Below you will find a list of scholarships provided by the American Osteopathic Foundation. If you are interested in submitting an application, please follow this link:
All forms have to be submitted by the given deadline for consideration.
AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award
The recipient will be an osteopathic medical student who will be in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th-year of studies and is a current SOMA member. This individual has outstanding academic achievements, strong leadership skills, and is committed to the osteopathic profession. - One recipient will be presented with a $3,000 award. Deadline to submit application materials is April 24, 2013.
Burnett Osteopathic Student Research Award
This $2,000 award will be presented annually to one osteopathic medical student for the most outstanding concept paper pertaining to an osteopathic-oriented research proposal. Deadline to submit application materials is April 24, 2013.
Russell C. McCaughan, DO, Education Scholarship
Provides a $400 scholarship to one osteopathic medical student, who will be entering their second year of studies, from each AOA approved college/school of osteopathic medicine. The recipients must be committed to osteopathic medicine, excel academically, and have demonstrated financial need to cover the cost of their osteopathic education.
Savvy Student Traveler Program
Provides a $750 travel grant to one osteopathic medical student from each AOA accredited college/school of osteopathic medicine. The grant was established to provide funding to first-time student attendees to the AOA Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar.
Welch Scholars Grant
Provides $2,000 grants to osteopathic medical students, entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of studies during, from each AOA approved college/school of osteopathic medicine. The recipients must be committed to osteopathic medicine, excel academically, and have demonstrated financial need while completing his/her osteopathic education. - The number of recipients per COM/SOM is based on enrollment statistics.
William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship
The recipient will be a minority osteopathic medical student who is committed to osteopathic medicine; has excelled academically; and has demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing the educational, societal, and health needs of minorities. - One recipient will be presented with a $5,000 scholarship. Deadline to submit application materials is April 24, 2013.
American Medical Association Foundation
Minority Scholars Award
$10,000 scholarships for first and second-year medical students from historically underrepresented groups in the medical profession.
Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships
$10,000 scholarships for rising fourth-year medical students, based on academic excellence and financial need.
Scholarship assistance for medical schools across the country.
Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship for a medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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General application instructions
By February of each year, the AMA Foundation will send a detailed packet of scholarship information to each medical school's office of the dean, student affairs, multicultural affairs and financial aid. It is through one of these offices that you can receive nomination and application information. For the Minority Scholars Award, the Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships and the Scholars Fund, the office of the dean or dean's designate must select you for these opportunities; you can not apply for assistance directly to the AMA Foundation. Please note all deadlines for any Foundation scholarship or grant application are “arrive by” deadlines. This means that if you mail us your application, the materials must arrive at the AMA Foundation headquarters on or before that date.
If you have questions about AMA Foundation scholarship opportunities, please contact:
Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
This award, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes two osteopathic underrepresented minority students at AACOM's member colleges of osteopathic medicine (one newly accepted student and one continuing student).
Ayaka Den Memorial Emergency Fund
The Fund was established in the memory of Ayaka Den, a former student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is the intent to use the fund to assist students who are in need of emergency financial assistance. The students who have borrowed money from the Fund are required to return the same amount of money to the Fund. Application may be made through the Dean of Student Affairs.