The United Health Foundation (UHF), in partnership with National Medical Fellowships (NMF), is delighted to inform that they are offering a scholarship program for the medical students by the name of the Diverse Medical Scholars program. This program is an initiative towards encouraging students who have the potential and the commitment to improving the quality of healthcare in medically underreserved communities. Through this scholarship, the UHF is trying to fund the education of students who can make a contribution towards the mission of better healthcare but suffer from insufficient financial funds to acquire education.
The following scholarship is open to selected scholars who are enrolled in a medical school of college located in the U.S., a member of a group underrepresented in medicine, and have demonstrated leadership and commitment to underreserved communities. The scholarship grants a $7,000 renewable amount to qualified 2nd-4th year medical students. The applications will end on October 3, 2021, at 11:59 EST. For further information, go through the whole article.
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Here is a brief description for you concerning the following scholarship:
|Organization||United Health Foundation/NMF|
|Educational level||Medical students|
|Number of awards||1|
|Contest deadline||October 3, 2021|
|Application fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements that need to be satisfied for participating in the following scholarship contest:
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen
- The applicant must be currently enrolled as a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year medical student in an accredited MD/DO school located in the U.S.
- The applicant must be Identified with one of the following groups underrepresented in medicine: African American/Black, Afro-Latino, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander or Asian Americans (Vietnamese and Cambodian only)
- Demonstrated leadership early in career
- Commitment to serving medically underserved communities
- Propose a community health project with clear goals, data collection, measurable outcomes, and new insight into the community and benefit.
- Identify a project mentor available to the Scholar for guidance about their project in terms of planning, implementation, addressing project challenges, etc. Preferably it is someone who is directly at the project site.
How to Apply?
The interested individuals must fill out the application form provided on the scholarship portal and submit it. Additionally, the candidate is required to satisfy the following requirements:
- 200 service-learning hours with a community site of choice located in an underserved community
- Orientation Participation (December 2021)
- Written Report on Community Health Project
- Poster Creation (displayed at Culminating Event)
- PowerPoint Creation
- Oral Presentation
- Highly Encouraged to Attend the UHF Forum in Washington, D.C. (June 5-8, 2022)
- Program Culminating Event Participation in Washington, D.C. (June 8, 2022)
- Evaluation – Pre- and Post-Program Surveys (Scholar & Mentor)
The following document is needed to be attached with your application:
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter
All the applications will be reviewed and judged, and out of all, the most deserving candidate will be chosen and be announced as the winner. The winner will be awarded a renewable scholarship amount of up to $7,000.
The deadline for application submission for the following scholarship is October 3, 2021. No applications will be considered after the deadline.