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INSTITUTIONAL

 

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

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 must submit the following:

  1. A comprehensive essay not to exceed 2,000 words outlining the reasons for their choice and how it fits with the mission of SOMA.
  2. A curriculum vitae (required), not to exceed one page.
  3. A list of the student's community service and the number of total community service hours completed during medical school to date.

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, 2015.

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, the student's contact information, and SOMA class year.

SOMA - Dean's Award

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

Students must submit the following:

  1. A brief statement (not to exceed 500 words) as to why they should be awarded the Dean's Award.
  2. A curriculum vitae (required), not to exceed one page.
  3. A list of the student's community service and leadership activities and the number of total community service hours completed during medical school to date. 

Deadline to submit is March 1, 2015. 

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, the student's contact information, and SOMA class year.

SOMA - Diversity Award

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

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 curriculum vitae (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, 2015.

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, the student's contact information, and SOMA 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)

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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