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Opportunities for Minorities

Financial Aid For Minority Students

The following listing gives a brief idea of the scholarships and loans available for minority group students. Additional information is available from each of the sources cited:

  1. National Medical Fellowships, Inc. For minority group students. Contact: Executive Secretary, 110 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001.
  2. American Medical Association and Research Foundation. Contact: Foundation, 535 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610.
  3. National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students. Contact: Executive Director, NSSFNS Application Department, 250 Auburn Avenue, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30303.
  4. United Student Aid Funds, Inc. For low-income families. Contact: Executive Director, 11100 USA Parkway, Fishers, IN 46038.
  5. Emergency Scholarships. For American Indian students. Contact: Association on American Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 268, Sisseton, SD 57262
  6. Bureau of Indian Affairs. For American Indians and Eskimos. Contact: Director, Higher Education Program, 500 Gold, S.W., Albuquerque, NM 87103.

Additional information is available from the AAMC by writing to the Minority Student Opportunities in U.S. Medical Schools, AAMC, 2450 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Information on financial aid is also available from the following sources:

  1. Financial Aid for Minorities in Health Fields, published by Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896, 1993. It contains references to fellowships, loans, grants, and awards.
  2. Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Profession Career Opportunity Program, 1600 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Upon request, you will receive a free copy of Financial Advice for Minority Students Seeking an Education in the Health Professions.
  3. Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Boston University, School of Medicine, 80 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118. Ask for Financing Medical Education.

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