Outside Scholarships

Kaiser Permanente Oliver Goldsmith, M.D. Scholarship– Future physicians who are dedicated to promoting and advancing culturally responsive care in Southern California based on their ongoing community service at organizations dedicated to eradicating health disparities and providing access to underserved communities.  The $5,000 Oliver Goldsmith, MD, Scholarship award also includes the opportunity to observe practicing physicians delivering culturally responsive care through a four-to-six week clinical rotation at a Kaiser Permanente facility. Since the program was established in 2004, 80 scholarships totaling $400,000 in community benefit funds have been provided to assist medical students in completing their educational goals.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans:  

  • Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in 2013 on the basis of a single national competition.
  • Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
  • Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
  • The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 9, 2012.
  • To be eligible, you must be:
    • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
    • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
    • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
    • Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled — in the graduate degree program for which you request support.

The Aetna/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program: a new Healthcare Leadership Program to help address the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities. This program will provide a $5,000 scholarship to each of 10 2nd and 3rd year medical students from underrepresented minority groups with a commitment to serving medically underserved communities. Awardees will have demonstrated evidence of community service and leadership potential at an early stage in their professional careers.

NMF Scholarships and Awards Program: Offered primarily to first- and second-year U.S. medical students, these scholarships are granted on the basis of financial need. NMF scholarships are increasingly important due to escalating cost of medical school and spiraling student debt. The NMF Scholarships and Awards 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, and Cambodians.

GE/NMF International Medical Scholars Program: In partnership with GE’s Developing Health Globally Program, NMF is pleased to request applications from qualified rising 4th year minority medical students for an ALL EXPENSE PAID externship in Africa.