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National Medical Fellowships Need Based Scholarships

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 National Medical Fellowships, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1946 dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States by providing financial support and other incentives to underrepresented minority medical students, and to articulating the vital role that minority physicians play in the well-being and productivity of our nation. NMF accomplishes its mission by focusing on programs that will:

+ Improve the health of underserved communities by increasing the representation of minority physicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and  health care administrators in the United States;  

+ Train minority medical students to address the special needs of their communities; and

+ Educate the public and policymakers about the public health problems and needs of underserved populations.

The Need-Based  Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to United States citizens  from groups currently under represented in the  medical profession; specifically, African Americans, Alaska Natives,  Hispanic/Latinos,  Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S states. All Applicants must submit proof of citizenship.
Eligibility requirements:
Eligible candidates must be first, second, or third year medical students. Students must provide proof of admission to an accredited medical school (letter of acceptance for first year medical students, academic transcript  for all others). Applicants must demonstrate and document financial need by submitting complete copies of their parents’, spouse’s and their own most recent 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax forms and W2. All nontaxable income (e.g. AFDC, ADC, Social Security benefits, Etc.) must also be documented by the appropriate agency. Applicants must submit a current financial aid award letter. Applicants lacking evidence of taxable or nontaxable income must provide verification of means of support. All parental  financial data must be submitted in order to evaluate dependant status. 
Application and Selection Criteria:
A rigorous application process ensures that assistance is provided to students with the greatest documented need. Scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need as determined by the student’s total resources (including parental and spouse support), education cost, and receipt of other scholarships and grants.
Application Procedure:
The application is contained within this package. Please type or neatly print in black ink. Provide all information requested. All application materials should be sent in one package in the order requested  bound by paper clips. Please do not staple any part of the application. Do not submit this application description. Your name, medical school and last four (4) digits of your social security number must appear on each additional document submitted with your application. Application material must be sent to NMF‘s address listed at the end of this document.
Review Process: 
NMF will evaluate all applications for completeness. The materials needed for a complete application are detailed in the accompanying application form. NMF objectively reviews each of the applications based on the candidate’s credentials, recommendations, interests, community service, and financial need. Applicants should be notified b y January 31, 2012.
Number and Value of Award Presented:
The number of scholarships available varies based on annual budget constrictions. Awards range from  $1,000 to $10,000.
Application Deadline:
Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2011. Applicants will be notified via email by end of September confirming receipt of their application. Please do not contact NMF about application status. 
For additional information please contact:
National Medical Fellowships, Inc. 
Need Based Scholarship Program 
347 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 510
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 483.8880 x304
To read more about the program and to download an application, please visit NMF's website.
Above text is taken directly from the scholarship application packet.

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