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INSTITUTIONAL

 

The Global D.O. in Memory of Julie A. (Brown) Gibson

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year.

The Global D.O. is a competitive, international community outreach scholarship award for any SOMA student, in good academic standing, interested in improving the lives of underprivileged individuals outside the United States.

Two (2) SOMA students will be awarded $1,000 each to serve in an international location. Applicants will submit a comprehensive essay not to exceed 2,000 words outlining the reasons for their choice and how it fits with the mission of SOMA.

This award honors the late SOMA Professor Julie (Brown) Gibson, M.D., whose compassion to care for the underserved extended beyond the shores of the United States. Student doctors get an enriching, non-traditional learning experience while serving underserved communities in international locations. They get unique opportunities to understand and address public health needs for underprivileged individuals.

Deadline to submit is March 1, 2014. Entries should be submitted via email to: somaawards@atsu.edu in a word document.  Submissions must contain the name of the award, the student's name and class year.

SOMA - Dean's Award

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year.

A $2,500 award will be given to one graduating senior OMS IV SOMA student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the school, their community and the osteopathic profession.

Any senior OMS IV SOMA student in good academic standing is eligible.

Students must submit a brief statement not to exceed 500 words as to why they should be awarded. Students must also submit a community service/volunteer resume (required), not to exceed one page.

Deadline to submit is March 1, 2014. 

Entries should be submitted via email to: somaawards@atsu.edu in a word document.   Submissions must contain the name of the award, the student’s name and class year.

SOMA - Diversity Award

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year.

Two (2) SOMA students who have demonstrated they support diversity and inclusiveness through their attitude and actions are eligible to be awarded $500 each.

Any SOMA student in good academic standing is eligible.

The student must demonstrate how he/she models respectful treatment when interacting or interfacing with others and promote an environment free from bias and discrimination by submitting a community service/volunteer resume (required), not to exceed one page.

The student must also write an essay not to exceed 500 words that discusses at least one of the following topics:

  • How do you create an inclusive environment?
  • How do you demonstrate respect and value other’s opinions that differ from your own?
  • How do you promote a continuous commitment to cultural diversity (which is inclusive of gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • How can or should cultural diversity be promoted in medical school

Deadline to submit is March 1, 2014.

Entries should be submitted via email to: somaawards@atsu.edu in a word document. Submissions must contain the name of the award, the student’s name and class year.

SOMA - Women for ATSU

Women for ATSU is a membership program that provides awareness and philanthropic support to A.T. Still University. Members include individuals in our community, business partners, University employees and alumni. Annual dues are pooled in a fund that members direct toward scholarships, programs and healthcare education projects at the University. 

Each year one female SOMA student will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The student must be female, enrolled full-time and in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need (as verified by Financial Services) and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (as verified by the Registrar). Preference will be given to permanent Arizona residents.  If eligible apply here.

The student, in 150 words must answer the following: “Why did you chose your professional field?”
Deadline to submit is April 18, 2014 (no later than 5 p.m.)

Applications are available at www.womenforatsu.org. Applications must be delivered in person to Student Affairs or sent by fax to: 480-219-6188.

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of Student Affairs, Financial Services and final approval by the Dean. 

OUTSIDE SOURCES

 

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

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

 

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 $1,300
  • Year for year obligation
  • Two-year minimum
  • Must have tribal papers

American Indian Graduate Center

 

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

  • NHSC Scholarship 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 $1,250
  • 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
  • Application deadline last Friday in March

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences participates in the Professional Student Exchange Program administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), under which legal residents of western states without a public professional school in this field may receive preference in admission and reduced tuition at this institution. To be certified as eligible for this program, the student must write to the WICHE Certifying Officer in his/her state of legal residence for the program application form. The number of students to be supported in each state in this field depends upon state appropriations. For addresses of state certifying officers, consult the WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, Colorado 80301-9752 (telephone: 303/541-0214), or the WICHE website at www.wiche.edu(For students from Arizona only)

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. The program assists students from households with annual incomes of $35,000 or less.

For complete eligibility information and to apply online, students should visit the USA Funds' Website, Funding College.

STATE SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Lloyd E. Burton Scholarship

The Arizona Public Health Association (AzPHA) – the voice for public health in Arizona - invites current higher-education students to apply for the Lloyd E. Burton Scholarship.  This $500 scholarship is awarded at the AzPHA Annual Membership in the fall.  The scholarship amount is made possible by the BHHS Legacy Foundation and the Arizona Public Health Association.

This scholarship provides recognition to Lloyd E. Burton, Ph.D. for his sustained support of AzPHA by providing a scholarship in his name to encourage interest in professions that improve the public’s health. 

Eligibility, application requirements, along with the application can be found at:  http://www.azpha.org/awards/scholarship.

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.

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year

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

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year.

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-

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year.

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 -

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year.

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.

 

New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship application period is closed for the 13-14 academic year.

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

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. 

 

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