KYCOM Scholarship Opportunities

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
    Applicant should be from Alabama and must indicate in writing their intention to practice medicine in Alabama following completion of their residency training. Applicant must have successfully completed their first year of training and in good standing with an AOA-accredited medical school.

    Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association
    Russell Ulrich, DO, Secretary-Treasurer
    800 West Memorial Drive
    P.O. Box 450
    Piedmont, AL 36272
    Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association


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 (503) 222-7161 or email www@nwosteo.org.


Arkansas

  • Arkansas Department of Higher Education Grant
    ARHEG provides financial assistance to students seeking professional training in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine to allow them to attend out-of-state institutions.

    ARHEG Coordinator
    Arkansas Department of Higher Education

    423 Main Street, Suite 400
    Little Rock, AR 72201-3818
    Phone: 1-800-54-STUDY or (501) 371-2000
    Email: finaid@adhe.edu


Colorado

  • Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation
    The Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation is proud to award up to five $10,000 scholarships to 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 long as the students are in good standing with their College of Osteopathic Medicine. Scholarships are for tuition. In addition, the Walter S. Strode, D.O. Memorial Scholarship has been established. For more information visit the foundation’s website at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation; 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 with consideration given to residents of Colorado.

    For questions regarding the Scholarship Application, please contact Julie Collett, Executive Director: Phone: (303) 996-1140 or e-mail: director@dofound.org

    Denver Osteopathic Foundation


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 (503) 222-7161 or email www@nwosteo.org.


Indiana

  • Motyka Dannin Foundation Scholarship

    Qualifications for the Forgivable Loan:

    • Be an Indiana resident who is attending an osteopathic medical school in the United States *OR* a student of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM);
    • Be a member of the Indiana Osteopathic Association;
    • Be enrolled as a second or third year medical student in good standing;
    • Present two letters of recommendation;
    • Submit an application that includes an essay and list of accomplishments;
    • Intend to practice in Indiana following completion of a residency in family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, general pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) for not less than 24 months.
    Please contact Tabitha Arnett, Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) Executive Director, at (317) 926-3009. Return completed application and accompanying documents to: Motyka Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Evans Center, Suite 107, Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997, or email it to tabitha@inosteo.org.


  • Osteopathic Medical Foundation of Michiana
    Three types of scholarships are available to support West Michigan medical students who are pursuing training in osteopathic colleges and osteopathic residents who practice in the greater Muskegon area. The goal of the program is to encourage physicians to return to the area, build their practices, and contribute to the long-term health of the community. For more information, contact Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan, 800 E. Ellis Road, Box 519, Norton Shores, MI 49441, call (231) 720-0288 or contact@osteopathicfoundation.org.
    For more information, visit Osteopathic Medical Foundation of Michiana.


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) 430-4255.


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 State Loan Repayment Program
    Since 2003, the Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program (KSLRP) has served as a recruitment and retention tool to reduce health workforce shortages in rural and underserved locations throughout the state. Applicants selected to participate in the competitive program are required to commit to working full time for two years, providing primary care services at an eligible site in the state. Participants receive tax-free student loan repayment in exchange for their service commitment.

    For more information: Visit the KSLRP website at www.kyruralhealth.org/KSLRP, or, Contact Michael McGill at 606-439-3557 (ext. 83518) or KSLRP@uky.edu
 
  • Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to all Kentucky residents. The scholarship equalizes tuition between KYCOM and the state medical schools. 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 performance and achievement with regard to the KYCOM mission. For more information and application contact Teresa L. Jones, KYCOM Student Affairs Office.
  • Pike County Medical Society Scholarship
    This scholarship is for students from Pike County who have a specific interest in health care, including Medicine (MD, DO, PA), Nursing (RN, BSN), Pharmacy, Dentistry and Optometry, and any other healthcare fields approved by the University.

    For more information and applications, 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 Susan Poulin, 20 Walnut Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Attention: Scholarship Committee.


  • Worcester District Medial Society
    Scholarships are available to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year medical students. Must be a legal resident of Central Massachusetts at the time of applying to medical school and currently attending an accredited medical or osteopathic school.


  • Massachusetts Medical Society
    Essex South District Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Program To assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town. Must have been a resident in an Essex South community for at least 5 years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area.


Michigan

  • Osteopathic Medical Foundation of Michiana
    Three types of scholarships are available to support West Michigan medical students who are pursuing training in osteopathic colleges and osteopathic residents who practice in the greater Muskegon area. The goal of the program is to encourage physicians to return to the area, build their practices, and contribute to the long-term health of the community. For more information, contact Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan, 800 E. Ellis Road, Box 519, Norton Shores, MI 49441, call (231) 720-0288 or contact@osteopathicfoundation.org.
    For more information, visit http://osteopathicfoundation.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 (503) 222-7161 or email www@nwosteo.org.


New Jersey

  • 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.

  • Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Applicants must have been raised (attended or eligible to attend elementary or secondary school) in one of these communities: Union, Somerset, and Middlesex Counties. Application deadline is May 1.

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.


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 (503) 222-7161 or email www@nwosteo.org.


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 (503) 222-7161 or email www@nwosteo.org.


  • Washington Osteopathic Foundation, Inc.
    Loans:
    Loans and scholarships are offered. Applicant must be a student member of the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association. If you would like to apply, please contact Jodi Perlmutter by phone (425) 677-3930 or email jperlmutter@woma.org to determine availability.

    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.


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 Air Force Health Professions
  • 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 U.S. Army Health Care Recruiting
  • 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 U.S. Navy Scholarship.
Miscellaneous Scholarship Opportunities
  • American Indian Graduate Center
    AIGC offers more than 20 scholarships and fellowships that fund undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.

    For more information, visit American Indian Graduate Center


  • Indian Health Service Professions Scholarship Program
    The Health Professions scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training.

    For further information visit Indian Health Service Professions Scholarship


  • 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.

    For more information about individual offers visit AOF online at American Osteopathic Foundation


  • 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. For more information visit Bay Regional Medical Center

  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship
    The National Health Service Corps scholarship pays tuition, required fees, and other reasonable education costs, and monthly living stipend. For more information, visit


  • SOMA Foundation
    OMS I-IV:
    OMS III-IV:
    For more information, visit Soma Foundation Scholarships

    • American Medical Association
      The AMA offers several fellowships and scholarships for medical students.

      AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Provides $10,000 scholarships to students entering their final year of medical school.
      Medical Student Section (MSS) Fellowship: The MSS Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF) offers the opportunity to be a full-time paid member of the AMA’s federal advocacy team for 1 year.

      For more information, visit AMA Medical Student Fellowship

    • Southern Medical Association
      The Southern Medical Association (SMA) and its Alliance (SMAA) will provide financial assistance in the form of a $2,000 scholarship for tuition or other required expenses to a 3rd year medical student in need of financial aid who exhibits both academic and leadership qualities.

      For more information, visit Southern Medical Association

    • 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.