Scholarship Opportunities

This is a non-exhaustive list of scholarships that DCOM students should qualify for! They are listed by national organization that funds them. Each scholarhship listed has a small amount of information provided, but please follow the provided link and get up-to-date information from the official site.

List last updated: Oct 2022

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

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American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)

Not a scholarship:

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American Medical Association (AMF)

The details for all of these scholarships can be found on the AMF's website. The wording below is taken from their page, and is just the details needed for students to determine qualification. Except where noted, these scholarships are for $10,000. 

https://amafoundation.org/programs/scholarships/

  • AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow General Scholarship

    • Must be nominated through the medical school dean’s office or the dean’s designate and currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school. 

    • All nominees must be rising final-year medical students set to graduate in May/June 2023

    • Must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States or have DACA status

    • Additional requirements for General Scholarship subcategories*:

      • Sleep Medicine: To be considered for the sleep medicine subcategory, applicants must opt-in by selecting ‘yes’ when prompted in the application and demonstrate an interest in pursuing sleep medicine as a sub-specialty in internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, etc. as part of their personal statement.

      • Psychiatry:  To be considered for the psychiatry subcategory, applicants must opt-in by selecting ‘yes’ when prompted in the application and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a psychiatry specialty as part of their personal statement.

  • AMA Foundation Underrepresented in Medicine Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

    • African American, Latinx/Hispanic, or Native Americans/Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved populations

  • AMA Alliance Grassroots Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

    • Must have an interest in and commitment to women’s and/or children’s health issues.

    • Selection will be based on volunteer activities and/or research initiatives.

  • David Jones Peck, MD Scholarship For Health Equity

    • Must demonstrate a commitment to addressing health disparities and promoting health equity in marginalized and minoritized c

  • Dr. Richard Allen Williams & Genita Evangelista Johnson/Association of Black Cardiologists Scholarship

    • $5,000 scholarship

    • Must be an African-American student with an interest in cardiology

    • Must explain your interest in cardiology in your personal statement. One of your letters of recommendation should also reference this interest.

  • The Herman E. Diskin, MD Memorial Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship

    • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to medicine, humanitarian public service and compassionate patient care

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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons - Medical Student Section (ACOS-MSS)

https://www.facos.org/OS/Navigation/Education/Students/Resources_for_Students    

  • Poster Scholarship

    • $250 to 2 ACOS-MSS Members

  • Community Service Scholarship

    • $250 to 2 ACOS-MSS Members

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American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)

www.acofp.org/ACOFPIMIS/Acofporg/Membership/Student_Awards.aspx#:~:text=OSTEOPATHIC%20FAMILY%20MEDICINE%20STUDENT%20AWARDS,school%20and%2For%20personal%20expenses

  • Marie Wiseman Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year Award

    • $5,000, one given

    • Applications due 12/1/2022

  • Emerging Osteopathic Student Leader Awards

    • $2,500, multiple given

    • Applications due 12/1/2022

  • Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Awards

    • $1,000, multiple given

    • Applications due 12/1/2022

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Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Offered by the Air ForceArmy, and Navy. To apply, you must have an acceptance into or be enrolled in a medical school. Prospective applicants apply to a specific branch of the military that will pay scholarship recipients' tuition (up to 4 years) and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses. In addition, there is a sign-on bonus, and the military will pay or reimburse you for school-sponsored healthcare, books, equipment, and other school fees. In return, you have an active-duty service obligation, the length of which varies depending on how many years you were on the scholarship.

If interested, reach out to the SAMOPS club officers (Knoxville or Harrogate) or to a recruiter.

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Government Loan Forgiveness Programs

Check out this website for an up to date list. We copied what is on their website for convince for our students. 

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/begin-your-medical-education/debt-management/funding-options/forgiveness.html

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) – The AAMC provides a directory of state loan repayment programs with service commitments. The programs listed are only a sampling of those available. See your financial aid advisor for more information.

    • **AAMC has a long list of programs available across the states.​**

  • Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program – The IHS Loan Repayment Program awards up to $40,000 for repayment of student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities – Participants are offered loan repayment to develop research programs that reflect an understanding of the variety of issues and problems associated with disparities in health status. Eligible applicants

  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program – The NHSC offers up to $50,000 toward loan repayment for licensed health care providers in exchange for two years of service at an approved site.

  • NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program – Medical students may earn up to $120,000 in their final year of school in exchange for a commitment to serve at least three years at an approved NHSC site in an HPSA of greatest need.

  • NHSC Scholarships – Scholarships are offered to students dedicated to a career in primary care. After residency completion, you will serve at a practice site that is in a HPSA of greatest need. The period of service is one year for each year of scholarship support, with a two-year minimum commitment.

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program – The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on an individual's Direct Loans after he or she has made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a government or not-for-profit organization. If you plan to enter this program, be sure that you have accurately researched requirements and eligibility for PSLF. There are strict guidelines regarding which payments qualify for forgiveness, and proper documentation is essential.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Primary Care Loans – Primary care loan programs provide long-term, low-interest loans to full-time, financial-needs students to pursue a degree in allopathic or osteopathic medicine. Students must enter and complete residency training in primary care within four years after graduation, and practice in primary care for the life of the loan. See the AAMC directory of state loan repayment programs that have active programs.

  • Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) - HRSA loan program open to faculty members. HRSA will repay a portion of your health professional student loan debt ($40,000 max over two years.) In return, you serve at an eligible health professions school. Check out the FLRP application page for more details.

If you are know of any scholarship opportunities that should be added or updated here, please contact your campus' SGA Knoxville or Harrogate