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ATSU:  Kirksville's Partner since 1892

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With three of its six schools located on the Missouri Campus, including the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) and, as of 2013, Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH), ATSU has been Kirksville's partner since 1892. 

Contributions from friends and alumni have been helping students since 1894 when the people of Kirksville, Missouri, donated $2,500 to help Dr. Andrew Taylor Still expand the founding school of osteopathic medicine.

This culture of giving to support the students of ATSU continues today through the Kirksville Preferred Merchants (KPM) scholarship program.  As a member of the Kirksville business and professional community, you are invited to show your support of the students and University by becoming a KPM.

As a KPM, you will:

  • receive a distinguishing window decal for your storefront that identifies you as a Kirksville Preferred Merchant
  • be recognized as a Kirksville Preferred Merchant in university donor publications
  • be invited to attend special Campus events
  • be among the businesses the students of ATSU will be encouraged to patronize

Please join us in continuing the legacy of community support for the students of ATSU by becoming a Kirksville Preferred Merchant today.

Special thanks to those who have made generous investments in our students in the past.
We hope you will continue your support to help lead us into the future ~




The Kirksville Preferred Merchants Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 by Kirksville and Northeast Missouri area merchants and professionals. The scholarship assists local students with tuition payments, which lessens their need for educational loans.

Since 1989, KPMs have awarded more than $78,800 in scholarships. As preferred merchants of our students and staff, members of the local business and professional community have provided generous support to our University community. You now have the opportunity to continue your investment in the future of cutting-edge medicine.

ATSU-KCOM KPM Scholarship Recipients 2012-2013

Aurora PowellAurora Powell

Stacy ReichelStacy Reichel

Jessica KlineJessica Kline

It was an honor to be selected as a recipient of the KPM scholarship! Having lived in Kirksville for 13 years now, I really appreciate how this community supports ATSU-KCOM so whole heartedly. It's nice to receive a scholarship from people in this community that I know and love.. –Aurora Powell

I am truly grateful to the businesses that give to this scholarship because it has made a positive impact on my time here at KCOM. Thank you for everyone's continued support of our local Kirksville medical students. – Stacy Reichel




As part of the Kirksville community since 1892, A.T. Still University is a major employer with a vested interested in strengthening the relationship between it's students, faculty, and staff and the local merchants.

A few statistics -- Faculty / Staff

~ 335 full time faculty/staff
~ 103 part-time faculty/staff

Turning Our Words into Action -- ATSU Gives Back to the Kirksville Community

~ 2013 United Way contributions -- $11,155
~ 2013 Faculty / Staff Campaign --  $60,245

How Your Gift Impacts ATSU-KCOM & MOSDOH Students
Your gift can impact our students by helping to off-set the costs they will incur to attend KCOM or MOSDOH. 
(Class of 2017 Freshman Budget for the 2013-14 school year)

Tuition $46,950 $58,975
Education Supply Fees & Equip Expenses, Books


Housing, Food, Transportation (est.) 


Insurance, Loan Fees, & Personal Expenses (est.)


TOTAL Annual Student Budget * 



*The standard student budget is a conservative estimate of the cost to attend KCOM or MOSDOH and maintain a modest but adequate standard of living.




Thank you to those who have accepted our invitation...

The following merchants have accepted our invitation to become Kirksville Preferred Merchants.  Please join us in thanking them with your patronage.

Ameren Missouri

Kelsey Construction and Masonry, LLC
American Family Insurance – Jerry Phipps

King Appliance & Furniture

Philip Dale Barrett, Attorney at Law

Kirksville Dental Group

Beard's Decorating Center

La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

Benton & Associates Inc.

Lovegreen Ford Chrysler

Buck Brothers Sunny Slope Auto

New Concepts Open MRI, LLC

Century 21 Whitney Agency, Inc. Pagliai’s Pizza

Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill

Princess Emporium

Complete Family Medicine

Pro-Tech Co., Inc.

Daniels & Taggart, CPA

Sonny’s Collision Center

Edna Campbell

Sparks Cleaners

Gardner – Collier Jewelry

The Blossom Shop

Grossnickle Insurance

Thousand Hills Services

Harding & Associates

US Bank

Hearing Unlimited

Winkler Communication Services

Heritage House Realty, Inc.

Woody’s Tire, Auto & Towing, LLC
Kelly’s Furniture  

Special thanks to those who have made generous investments in our students in the past.
We hope you will continue your support to help lead us into the future ~

Please consider joining us in continuing the legacy of community support for the students of A.T. Still University by becoming a Kirksville Preferred Merchant today.