD) students with analytical skill sets that will prepare them to become future clinician and research leaders with a commitment to address the structural and systemic factors, which cause the health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color. In addition, the program will expose students to various functions within the pharmaceutical, medical devices and health care industries where physicians play a key role.
  • This scholarship program will provide $5,000 for the first year, and $10,000 for the second year of the award to a cohort of twenty (20) 2nd year URM medical students.
  • Program Structure: The program will include a series of didactic training sessions during both program years, covering topics such as drug development, drug safety, statistics, real world evidence, scientific publications, clinical trial protocols, epidemiology, etc. For students interested in a surgical field, there will be didactic sessions focused on surgery in the second year.
  • Mentorship: Each Scholar will be paired with a physician mentor who will facilitate a professional relationship and share critical career insights with the Scholar.
  • Project: In year 2, Scholars will conduct a research project, which will be developed in conjunction with his/her mentor.
  • Onsite Opportunities: Scholars may also have an opportunity to be onsite at one of the Johnson & Johnson facilities, if public health/safety permits. While onsite, the Scholars will be able to work closely with their mentors while finalizing their projects and have one on one meetings with leaders within the organization.
  • Applications for this award will be due June 30, 2021.

NMF National Alumni Council Scholarship

  • Established to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities, this award will provide a $5,000 scholarship to twelve (12) fourth-year medical students for the 2020-2021 academic year from underrepresented minority groups who have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.
  • Applications for this award will be due June 13, 2021.

Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship

  • The Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship was established in 2013 by distinguished NMF Alumnus Dr. Gary C. Butts to honor his late brother.
  • This award of $5,000 is given to one (1) 1st or 2nd year underrepresented minority medical student enrolled in an accredited New York metropolitan area medical school for the 2021-2022 academic year, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, community service, and interest in urban health.
  • The selected scholar will be presented with the award during the 2021 NMF New York Champions of Health Awards.
  • Applications for this award will be due June 13, 2021

-Submitted by Sarah Moore

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