Institutional
Joe Gibson Scholarship SOMA - Women For ATSU
SOMA - Diversity Award Natalie Beissel Scholarship
ATSU-SOMA Community Impact Scholarship Need-Based Financial Scholarship
The International Community Outreach Scholarship  
Outside Sources
Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) - Army, Navy, and Air Force Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
American Indian Graduate Center National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Welsford and Mildred Clark Medical Scholarship
Lloyd E. Burton Scholarship Betty Ford Center's Summer Institute for Medical Students
Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarships Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Scholarships & Student Loan
New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation Scholarship American Osteopathic Foundation Grants & Awards
Rossnick Humanitarian Grant (American Osteopathic Foundation) Arizona Army National Guard (pdf)
Infinite Scholars Scholarship Fairs Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship
National Medical Fellowships General Scholarships & Awards McLaren Bay Region Medical Student Grant Program (4th Year Students Only)
Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship
Sherry Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Osteopathic Medical Foundation of Michiana
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship Student Osteopathic Medical Association
Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Endowed Scholarship
Arizona Community Foundation Scholarships Comtest Med
Auxiliary of the ACOFP Scholarships Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) Scholarships
Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Scholarship SOMA Foundation
Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship (pdf) DOCARE Scholarship (pdf)

 

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Institutional

Natalie Beissel Scholarship

The Natalie Beissel Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an OMS IV medical student enrolled in the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA). Annually, at least one award will be given in the amount of $2,500 (based on available funds). Applicants must be duly enrolled in ATSU in the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) in the year the award is made and be considered in good academic standing (i.e. not on academic probation).

Applicants must be an OMS IV ATSU-SOMA student, complete and submit an award application. Applicants must also submit with their application: 1) an essay not to exceed 1,000 words describing their caring personality toward patients and coworkers. Applicants must also be ranked in the top 15% of his/her class and have financial need.

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.

ATSU-SOMA student Natalie Beissel's life was tragically taken in an act of domestic violence on July 30, 2015. Her GPA was in the top 10% of her class and she planned to pursue Internal Medicine Residency Programs at the time of her death. She was well respected by both her superiors and classmates for her leadership and interpersonal skills. This award honors Natalie’s dedication to the study of the human body and her passion for caring for others.

Deadline to submit is November 4, 2018. Natalie Beissel Scholarship Application (docx)

 

Joe Gibson Scholarship

This award provides financial assistance to students in good academic standing enrolled in ATSU's SOMA program.

Dr. Joe Gibson was a Phoenix area Emergency Medicine Physician who was killed while on a training run in December 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. Applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria and will submit a one page of less statement demonstrating these qualities:

  • Leads or participates 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.

Qualifying applications will be reviewed by an awards committee comprised of SOMA Awards Committee. Deadline to submit is November 4, 2018.

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 November 4, 2018.

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 student from ASHS, ASDOH and SOMA will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The student must be enrolled full-time, in good standing, with one full academic year remaining; 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.

Applications open January 1. Deadline to submit is April 1 (no later than 5:00 p.m.Arizona time)

Visit Women for ATSU for an application. Applications can be delivered in person or sent via email to somaawards@atsu.edu.

 

ATSU-SOMA Community Impact Scholarship

This 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).

Preference will be given to those pursuing a primary care residency.

Please submit the following:

  1. An essay (up to 1,000 words) on your commitment to primary care, how you have integrated an osteopathic and COPC approach as well as the SDH to address community needs and how you intend to continue this effort into the future.
  2. A letter of reference (up to 500 words) from a SOMA faculty member describing your commitment to primary care, and examples on how you have integrated an osteopathic philosophical approach with COPC principles and SDH during your medical school career.
  3. A letter of reference (up to 500 words) from a community member endorsing you and describing your impact on that community.
  4. Documentation that you have conducted and presented COPC research while enrolled at SOMA. (For example an 8.5”x11” pdf copy of a presented poster, a letter of acknowledging an accepted presentation, etc.)

Evidence of where you have applied for residency (a copy of sites applied to using the Electronic Residency Application Service, documentation of a residency interview, etc.)

Deadline to submit is November 4, 2018.

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.

 

Need-Based Financial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to any OMS I-IV student who has financial need.

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. A comprehensive essay not to exceed 2,000 words outlining why they have financial need

Deadline to submit is November 4, 2018.

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.

 

The International Community Outreach Scholarship

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

One SOMA student will be provided funds to use for travel to serve in an international location with the goal of education and community empowerment.

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.

Deadline to submit is November 4, 2018.

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.

 

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 or email gethelp@hrsa.gov
  • Pays full tuition, fees, and reasonable educational costs (non-taxable)
  • Pays monthly stipend of approximately $1,300 (taxable)
  • Year for year service obligation with a two-year minimum
  • Student MUST practice primary care (family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, psychiatry, or OB/GYN) AND serve in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  • Application deadline varies each year. Visit the NHSC Scholarship website for details
 

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. Learn more about the Archie Feinstein, D.O. Scholarship

 

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. Learn more abou the District 8 Scholarship

 

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. General Scholarship Fund application and additional information.