and Merit Scholarships: |
NMF recognizes exceptional minority students through
awards and prizes that honor outstanding scholastic achievements, leadership and
community service, as well as exceptional aptitude in the fields of medical journalism,
women's health and surgery. These awards are generally available to students in
the second through fourth years of medical school. The medical schools must
recommend students interested in being considered for these scholarships.
and Charlotte Cadbury Award
The Cadbury Award was established in 1977
by Irving Graef, M.D. and the NMF board of directors to honor the organization's
former executive director and staff associate. This award is presented annually
to a senior medical student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement,
leadership and community service.
G. Halladay Awards
These awards were made possible through an endowment established
by the late Mrs. Henry G. Halladay to honor the memory of
her husband. Two awards are presented annually to African-American
men enrolled in the first year of medical school who have
overcome significant obstacles to obtain a medical education.
Franklin C. McLean
The McLean award, NMF's oldest and most prestigious honor, was
established in 1968 in memory of the noted, Chicago bone physiologist who established
the organization. One award is presented annually to a senior student in recognition
of outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.
Life Foundation Awards for Academic Excellence in Medicine
merit award program was established by the Metropolitan Life Foundation in 1987.
These need-based scholarships are awarded annually to second through fourth-year
underrepresented medical students in recognition of outstanding academic achievement
National Medical Association
(NMA) Special Awards Program
The National Medical Association annually recognizes and rewards
African-American medical students for extraordinary accomplishments,
academic excellence, leadership and potential for outstanding
contributions to medicine. The awards include The JNMA Awards
for Medical Journalism, which recognize demonstrated skill
in journalism and academic achievement, The Patti LaBelle
Award and The NMA Emerging Scholar Awards, presented for outstanding
academic achievement, exceptional leadership and community
E. Severinghaus Award
This endowed award was established in 1975 by Mr.
Chauncey Waddell and the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation. It honors the
memory of the NMF board member and associate dean emeritus of Columbia University's
College of Physicians and Surgeons. This special award is presented annually to
a senior minority student attending Columbia University's College of Physicians
and Surgeons in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership and
W. Ellison Memorial Prize
This prize was established in 1994 by the NMF
Board of Directors to honor the memory of Ralph W. Ellison. A major American writer
of the 20th century, Mr. Ellison's novel, The Invisible Man, awakened both
black and white Americans to the problems of racial discrimination. Mr. Ellison
felt a deep personal commitment to National Medical Fellowships, Inc. and its
mission, as demonstrated by his willingness to co-chair a major fundraising effort
on behalf of NMF and the students it serves.
J. Andersen Memorial Scholarships
This endowed scholarship program was
established in 1982 by the family of the late Hugh J. Andersen who was an active
supporter of and generous contributor to NMF's programs. Up to five scholarships
are annually presented to Minnesota residents enrolled in any accredited U.S.
medical school or students attending Minnesota medical schools.
Graef Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship program was established by
NMF's board in 1978, and permanently endowed by the Irving Graef Medical Fund
in 1980 to honor the memory of one of NMF's most active board members. Dr. Graef
served as chairman, assistant treasurer and secretary of the board of directors.
He was also associate professor of clinical medicine at New York University School
of Medicine. This two-year scholarship is presented annually to a third-year student
and recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.
The scholarship is renewable in the fourth year if the award winner continues
in good academic standing.