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INSTITUTIONAL

James Adams, D.O., Memorial Scholarship

Students who express an intent to practice primary care are eligible for this scholarship. Preference may be given to students from Colorado. This award is often given as a Still-Bright Scholarship.

Dr. Florence Alice Covey Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to Kansas students who sign a contract stating their definite intent to return to Kansas to practice medicine. Otherwise, this award becomes a loan and must be repaid. This award may be given as a Still-Bright Scholarship.

Esther Woolf Davidson, D.O., Award

This award is given to a second, third, or fourth year female student who plans to become a family practice physician and shows interest in osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Edith Dovesmith, D.O., Memorial Prize

This award is given to a female student in the graduating class who "has achieved excellence in her studies and has expressed interest in continuing her studies in the field of cranial technique."

Robert C. Fischer, D.O., Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to a Wisconsin student who has a deep understanding of basic osteopathic principles, demonstrated skill in using manipulation, and a great love for his/her fellow man, community, state and nation.

Drs. Isabelle and Josephine Morelock Scholarship

This award is given to a student from the Pacific area, especially Hawaii.

Preferred Merchants' Scholarship

This award is normally given to students from Northeast Missouri who have demonstrated academic and leadership excellence.

George Rea Memorial Scholarship

This award is often given to a fourth-year student who has a high degree of interest in Radiology.

Michael J. Scott Scholarship

This award is usually presented to KCOM students from the state of Washington who demonstrate academic excellence.

Dr. and Mrs. Walter H. Siehl and Family Scholarship

This award is given to a student from Ohio with preference to someone from either Cincinnati or Dayton who demonstrates family values and financial need.

George Snyder-Pressley Crummy "Living Tribute" Scholarship

This award goes to the student who holds the highest combined weighted average in Anatomy.

 

OUTSIDE SOURCES

 

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) - Army, Navy, and Air Force

  • Pays full tuition and fees
  • Pays for required books, supplies and equipment, and student health insurance
  • Pays a monthly stipend of approximately $1,900
  • Year for year obligation-student owes one year of service for each year he/she received benefits
  • $20,000 sign on bonus

Military Student Loan Benefits - Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

 

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

  • NHSC Website  
  • Toll-Free Help Line 1-800-221-9393
  • Pays full tuition and fees
  • Pays for required books, supplies and equipment, and student health insurance
  • Pays monthly stipend of approximately $1,185
  • Year for year obligation
  • Student MUST practice primary care (family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, psychiatry, or ob/gyn) AND serve in an underserved area of the country
  • Two-year minimum
  • 18 KCOM 1st through 4th-year students on NHSC!
  • Application deadline last Friday in March

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

  • Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
  • Toll-Free Help Line 1-800-221-9393
  • Pays full tuition and fees
  • Pays for required books, supplies and equipment, and student health insurance
  • Pays monthly stipend of approximately $1,185
  • Year for year obligation
  • Two-year minimum
  • Must have tribal papers

American Indian Graduate Center

Missouri Community Health Foundation: Community Health Forgiveness Program

 

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships

USA Funds will award more than 2,100 new, renewable USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships to qualified students nationwide. In addition to the new scholarships, USA Funds will award renewal scholarships to previous recipients who qualify.

The program offers $1,500 scholarships to qualified full-time graduate and professional students. Applicants for the scholarships must be enrolled or plan to enroll in coursework at accredited two-or four-year colleges, universities or vocational/technical schools. The program assists students from households with annual incomes of $35,000 or less.

Students should visit the USA Funds' Website for more information on how to apply online. 

 

STATE SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation

 

Scholarship applications are available to current first-, second- and third-year students who are residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington), and those who have lived, worked, or attended school in the Pacific Northwest.  Applicants must intend to practice in the Pacific Northwest upon completion of their medical education. Please contact the Financial Services Office for an application or begin the application process at www.nwosteo.org/scholarship.

Arthur E. Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation, Inc.

The Auxiliary to the Indiana Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons has established the Arthur E. Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation to generate funds for loans to Indiana students in osteopathic medical schools accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

The Dannin Foundation intends to award “forgivable” loans to Indiana students who are in the FIRST or SECOND years of study.  Please note the following eligibility requirements:

  • be an Indiana resident;
  • be a first or second year student in an osteopathic medical school accredited by the AOA;
  • demonstrate an intent to return to Indiana to practice osteopathic medicine;
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be of good moral character;
  • demonstrate good motivation toward the practice of osteopathic medicine; and
  • be available for a personal interview, if requested, by the Foundation.

To receive an application you may call (800) 942-0501.  If you desire more information, please call the Office of Student Financial Services at x2529.

Betty Ford Center's Summer Institute for Medical Students

 

The Summer Institute for Medical Students is a unique learning experience for students to gain understanding and insight into addictive disease and the recovery process. Mrs. Ford is committed to expanding the awareness of addiction to health and human services professionals by endorsing this program and making it available to medical students across the country.

Successful applicants to this program have the opportunity to spend five days experiencing what it is like to be a patient or a family member at the Betty Ford Center. Placements are available in Inpatient Treatment, in Residential Day Treatment, and in Family Treatment. We do our best to accommodate requests for placement in a particular level of care.

This scholarship includes tuition, travel (limited), lodging, materals, and on-campus meals. Additional information and applications are available on this page, or you can pick up a copy in the Student Financial Services office.

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Scholarship and Student Loan

There are several scholarships available to students who were Pennsylvania residents prior to college.  Applications and additional details are available below and from the Financial Assistance office.  For more information, please visit the POMA Website.

 Archie Feinstein, D.O. Scholarship -

This scholarship is available to Pennsylvania residents who will be entering their third or fourth year of any college of osteopathic medicine in the United States.

Alfred A. Grilli, D.O. Student Loan Fund-

 

This loan is available to Western Pennsylvania residents who will be entering the last year of any college of osteopathic medicine in the United States.  Application and additional information

District 8 – Scholarship -

Scholarships are available to Pennsylvania residents of District 8 of the POMA who will be entering the third or fourth year of any college of osteopathic medicine.  District 8 counties are:  Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.

General Scholarship Fund -

 

Scholarships are available to Pennsylvania residents who will be entering their third or fourth year of any college of osteopathic medicine in the United States.  Application and additional information.

Welsford and Mildred Clark Medical Scholarship

This scholarship requires that applicants be residents of Connecticut for five years and be currently enrolled in a non-for-profit medical school accredited by the AMA. Students demonstrating financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interests and community service, will be strongly considered. Students in a four-year program must apply in their third year of medical school. Applications are available in the Office of Student Financial Services or on the folllowing link: Welsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship.

New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation Scholarship

 

A FIRST YEAR scholarship will be awarded to New Jersey residents accepted to the fall class of any approved college of osteopathic medicine. The scholarship sum will be paid directly to the college to cover part of the first year's tuition.  For more information, please visit the web page: NJOEF Scholarship Program.

Selections are based on the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate academic achievement. Applicant should have a B average or a 3 point grade on a 4 point grading system and be in the upper 25% in class standing.
  • Financial Need
  • Motivation
  • Professional Promise

 

 

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