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A.T. Still University is developing a list of scholarships designed to afford you the opportunity to capitalize on the University’s unique mission of service and leadership in whole person healthcare. These scholarships vary in design but have a common purpose: to reduce the most significant barrier to healthcare education – cost.

By creating financial access through a myriad of new scholarship programs, ATSU will continue to lead the way in educating qualified students who are committed to the ATSU mission of providing healthcare to underserved areas.

For more information on internal scholarship opportunities please visit Enrollment Services.


ATSU Scholarships

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Scholarships

Arizona School of Health Sciences

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Graduate Health Professions Scholarship

This award is designed to accentuate the University’s unique mission of service and leadership in whole person healthcare. This scholarship is a targeted approach to attract and educate students whose life contributions and experiences are consistent with ATSU’s mission to serve in underserved areas. Graduate Health Professions Scholarship requirements.

Board of Trustees Scholarship

(One $1,000 per school) - The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to ATSU students with financial need.

Norman Gevitz, PhD, Non-Endowed Scholarship

(One $1,000 per school) - The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to under-represented minority and/or economically disadvantaged students at ATSU with financial need.

ATSU Diversity Excellence Award

(One $1,000 per school) - ATSU is dedicated to supporting a diverse student body to become the future of quality healthcare for underserved communities. The Diversity Excellence Award supports students from all backgrounds to enhance the educational experience at ATSU. The Diversity Excellence Award rewards students dedicated to reducing healthcare disparities who demonstrate academic success, leadership, and community engagement. This award is for students going into their final year of study, is based on merit and not financial need. Selection is not limited to students from a minority or underserved background; but rather students actively working to improve the wellbeing and healthcare of diverse communities.

American Dental Partners Foundation Scholarship

($500) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to students entering into their 3rd or 4th year as ATSU-ASDOH students and in good academic standing. Recipients must demonstrate professionalism and the qualities necessary for entering a dental group practice with evidence that they possess the following attributes: a record of successful teamwork; clinical excellence; and outstanding leadership skills.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg Dual Degree (DMD and MPH) Scholarship

($2,000) - Dr. Dillenburg was the inaugural dean at ATSU-ASDOH. His vision led to the first dental school class of ASDOH. It was his commitment to dentistry and public health that led to this innovative program. This fund shall be used to benefit ATSU-ASDOH students in good standing and working toward completion of the Masters of Public Health (MPH) dental emphasis program while enrolled as a dental student at ASDOH and taking MPH courses from CGHS.

Tom Curtin, MD, Scholarship

($750) - This scholarship has been established to honor the career and legacy of Tom Curtin, MD, and his commitment to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), as well as his role in helping create a one-of-a-kind curriculum for ATSU’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA), advance the future of healthcare, and ensure the needs of underserved and underrepresented populations are met. This scholarship provides financial assistance to Hometown Scholars, students committed to working in a community health center upon graduation, attending either SOMA or ASDOH. Recipi

AFA Audiology Student Excellence Scholarship

($1,000) - This scholarship has been established by the Audiology Foundation of America, whose mission was to empower audiologists to be independent and autonomous practitioners by supporting their educational preparation, professional practice, and leadership development. In 2010, the AFA closed its doors and donated the remainder of its funds and assets to the audiology program at ATSU. This recipient of this scholarship will be a 3rd year Doctor of Audiology student in good academic standing that can demonstrate involvement in professional organizations as well as outstanding clinic performance, rank in the top fifth of their class, and have an overall GPA of at least a 3.5.

Dwight Patterson Youth Sports Scholarship

($2,200) - This scholarship was established in 2004 with a gift from Ann Patterson Cleghorn or Mesa, AZ in memory of her father, Dwight Patterson. The gift was intended as a legacy to Dwight Patterson by providing an educational scholarship, affiliated with safety in youth sports, in his name. Dwight Patterson’s life was a monument to youth, education, and sports. Mr. Patterson not only brought the Chicago Cubs and the Cactus League to Arizona, he coached little league for 10 years and refereed amateur sporting events for a quarter of a century. Trained as a teacher, he served as a trustee for all 3 branches of public education in Arizona: K-12, community college, and university. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students in the Athletic Training program who have demonstrated a commitment to youth sports and the well-being of youth athletes through their academic, clinical, and service activities. Recipients must be in good academic standing within the ASHS Athletic Training Program, demonstrate financial need and high academic and co-curricular/leadership achievement, and have a history of service and/or research activities that focus on youth sports and/or youth athlete safety.

Joe Gibson Scholarship

($600) - Dr. Joe Gibson was a Phoenix area Emergency Medicine Physician who was killed while on a training run in 2009. Dr. Gibson exemplified many qualities which current education programs seek to instill in their students: dedication to improving medicine, wonderful bedside manner, a collaborative team spirit at work, and a well-rounded lifestyle. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to 1 SOMA student and 1 ASHS-PA student. Recipients must be in good academic standing (i.e., not on academic probation), and lead or participate in activities related to the school and/or community charities in addition to normal expected academic pursuits. In doing so, this individual represents a well-balanced professional lifestyle.

Mason P. Vig Scholarship

($2,000) - This fund was established by Joseph and Patti Vig, in memory of their son. Slated to graduate in 2013, Mason unfortunately passed away in 2012 during his second year of PT school. This scholarship celebrates and honors Mason, who lived life by “paying it forward” with his love, smile, and kindness. Mason earned accolades in football, basketball, and track all four years of high school, receiving numerous awards for his athletic ability. He graduated with a biology degree from Augustana College where he played baseball all four years, despite being diagnosed with cancer during his junior year - a battle he fought and won. Mason overcame tremendous adversity and truly displayed a love of life where his passion for serving others made a positive impact on many. This scholarship is to financially support a second-year Physical Therapy student. Recipients must be in good academic standing, have financial need, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and submit an essay describing how he/she exemplifies the characteristics Mason displayed and discuss how the funds will assist them in supporting their education.

Need Based Scholarship

($4,000) - The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to SOMA, KCOM, and ASHS-PA students with financial need.

Paula Tadano Scholarship

($800) - This scholarship is to recognize an occupational therapy student in good standing who exemplifies the values and dedication to the field of occupational therapy, which was so important to Paula Tadano. Recipient must be a current first year student and member of the Student Occupational Therapy Organization (SOTA), demonstrates community involvement within SOTA, ASHS, and/or the community at large. Preference will be given to students who are bilingual, represent cultural diversity, and/or exhibit a dedication to serving individuals from other cultures.

Perry’s Passion for Service Scholarship

($1,000) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a residential ASHS-DPT student in good academic standing that can demonstrate financial need and will begin their 3rd year in the upcoming academic year. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate their volunteer and civic leadershi

Alvina M. Britz Scholarship

($1,070) - This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student.

Arthur L. Harbarger, D.O., Scholarship

($5,000) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Augusta T. Tueckes Memorial Scholarship

($2,900) - This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student.

Beta Tau Delta Scholarship

($1,800) - This scholarship was established by Mary Evelyn Thurman Rufener who founded the alpha chapter at Truman State University in 1949 as an honor society for baton twirlers. She reorganized the club to recognize all professional fields using the motto: Building Treasured Dreams Where Knowledge Links Learning to Living. This scholarship provides financial assistance to qualifying students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, at KCOM.

Clark B. Ator, D.O., Memorial Scholarship

($2,000) - This scholarship has been established in memory of Clark B. Ator, D.O., a 1994 graduate of KCOM by Gary Knighton, D.O., ‘95, friend and fellow KCOM alumnus; and Karlene Ator, wife and best friend of Clark B. Ator. Dr. Ator was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Community Health and KCOM’s Regional Assistant Dean for the Utah Region. He and several colleagues passed away in a tragic plane crash in October 2004. Dr. Ator and his colleagues were en route to Kirksville to participate in KCOM’s faculty development workshop pertaining to compassionate care and humanism in medicine. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a ATSU-KCOM student in good academic standing with financial need, who is married and committed to family, fellow man, and community with a strong desire to learn, practice, and teach medicine. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in family medicine and will receive funding during their 2nd year.

Claus A. Rohweder, D.O. Internal Medicine Scholarship

($360) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student, entering into their 4th year in the upcoming academic year, who has interest in the specialty area of Internal Medicine and wishes to pursue post graduate training in that area.

Clay W. Gilbert Scholarship

($1,000) - Clay W. Gilbert, DO, a 1963 KCOM graduate has established this fund to recognize his success as a physician, as well as the success of his father and grandfather, all of whom practiced in the Irving, Texas area for well over a century beginning in 1878. This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Preference is given to a student entering into their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year, has a demonstrated record of academic success, and shows promise for future success.

Domann, Schubert Family Scholarship

($1,200) - This scholarship was established by Phyllis Sue Domann out of great affection and respect for her father Dr. Albert H. Domann; her uncle, Dr. Gustav B.E. Domann; her cousin, Dr. Walter H. Schubert; and her great aunt, Dr. Anna A. (Domann) Anderson. This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students currently in their first year of school and are in good academic standing. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the strongest commitment to osteopathic medicine and serving rural communities and/or the underserved.

Doris and James Richardson Jr., D.O., Scholarship

($5,000) - This scholarship provides financial support to underrepresented students and promote educational diversity at KCOM. Student must be in good standing, demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, and exhibit professional behavior on and off campus.

Dr. and Mrs. A.T. Green Scholarship

($2,500) - This scholarship has been established by Dr. and Mrs. A.T. Green of Mesa, AZ. Dr. Green, a 1938 graduate of KCOM, practiced ophthalmology in Arizona. This scholarship provides financial assistance to qualifying students, entering into their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the upcoming academic year, that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, at KCOM. Preference is given to students from Arizona interested in practicing ophthalmology.

Dr. and Mrs. Alton Hinks Scholarship

($2,200) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Markle Scholarship

($2,950) - This scholarship has been established by Pearl M. Markle in memory of her husband, Charles C. Markle, DO. Dr. Markle was a 1922 KCOM graduate and was a family practitioner in Waynesboro, PA for 60 years. This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students, entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the upcoming academic year, and can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Candidates must plan to enter family practice and show an interest and aptitude for osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Dr. and Mrs. Gordon M. Robson Scholarship

($1,000) - This scholarship has been established by Gordon M. Robson, DO, KCOM 1988, and his wife, Karin S. Robson, with a desire to ease the financial burden of married students who have small children in the home while attending school. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a married KCOM student, entering into their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year, with at least one child in the home. Candidates must be able to demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results and be in good academic standing.

Dr. Bertha Miller Clough Scholarship

($420) - This scholarship was established in order to enable deserving students the ability to pursue their dream of joining the osteopathic profession. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a KCOM student.

Dr. Denzil G. Reid Scholarship

($880) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student, beginning their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year, and who can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. and academic excellence. Preference will be given to students from Harrison County, Missouri.

Dr. George J. Schoelles Scholarship

($1,550) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student.

Dr. K. Dale and Gretchen H. Atterberry Scholarship

($2,100) - This scholarship was established in honor of K. Dale Atterberry, DO, FACOI, ‘35. This scholarship provides financial assistance to qualifying students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, at KCOM.

Dr. Mead K. Cottrell & Edyth B. Cottrell Memorial Scholarship

($1,300) - This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student.

Dr. Thomas H. and Avo E. Conklin Scholarship

($2,000) - This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Conklin, a 1932 graduate of KCOM. He had a general practice in Stigler, OK for over 50 years. A small town rural physician, he was lovingly known in the community as Dr. Tom. He delivered many babies in homes until establishment of the Haskell County Hospital in 1961. He continued making house calls until his death in 1992 at the age of 86. All three of Dr. Tom and Avo’s children graduate from KCOM , as did one granddaughter. This scholarship provides financial assistance to qualifying KCOM students in good standing, and that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Priority is given to students entering into their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students in the upcoming academic year from Oklahoma.

Drs. Isabelle and Josephine Morelock Scholarship

($1,350) - This scholarship honors Drs. Isabelle and Josephine Morelock. Isabelle Morelock, DO, graduated from KCOM in 1905, and Josephine Morelock, DO, graduated in 1903. They each served the osteopathic profession for more than 60 years in Hawaii. This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student. Preference will be given to students from Hawaii. Strong applicants will have demonstrated financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, academic achievement, leadership accomplishments, and strong potential for success as an osteopathic physician.

E.O. Johnstone Scholarship

($2,550) - This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student.

Edward J. and Helen K. Korecky Scholarship

($2,300) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student, entering into their 2nd year for the upcoming academic year, that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Edward P. Johnson, D.O., Scholarship

($420) - This scholarship has been established in honor of Edward P. Johnson, DO, a 1935 KCOM graduate. Dr. Johnson dedicated himself to the osteopathic profession and provided quality healthcare to the patients he served in Decatur and Rochelle, IL. This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Elmer and Lola Orth Scholarship

($20,000) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student from Clark County, Missouri or Lee County, Iowa.

Esther Woolf Davidson, D.O. Family Scholarship

($950) - This scholarship provides financial support to a female KCOM student, beginning her 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the next academic year, who can also demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Strong candidates must plan to pursue family medicine and show interest and aptitude for osteopathic manipulative medicine.

F. M. Bucky Walter Tribute Scholarship

($1,550) - This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student. Preference will be given to a student entering into their 4th year in the upcoming academic year, ranking in the top 25% of their class, and have demonstrated leadership within student organizations at KCOM.

Fred A. Couts, D.O. Scholarship

($3,000) - This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Fred A. Couts, KCOM class of 1953. Dr. Couts was a family physician in St. Louis and served on the KOAA Board of Directors and the KCOM Board of Trustees. This scholarship provides financial support for single, male, KCOM students who can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, and will begin their 2nd or 3rd year in the upcoming academic year. Preference is given to students from Missouri, particularly from the St. Louis area.

Gary H. Campbell, DO, Scholarship

($2,100) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Strong candidates must be in good academic standing, and preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated an interest in becoming a primary care physician.

George F. Davison, D.O. Scholarship

($420) - Dr. George Davison graduated from KCOM in 1945 and served the osteopathic profession for more than 41 years. This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student. Preference is given to students entering into their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year from Missouri or Southeast Iowa.

George W. Rea, D.O., Memorial Scholarship

($1,200) - This scholarship has been established in memory of George W. Rea, DO, by his friends, family, and former students. Dr. Rea was a 1942 KCOM graduate and joined the KCOM faculty in 1944, becoming the chairman of the Department of Radiology in 1958. This scholarship provides financial assistance to an exceptional KCOM student, entering their 4th year in the upcoming academic year, with a high degree of interest in radiology. Student must be in good academic standing.

Gerhard Flegel, D.O. Scholarship

($460) - This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Gerhard Flegel. Dr. Flegel was a 1967 KCOM graduate and was a urologist in Florissant, MO. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Additionally, students must demonstrate interest and involvement in osteopathic professional organizations.

Guy T. Funk, D.O., Scholarship

($2,450) - This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Guy T. Funk, a 1931 graduate of KCOM and practiced family medicine in North Carolina. Dr. Funk was the son of Dr. Thomas M. Funk who graduated from KCOM in the same year as his son, making the pair the only father and son to graduate from the university in the same class. This scholarship provides financial support for KCOM students who can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Applicants must demonstrate interest and involvement in osteopathic professional organizations.

Hackney Family Scholarship for Primary Care

($1,800) - Dr. Robert H. Hackney, ‘69, established this scholarship in honor of his father, Ernest Lee Hackney, DO, ‘40, and his father’s commitment to primary care as a rural family doctor who served 26 years in general practice in Akron, OH. This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student interested in pursuing primary care, family practice, or internal medicine. Candidates must be in good standing. Preference will be given to rural and/or Midwestern students.

Helen E. Stoner Scholarship

($1,350) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student.

James L. Adams, D.O., Memorial Scholarship

($400) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student.

Jason and Lori Haxton Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

($850) - The purpose of this scholarship is to support educational diversity at ATSU, consistent with the University’s mission and admissions policy. Candidates must be entering their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year at KCOM or MOSDOH, in good standing, involved in events and voluntary opportunities related to their degree goal, demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, and come from a historically underrepresented population.

Jay Crump, DO, Medical Scholarship

($1,700) - For almost three decades, Dr. Jay Crump made a difference in the lives of those around him at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Missouri. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Strong candidates must be in good academic standing, and preference will be given to applicants from Missouri.

Jerry M. Alexander, D.O., Scholarship

($750) - This scholarship was established in memory of Jerry M. Alexander, DO, a 1973 KCOM alumnus who practiced family and sports medicine in Wichita Falls, Texas until his death in 2000. This scholarship provides financial support for KCOM students who can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results from the state of Texas.

Jirina and Dennis Polivka Scholarship

($2,150) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students, entering into their 3rd or 4th year in the upcoming academic year, in good standing, can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, and has shown a special interest in and aptitude for osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Justin B. Garrison, DO, Family Scholarship

($1,000) - This scholarship has been established by Justin B. Garrison, DO, a 2013 KCOM graduate. Dr. Garrison is heavily involved in the geriatric population as he provides medical services for several hospice and assisted living centers in the Kingman, AZ area. Recipients of this scholarship will be Osteopathic Medicine students at either KCOM or SOMA planning to pursue family practice and/or serve in rural Arizona. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and entering their 2nd - 4th years. Preference will be given to students from Arizona.

Kenneth R. Weaver, D.O., Family Practice Scholarship

($425) - This scholarship honors KCOM graduate, Kenneth R. Weaver, DO, class of 1926. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student interested in pursuing family practice and that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Kirksville Preferred Merchants’ Scholarship

($1,900) - The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an ATSU - Missouri student that is a long-time resident of Northeast Missouri. Recipients must have received their high school and/or undergraduate education in Northeast Missouri. Preference will be given to a current KCOM or MOSDOH student that will begin their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year.

Kudelko Memorial Scholarship

($2,550) - This scholarship was established in honor of Paul and Helen Kudelko, parents of Paul E. Kudelko, DO, FACOI, ‘67, and Robert J. Kudelko, DO, FAOCR, ‘71. This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student, entering into their 4th year in the upcoming academic year. Recipients must show academic achievement as evidenced by having an academic ranking in the top 10% of their class and by receiving excellent clinical evaluation scores. Strong candidates should also demonstrate interest and involvement in osteopathic professional organizations.

Howard S. Levine, DO, and Jeff Summe, DO, Scholarship

($900) - This scholarship has been established by classmates Howard S. Levine, DO, and Jeff Summer, DO, class of 1987. Recipients will be KCOM students in good academic standing that have excelled in the Complete DO courses.

Laura Ann Stedman Scholarship

($650) - This scholarship was established by Robert M. Stenz, DO, ‘81, and Willard S. Stenz, DO, ‘80 in memory of their cousin, Laura Ann Stedman who died while serving in the Peace Corps. This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Candidates must be from either Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, or Rhode Island.

Laura S. Awers Memorial Scholarship

($980) - This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student.

M.D. Warner, D.O., Scholarship

($425) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student, entering their 4th year in the upcoming academic year, that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Strong candidates should show skill and interest in osteopathic theory.

Margaret A. Wilson, D.O., Scholarship

($3,000) - This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Wilson, ‘82, and dean of KCOM. Dr. Wilson is an avid spokesperson for community health clinics and service to underserved populations and is a former member of the National Health Service Corps. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student, that will enter their 4th year in the upcoming academic year, and plans to complete a family medicine residency. Preference will be given to students that plan to practice in a rural area in Missouri and/or be employed by a community health center, such as Northeast Missouri Health Council. Applicants must submit a letter outlining their current and intended actions they are taking to become a family medicine physician.

Michael J. Scott Memorial Scholarship

($860) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student.

Minnie Wintermute, D.O., and Abbie Wintermute Harvey Scholarship

($4,000) - This scholarship provides financial support to KCOM students, that are entering their 3rd or 4th year, that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, and a high level of demonstrated commitment to community service.

National Osteopathic Women Physicians Association Women’s Leadership Scholarship

($1,250) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a female KCOM student, entering her 2nd year in the upcoming academic year, who has demonstrated an interest in women’s health issues, actively promotes the advancement of women, assists with recruitment of women to KCOM, and works to improve resources and opportunities available to women attending KCOM.

Need Based Scholarship

($4,000) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to SOMA, KCOM, and ASHS-PA students with financial need.

O. Kenneth Day Scholarship

($2,150) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student.

Paul M. Sargentini Memorial Scholarship

($1,500) - This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Paul M. Sargentini by his parents, Neil J. Sargentini, PhD, and Jennifer L. Sargentini. Dr. Sargentini served as the Chair of the KCOM Department of Microbiology and Immunology. His son, Paul, passed away in 2001 at the age of 26 from a year-long battle with cancer and infections associated with cancer therapy. This scholarship provides financial assistance to encourage and help support a KCOM student, entering their 4th year in the upcoming academic year, who plans to pursue a career in treating patients with cancer or associated illnesses. Student must have an 80% or better GPA.

R. Anton Lester III, D.O., Scholarship

($2,100) - This scholarship was established in honor of R. Anton Lester III, DO, ‘77. This scholarship provides financial assistance to qualifying students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, at KCOM. Preference is given to students from Texas.

Richard J. Murphy, D.O., Memorial Scholarship

($5,000) - This scholarship honors Dr. Richard J. Murphy, DO, class of 1929, who practiced for 47 years in Kansas and Detroit, MI. This scholarship provides financial assistance to academically strong KCOM students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Rick Watson, D.O., Student Ambassador Scholarship

($875) - Dr. Rick Watson, DO, ‘97, and his wife Anne established this scholarship for an outstanding KCOM Student Ambassador who shares Dr. Watson’s passion for service to the school. This scholarship provides a financial award to an exceptional KCOM Student Ambassador. Candidates must have completed one year as an Ambassador and preference will be given to those that show promise to become an Alumni Ambassador.

Robert C. Fischer, D.O. Memorial Scholarship

($1,800) - This scholarship was established to honor Robert C. Fischer, DO, class of 1932, who practiced osteopathic medicine in Stevens Point, WI for 53 years. This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student. Preference will be given to students from Wisconsin with intentions to return to the state to practice. Additionally, preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results and have high potential to become outstanding osteopathic physicians.

Robertson-Griffith Family Scholarship

($1,100) - This scholarship was established by Donald P. Robertson, DO, class of 1975, in appreciation for KCOM and what it has meant to him and his family in their professional careers. This scholarship recognizes the long legacy of family graduates from KCOM. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student, entering into their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in the upcoming academic year, in good standing, and that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Ron Gaber Student Leadership Scholarship

($500) - This scholarship was established to honor Ron Gaber, Dean Emeritus of Students and Vice President Emeritus of Student Affairs, upon his retirement from ATSU in 2012 after 24 years of dedicated service. This scholarship recognizes an KCOM student, entering their 4th year in the upcoming academic year, who has exhibited exceptional leadership qualities as a student in his/her community. The student must be in good academic standing for consideration for this award.

Russell A. Lyons Scholarship

($900) - This scholarship was established in memory of KCOM alumnus Dr. Russell “Buck” A. Lyons. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student entering into their 4th year with financial need and preparing for a specialty in internal medicine.

Snyder-Crummy Living Tribute Scholarship

($700) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student that will begin their 3rd year in the upcoming academic year. Students must demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, and have a high level of achievement in Anatomy.

Stephen Joseph Shanklin Scholarship

($450) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Steven C. McDonald, D.O., Emergency Medicine Scholarship

($740) - This scholarship was established by friends, colleagues, and family of Steven C. McDonald, DO, class of 1994 who passed away in 1997. While a student at KCOM, Dr. McDonald was deeply involved in the student experience and served as president of his class and was voted Student DO of the Year. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student that plans to pursue a career in emergency medicine and has a demonstrated aptitude in this field.

TeamHealth and Dale C. Askins, D.O., Scholarship

($840) - This scholarship provides financial support to KCOM students, entering their 3rd or 4th year in the upcoming academic year, that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Candidates must provide a letter of support from a physician indicating the applicant’s interest and aptitude for emergency medicine. Candidates must be in good academic standing.

The Cunningham Family OMM/Family Practice Scholarship

($950) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student, entering into their 3rd or 4th year in the next academic year, and who intends to enter family medicine and actively incorporate osteopathic manipulative medicine as an additional tool in diagnosing and treating patients. Candidates must submit an essay describing their future plans and must indicate a plan to practice in a non-urban geographic location.

Thomas M. Funk, D.O., Scholarship

($2,450) - This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Thomas M. Funk. He and his son, Dr. Guy T. Funk, graduated from KCOM in 1931, being the only father and son to graduate in the same class. This scholarship provides financial assistance to qualifying students at KCOM that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Applicants must demonstrate interest and involvement in osteopathic professional organizations.

Tinning Family Scholarship for Gerontology

($4,000) - This scholarship was established to honor Susan G. and James C. Tinning, parents of Fred C. Tinning, Ph.D. Dr. Tinning was the eighth president of KCOM, serving from 1984 to 1996. This scholarship provides financial support for KCOM students interested in pursuing a career path in gerontology and serving the senior citizen population. Candidates must demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Vick Family Memorial Scholarship

($900) - This scholarship was established in memory of David A. Vick, DO, ‘63, and his son Paul David Vick, DO, ‘87. Both Drs. Vick were graduates of KCOM and were devoted to providing quality healthcare to their patients through the practice and advancement of osteopathic medicine. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a KCOM student interested in pursuing osteopathic manipulative medicine as evidenced by membership in SAAO - Student American Academy of Osteopathy. Student must demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Vincent M. Koike, D.O., Scholarship

($2,000) - This scholarship was established by Vincent M. Koike, DO, ‘86, in appreciation for all that his experiences and education at KCOM have meant in his life and in recognition of the scholarship support he received while a student at KCOM. This scholarship provides financial support to underrepresented students at KCOM or SOMA. Students must be in good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

W. S. McClymonds Memorial Scholarship

($3,500) - This scholarship provides financial support to KCOM students of high character and ability.

Walter and Carrie B. Stewart Scholarship

($1,950) - This scholarship provides financial support to a KCOM student.

Walter W. and Nellie C. Keller Memorial Scholarship

($2,245) - This scholarship provides financial support for a KCOM student who demonstrates strong academic performance (3.25 GPA or higher). Primary preference will be given to Kansas students and secondary preference given to Missouri students.

Wayne M. Seutter, D.O., Scholarship

($2,000) - This scholarship was established by Wayne M. Seutter, DO, class of 1955. Dr. Seutter served as a general practitioner in Michigan. This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. Preference will be given to students interested in serving the medical needs of small rural communities.

 

William Leon Thurman, D.O., & Darrell LeRoy Thurman Scholarship

($4,000) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to KCOM students that can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results.

Jason and Lori Haxton Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

($850) - The purpose of this scholarship is to support educational diversity at ATSU, consistent with the University’s mission and admissions policy. Candidates must be entering their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year at KCOM or MOSDOH, in good standing, involved in events and voluntary opportunities related to their degree goal, demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results, and come from a historically underrepresented population.

Kirksville Dental Group Scholarship

($900) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to a MOSDOH student that is in good standing and can demonstrate financial need based upon the current academic year FAFSA results. First preference is given to students who graduated from high school in one of the following Missouri counties: Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Linn, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. Second preference is given to someone who graduated from a Missouri high school north of I-70. Third preference is given to a student who graduated from any high school in Missouri.

Kirksville Preferred Merchants’ Scholarship

($1,900) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to an ATSU - Missouri student that is a long-time resident of Northeast Missouri. Recipients must have received their high school and/or undergraduate education in Northeast Missouri. Preference will be given to a current KCOM or MOSDOH student that will begin their 2nd year in the upcoming academic year.

Premier Dental Partners Scholarship

($500) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to MOSDOH students in good standing entering into their 3rd or 4th year. Recipients must demonstrate professionalism and the qualities necessary for entering a dental group practice with evidence that they possess the following attributes: a record of successful teamwork; clinical excellence; and outstanding leadership skills.

ATSU-SOMA Community Impact Scholarship

($500) - The ATSU-SOMA Community Impact Scholarship recognizes a medical student(s) who has demonstrated a commitment to primary care, along with the ability to successfully integrate osteopathic philosophy, community oriented primary care (COPC) principles, and social determinants of health (SDH) while enrolled in ATSU-SOMA. COPC principles include responsibility for the health and healthcare of a defined population that is based on identified needs and involves community participation. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an ATSU-SOMA student(s) preparing for their 4th year, who has made a positive community impact by integrating osteopathic philosophy, COPC principles, and SDH during their medical school career.

ATSU-SOMA International Community Outreach Scholarship

($1,000) - This scholarship was established by J. Aaron Allgood, DO, and LeAnn C. Allgood to provide financial assistance to a SOMA student who has a desire to travel internationally for mission work. The recipient of this scholarship will be a 4th year student with financial need in good academic standing (i.e., not on academic probation).

Dr. Art Mollen Health Lifestyle Scholarship

($900) - This scholarship was established by Arthur J. Mollen, DO, and Paige Mollen. The Mollen Foundation is dedicated to educating and empowering schools and communities to transform their lives by adopting healthy habits to achieve life-long benefits. The Mollen Foundation offers a comprehensive approach to healthy living through food education, physical activity, leadership, and resiliency skills The Mollen’s believe their Foundation’s mission aligns with that of ATSU’s mission of mind, body, and spirit. This scholarship provides financial assistance to SOMA students entering into their 4th year. Preference will be given to applicants in the state of Arizona. Applicants should demonstrate leadership through involvement in school related activities focused on healthy lifestyle; educating the community on health improvement; and a focus on the student’s personal development of lifestyle and wellness habits in order to better care for patients.

Joe Gibson Scholarship

($600) - Dr. Joe Gibson was a Phoenix area Emergency Medicine Physician who was killed while on a training run in 2009. Dr. Gibson exemplified many qualities which current education programs seek to instill in their students: dedication to improving medicine, wonderful bedside manner, a collaborative team spirit at work, and a well-rounded lifestyle. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to 1 SOMA student and 1 ASHS-PA student. Recipients must be in good academic standing, and lead or participate in activities related to the school and/or community charities in addition to normal expected academic pursuits. In doing so, this individual represents a well-balanced professional lifestyle.

Justin B. Garrison, DO, Family Scholarship

($1,000) - This scholarship has been established by Justin B. Garrison, DO, a 2013 KCOM graduate. Dr. Garrison is heavily involved in the geriatric population as he provides medical services for several hospice and assisted living centers in the Kingman, AZ area. Recipients of this scholarship will be Osteopathic Medicine students at either KCOM or SOMA planning to pursue family practice and/or serve in rural Arizona. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and entering their 2nd - 4th years. Preference will be given to students from Arizona.

Natalie Beissel Scholarship

($2,500) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to 4th year SOMA students in good academic standing. Recipients must be ranked in the top 15% of their class and have financial need. An essay is required describing their caring personality toward patients and co-workers.

Need Based Scholarship

($4,000) - This scholarship provides financial assistance to SOMA, KCOM, and ASHS-PA students with financial need.

Tom Curtin, MD, Scholarship

($750) - This scholarship has been established to honor the career and legacy of Tom Curtin, MD, and his commitment to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), as well as his role in helping create a one-of-a-kind curriculum for ATSU’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA), advance the future of healthcare, and ensure the needs of underserved and underrepresented populations are met. This scholarship provides financial assistance to Hometown Scholars, students committed to working in a community health center upon graduation, attending either SOMA or ASDOH. Recipients must be Hometown Scholars in good standing and currently in their 3rd year of study.

We encourage all students to seek scholarships offered through various agencies and organizations to fund your educations. Our office will post external scholarships as they become available. Eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without our knowledge.

There are other scholarship opportunities available. You can view this information via visiting the Enrollment Services scholarship page.

The A.T. Still University Graduate Health Professions Scholarship (GPS) is designed to accentuate the university’s unique mission of service and leadership in whole person healthcare. This tuition scholarship is a targeted approach to attract and educate students whose life contributions and experiences are consistent with the ATSU mission to serve in underserved areas. The GPS was created for historically underrepresented groups and/or underrepresented minority groups.

For the GPS Scholarship application please click here

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Successful candidates must have demonstrated academic success, a commitment to community service, and financial need. Those awarded will receive significant financial support during their residential education (renewable for the second consecutive year). Those awarded will also receive substantial co-curricular experiences, enhancing the academic model of Interprofessional Education.

A.T. Still University defines “Historically Underrepresented,” and “Underrepresented Minorities (URMs),” as those persons identified by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Students admitted to any ATSU graduate health professions education program are qualified to apply for the GPS scholarship and must fully complete the scholarship application and supplemental requirements listed below:

  1. Scholars must be accepted to A.T. Still University.
  2. Scholars must complete and submit A.T. Still University GPS application materials prior to University deadlines.
    • Submit a video (not more than 3 minutes) describing why this scholarship would enhance scholar’s ability to serve the underserved. Please email video to diversity@atsu.edu.
  3. Scholars must have been Pell eligible or received income based tuition assistance during their senior year of undergraduate school.
  4. Scholars must demonstrate consistent reasonable progress towards a graduate health education program.
  5. Scholars must pay all A.T. Still University application fees prior to deadline.
  6. Scholars understand that University fees are NOT covered by this scholarship.
  7. Scholars are required to participate in the GPS pre-matriculation program prior to their first year of school.
  8. Scholars are required to participate in a University student organization.
  9. Scholars will serve as stewards for the GPS program and encouraged to participate in that capacity for campus wide Diversity Department programs and initiatives.
  10. Scholars must attend a scholars meeting each term.
  11. Scholars must meet with program administrator at least once monthly (administrator may require additional meetings).
  12. Upon degree completion, scholars agree to provide healthcare services in a community healthcare center (at the discretion of ATSU program administrator).
  13. Scholars agree to repay GPS scholarship if he\she does not successfully complete his\her ATSU program.

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS APRIL 30 at Midnight (CST).

For more information on the Graduate Health Professions Scholarship please contact the Diversity Department at diversity@atsu.edu.

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