In order to assist you with the expenses of furthering your
education, we will soon be providing you with information on over
150 scholarships that Osteopathic Medical Students can apply for.
Many forms of financial aid are available to osteopathic medical
students, including scholarships and loans. Some financial aid is
available directly from the colleges, and many state, local and
national osteopathic organizations offer scholarships or loans to
students. Osteopathic medical students also are eligible for a
number of federal loan programs. Financial aid officers at colleges
of osteopathic medicine will have more information.
COM Financial Aid Websites
Following are links to the Financial Aid pages
each of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. If you
have financial aid questions, please seek out the appropriate
resources and representative at the colleges:
Links to COM
Financial Aid Websites
Named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein,
this scholarship program recognizes four underrepresented minority
students at AACOM's member colleges of osteopathic medicine (at
least one newly accepted student and at least one continuing
student). The award amount for 2011 will be $2,500. 2011
entries must be post-marked by March 31, 2011.
Arnstein Scholarship Information
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
offers scholarships for minority students each year. The Sherry R.
Arnstein Minority Student Scholarships are awarded to both new and
continuing minority students of osteopathic medicine. The amount of
the scholarship varies. For more information and application
Be sure to follow the instructions above carefully in order to avoid
any delays in processing. If you did not complete the FAFSA or do
not have a copy of your Student Aid Report, please contact the US
Department of Education.
The instructions may also be found at
Financial Aid Supporting Diversity
AACOM offers two scholarships each year to students from
historically under-represented minority groups. For more
information, visit the AACOM website at
Financial aid officers at each of the colleges of osteopathic
medicine will be able to provide current information regarding other
scholarships for minority students.
AACOMAS Application Fee Waivers
AACOM Financial Aid Information
FIRST for Medical Education
a wide range of financial resources for aspiring medical school
applicants and students.
AACOM encourages financially disadvantaged applicants to
become D.O.s. A limited number of fee waivers are available to those
who apply early and qualify. Fee waiver requests must be received
and processed prior to submitting an AACOMAS application.
Application Fee Waiver information
Many private scholarships have a “financial need” requirement. In
most instances, you will need to filea Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) with the government so that your need can be
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is part of the federal
Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) bureau of
Health Professions. Students interested in pursuing careers in
primary care and duty service commitment. Applications are handled
by local area military recruiters. Prospective applicants should
meet with a HP recruiter for more information. They may also want to
speak with current military physicians who can provide a fuller
perspective on the practice of military medicine.
Be aware that many private scholarships have a "financial need"
requirement. This will usually require that you file a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the government so
that your need can be determined.
If you would like to apply for Federal Financial Aid
Programs, then visit the FAFSA on the Web site at
For more information about Federal Financial Aid, please contact the
Osteopathic School that you are planning to attend or click the
"Student Guide" link at the bottom of FAFSA on the Web.
The Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA) has scholarship, loan and loan
repayment programs for health professions students. For several of
the programs the funds are awarded to the schools and the student
can apply through the school's financial aid office. For
a complete list of HRSA programs go to
1307 Third Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726
Air Force HSPS:
USAF Recruiting Service Headquarters
550 D Street, West Ste 1 (Bldg 491)
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4527
Navy Recruiting Command
5722 Integrity Dr., Bldg. 784
Millington, TN 38054-5057
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and
Financial Assistance Programs (FAP). The Department of Defense
offers funding for a wide range of medical educational expenses in
exchange for an activity duty military service commitment. The FAP
offers financial benefits to health care professionals in
postgraduate specialty training, in exchange for an active