State-Specific Scholarships

Alabama

  • A. B. Morrill Fund Applicants must be from the Southern Mountain District (as defined by the foundation) with plans to return to the area to practice medicine.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.


  • Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association
    Applicants must intend to return to the state of Alabama to practice medicine for a minimum of one year after completing medical school, internship and residency.

    For more information contact Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association, Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association, E. Jason Hatfield, DO, Secretary-Treasurer, PO Box 1857; (200 Carraway Drive, Suite 1), Winfield, AL 35594 or www.aloma.org.


Alaska

  • Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
    Consideration is given to residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and those who have lived, worked or attended Pacific Northwest institutions of higher education. For questions, call toll-free (888) 696-7836 or (503) 222-2841 or email www@nwosteo.org.


  • Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima
    Student must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska) with a significant financial need and at least a second-year student. For information contact: Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima, Attn: Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 681-147, Yakima, WA 98907.


Arizona

  • Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Founders’ Awards Program
    Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enroll full time for the upcoming academic year and must be seeking a D.O. degree. Residents of the seven southernmost counties of Arizona (defined for the purpose of the program as Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma) will receive first consideration. Residents of other counties of Arizona may be considered for awards if there are an insufficient number of qualified candidates from these seven counties. For more information, contact Founders’ Awards, Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 4240 N. Campbell, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85718, or call (520) 299-4545 or (800) 201-8663.


Arkansas

  • Arkansas Department of Higher Education Grant
    Applicants must be resident of Arkansas. A $5,000 grant is awarded to one entering Arkansas student.

    For more information, contact F. June Morgan, Asst. Coordinator for Student Financial Aid, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 114 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201 or phone (501) 371-2058.


Colorado

  • Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
    Applicants must plan to practice within the state of Colorado upon completion of his/her residency and be either a Colorado resident, a graduate of a Colorado high school, college or university. The applicant must either be a second- or third-year student in an osteopathic medical school for the upcoming year. The applicant cannot be a recipient of any full-tuition scholarship. For more information call (303) 322-1722 or (800) 527-4578.


  • Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation
    The Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation awards two $10,000 tuition scholarships to two students entering their third year at an AOA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine. These scholarships are renewed automatically for $10,000 each for the fourth year as along as the students are in good standing with their college of osteopathic medicine. Only residents of Colorado are eligible to apply. For more information visit the foundation’s website at www.csof.org; potential applicants may also call the Foundation office at 719-635-9057 or email the office at DRalston@csof.org.


  • Denver Osteopathic Foundation
    Scholarships are offered to third- and fourth-year students from Colorado who plan to complete a residency program and wish to practice in Colorado. Consideration is given to residents of Colorado, or to those who have lived, worked, or attended undergraduate college in Colorado. Address for submission of application is Denver Osteopathic Foundation, 3131 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 204, Aurora CO 80014. Phone: (303) 338-8541.


Connecticut

  • Waterbury Medical Association
    Applicants must be a resident of Connecticut for five years and currently be enrolled in medical school. Students demonstrating financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular interest and community service, will be strongly considered.

    More information and applications are available in the KYCOM Student Affairs Office.


Georgia

  • A. B. Morrill Fund Applicants must be from the Southern Mountain District (as defined by the foundation) with plans to return to the area to practice medicine.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.


Idaho

  • Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
    Consideration is given to residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and those who have lived, worked or attended Pacific Northwest institutions of higher education. For questions, call toll-free (888) 696-7836 or (503) 222-2841 or email www@nwosteo.org.


  • Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima
    Student must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska) with a significant financial need and at least a second-year student. For information contact: Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima, Attn: Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 681-147, Yakima, WA 98907.


Indiana

  • Arthur E. Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation
    Applicants must be residents of Indiana and in the first or second years of study.

    For more information, call (800) 942-0501.


  • Indiana Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
    For Indiana students who are in the first or second years of study at one of the 25 osteopathic medical schools. Interested students may call (800) 942-0501.


  • Osteopathic Medical Foundation of Michiana
    For applicants who demonstrate an interest in locating to the northwestern Indiana/southwestern Michigan area to practice osteopathic medicine; (“area” is defined as being within a 30-mile radius of South Bend, Indiana. Indiana counties include: St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Starke and LaPorte. Michigan counties include: Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph).

    The Forgivable Loan Program award is $10,000 per year to help assist students in their first to fourth years of study.

    For more information, visit www.omfmichiana.org.


  • Westview Hospital Foundation, Inc. Forgivable Loan Program
    Applicant must be a third- or fourth-year student in an accredited school of osteopathic medicine and demonstrate intent to return to Westview Hospital to practice osteopathic medicine. For more information, contact Westview Hospital Foundation, Inc., Ruth Nisenshal, Executive Director, 3630 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222 or call (317) 923-0942.


Kansas

  • Kansas Osteopathic Medical Service Scholarship
    This program is designed to encourage primary care physicians to establish practices in rural areas of Kansas. Recipients receive $15,000 per year for up to four years of study at nationally accredited osteopathic schools. Preference goes to first-year students. Recipients return one year of practice for each year of assistance. Applicants must complete a program application and the designated financial aid application.
    For more information contact Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson St, Suite 520, Topeka, KS 66612-1368 or call (785)296-3518.


Kentucky

  • A. B. Morrill Fund Applicants must be from the Southern Mountain District (as defined by the foundation) with plans to return to the area to practice medicine.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.
  • Kentucky Medical Association Rural Kentucky Medical Scholarship Fund
    This program is a 50/50 matching loan repayment program funded through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and administered by the Kentucky Office of Rural Health. The program requires a two-year commitment by the provider to practice at an eligible site, with an equal commitment by the employer.
      For more information, contact KSLRP via email or call (606) 439-3557.  You may also download the KSLRP Fact Sheet for               additional details.
 

  • Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to all Kentucky residents. The scholarship equalizes tuition between KYCOM and the state medical schools. The average scholarship amount for the past two years has been $6,082. By signing the scholarship contract, the student is agreeing to practice primary care in Kentucky one year for every year the scholarship money is received. There will be a penalty for failing to comply with the contract.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.

    Deadline: July 1 for entering students, May 1 for returning students.                                                                                       
  • Pike Country Rescue Squad Scholarship
    This endowed scholarship is limited to students from Pike, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Johnson, Martin, or Lawrence counties. The scholarship gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need. The Selection Committee will also consider the student's academic persormance and achievement with regard to the KYCOM mission. For more information and application contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.

Massachusetts

  • Berkshire District Medical Society
    The Scholarship Committee of the Berkshire District Medical Society awards interest-free loans on an annual basis to residents of Berkshire County, Mass.

    For more information, contact Berkshire District Medical Society, c/o Berkshire AHEC, 703 West Housatonic Street, Suite 208, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or call (413) 447-2417.


Michigan

  • Muskegon General Osteopathic Foundation
    For medical students, residents, and practicing physicians who reside in the geographical area of the Western Michigan Osteopathic Association who have been accepted to medical education programs accredited by the AOA.


  • Osteopathic Medical Foundation of Michiana
    For applicants who demonstrate an interest in locating to the northwestern Indiana/southwestern Michigan area to practice osteopathic medicine; (“area” is defined as being within a 30-mile radius of South Bend, Indiana. Indiana counties included: St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Starke and LaPorte. Michigan counties included: Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph).

    The Forgivable Loan Program award is $10,000 per year to help assist students in their first to fourth years of study.

    For more information, visit www.omfmichiana.org.


Montana

  • Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
    Consideration is given to residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and those who have lived, worked or attended Pacific Northwest institutions of higher education. For questions, call toll-free (888) 696-7836 or (503) 222-2841 or email www@nwosteo.org.


New Jersey

  • New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation
    Scholarship applicants must be established residents of New Jersey and must have completed four years of premedical education including a minimum of eight semester hours of biology, eight semester hours of inorganic chemistry, eight semester hours of physics and six semester hours of English.

    Scholarship applications and all accompanying paperwork must arrive no later than April 30. For more information, visit www.njosteo.com.      
  • Lapsley Memorial Scholarship
    Applicants must be from New Jersey and reside in specific towns of Union, Somerset, and Middlesex Counties. Application deadline is May 1. For more information, contact the Muhlenberg Foundation at http://www.jfkmc.org/jfkfoundation/scholarships.

New York

  • Western New York Osteopathic Medical Society
    Eligibility: Osteopathic medical student in their fourth year of matriculation that have either resided in Western New York greater than four years or who have done clinical rotations in Western New York.

    Annually, there will be two scholarships available in the amount of $500 each. For more information contact Michael Pusatier, D.O. at 716-877-3007.


North Carolina

  • A. B. Morrill Fund
    Applicants must be from the Southern Mountain District (as defined by the foundation) with plans to return to the area to practice medicine.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.


Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Education Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine
    The OEFOM endowed student scholarship program gives Oklahoma osteopathic medical students financial assistance with their osteopathic training. Preference will be shown to applicants who have completed two years of osteopathic medical training and who indicate a desire to practice in Oklahoma. For more information, contact OEFOM, 4848 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3335 or www.z3x06efm.site.aplus.net.


Oregon

  • Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
    Consideration is given to residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and those who have lived, worked or attended Pacific Northwest institutions of higher education. For questions, call toll-free (888) 696-7836 or (503) 222-2841 or email www@nwosteo.org.


  • Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima
    Student must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska) with a significant financial need and at least a second-year student. For information contact: Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima, Attn: Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 681-147, Yakima, WA 98907.


Pennsylvania

  • A. Archie Feinstein
    Available to Pennsylvania residents (Prior to entering osteopathic medical school) who will be entering their third or fourth year of any college of osteopathic medicine in the U.S.


  • Alfred A. Grilli
    Available to Western Pennsylvania residents (prior to entering osteopathic medical school) who will be entering the last year of any college of osteopathic medicine in the U.S.


  • District 8
    Scholarships are available to Pennsylvania residents (prior to entering osteopathic medical school) 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.

 

South Carolina

  • A. B. Morrill Fund Applicants must be from the Southern Mountain District (as defined by the foundation) with plans to return to the area to practice medicine.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.


Virginia

  • A. B. Morrill Fund
    Applicants must be from the Southern Mountain District (as defined by the foundation) with plans to return to the area to practice medicine.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.


  • Health Focus of Southwest Virginia
    Applicants must a Virginia resident and be enrolled in a medical program to be eligible.

    For more information call (540)774-4022 Ext. 202.


Washington

  • Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
    Consideration is given to residents of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and those who have lived, worked or attended Pacific Northwest institutions of higher education. For questions, call toll-free (888) 696-7836 or (503) 222-2841 or email www@nwosteo.org.


  • Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima
    Student must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska) with a significant financial need and at least a second-year student. For information contact: Osteopathic Foundation of Yakima, Attn: Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 681-147, Yakima, WA 98907.


  • Washington Osteopathic Foundation, Inc.
    Loans:
    Any osteopathic student, after one semester or 1/4 of osteopathic training in any of the legally accredited schools of osteopathic medicine or surgery, may apply for a loan. Applicant must be a student member of the Washington Osteopathic Medicine Association. Loan Amounts have a maximum of $5,000 per year.

    Scholarships:
    Students must have completed two years of osteopathic training in any of the legally accredited schools of osteopathic medicine or surgery to apply for the scholarship. Applicant must be a student member of the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association. For more information contact, Washington Osteopathic Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 16486, Seattle, WA 98116-6529 or call (206) 937-5358.


West Virginia

  • A. B. Morrill Fund
    Applicants must be from the Southern Mountain District (as defined by the foundation) with plans to return to the area to practice medicine.

    For more information and applications, contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.



Other Scholarships
Military Scholarship Opportunities
  • U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship
    The Air Force has four- and three-year medical school scholarships. The scholarship will pay for tuition, all required books, and fees. Recipients will also receive a monthly living stipend of $ 2,157.30. Selected applicants may receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus in addition to the scholarship. For more information, contact a health professions recruiter at (615) 885-9670 or visit http://www.airforce.com/opportunities/healthcare/education
  • U.S. Army Medical Department The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) is offered by the U.S. Army and one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships available in health care today.

    If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric nurse practitioner or certified registered nurse anesthetist and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship, plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000, and in some cases, a sign-on bonus of $20,000.

    If you are planning a career in health care or are currently enrolled in a graduate health care program, it pays to look into the Army's HPSPnow more than ever before. It provides benefits while you're in school and benefits after you graduate.

    For more information, contact the U.S. Army Health Care Recruiting Center at (304) 344-0513 or e-mail usarmy.knox.usarec.list.9a1b@mail.mil. You can also visit http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html
  • U.S. Navy Scholarship
    This scholarship will pay for tuition and all required fees. You will also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses.

    For more information contact a health professions recruiter or visit www.navy.com.
Heritage-Specific & Gender-Specific Scholarship Opportunities
  • American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
    For more than a century, AAUW has helped more than 10,000 women from more than 130 countries break through barriers and pursue their dreams of obtaining graduate degrees or making an impact in their communities.

    Questions about applications must be directed to the Iowa City office. Please do not contact the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or local branches for application information. Please call (319) 337-1716 ext. 60, email aauw@act.org, or write to the customer service center at AAUW, Dept. 60, 301 ACT Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030


  • American Indian Graduate Center The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. announces the availability of fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.

    For more information, visit www.aigc.com.


  • Indian Health Service Professions Scholarship Program
    For further information contact Mr. Jesse Thomas, Scholarship Coordinator, HIS, Nashville, TN 37214, phone (815) 736-2431.


  • Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest
    The goal of the TADAM is to award two scholarships of $1,000 a year to medical, osteopathic and/or dental students that are of Turkish-American heritage or ancestry. For more information call (773) 702-8553.


  • Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
    Eligibility: To be eligible, an applicant must be an underrepresented minority student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in his or her first, second, or third year at an AACOM member college of osteopathic medicine or an underrepresented minority student who has been accepted and is planning to matriculate at one of the AACOM member colleges. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.

    Entries must be post-marked by March 31, 2010. Questions regarding the 2010 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship should be directed to AACOM at (301) 968-4142.

    Visit AACOM online at www.aacom.org.


Miscellaneous
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

    AACOM serves osteopathic medical students in a number of ways including financial assistance. For information regarding student aid, loans, and scholarships, view the Financial Aid and Scholarships page at www.aacom.org.


  • American Osteopathic Foundation
    The AOF offers a variety of grant, scholarship, and award opportunities to osteopathic medical students, residents, physicians, researchers, and osteopathic centers/programs. Through these opportunities, the AOF is able to recognize some of the exceptional individuals within the osteopathic profession who are making a difference.
    • AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award
    • Burnett Osteopathic Student Research Award
    • McCaughan Hertiage Scholarship DO, Education Scholarship
    • Welch Scholars Grant
    • William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship
    • Paul S. McCord, DO, Memorial Scholarship
    For more information about individual offers visit AOF online at www.aof-foundation.org.


  • Appalachian College Association
    This association offers scholarships to full time students.

    For more information contact Kim Gardner, Program Manager, Appalachian College Association, 210 Center Street, Berea, KY 40403 or call (859) 986-4584 Ext. 1005.


  • Bay Regional Medical Center
    For fourth-year medical students interested in Family Practice, OB, Peds, or Internal Medicine. BRMC is offering a $100,000 grant program to qualified fourth year medical students. Recipient must be a U.S. Citizen. Recipients will be selected in July.

    For more information, contact Jay Summer, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, by calling (989) 894-6460.


  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship
    The National Health Service Corps scholarship pays tuition, required fees, and some other education costs, tax free, for as many as four years. Education costs may include books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, instruments, two sets of uniforms and travel for one clinical rotation. Recipients also receive a monthly living stipend.

    For more information, visit www.nhsc.hrsa.gov.


  • SOMA Foundation
    For more information contact: National Office, 142 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, Ill. 60611 or call (800) 237-SOMA.
    • Corporate Grant Scholarship
      Must be a SOMA member with 50 percent SOMA involvement, 25 percent financial need and 25 percent academic achievement. Amounts range from $300–$1,000.
    • Medical Education Scholarships
      Must be a SOMA member with 33 percent involvement, 33 percent campus and community activities and 33 percent academic achievement.
    Entries must be post-marked by March 31, 2010.

    Visit AACOM online at www.aacom.org.


  • Westview Hospital Foundation, Inc. Forgivable Loan Program
    Applicant must be a third- or fourth-year student in an accredited school of osteopathic medicine and demonstrate intent to return to Westview Hospital to practice osteopathic medicine. For more information, contact Westview Hospital Foundation, Inc., Ruth Nisenshal, Executive Director, 3630 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222 or call (317) 923-0942.



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