Grants and Scholarships

College of Osteopathic Medicine Institutional Needs Based Grant

This grant is given to any student who is considered economically disadvantaged. In order the financial aid to determine this status, the student must provide the following documentation.

As of June 1, 2013:

  1. Students under 24 must submit parent’s income data for 2012, regardless of marital status dependent or independent status.
  2. Students 24 or older must submit parent’s federal income tax returns for the 2012, 2011 and 2010 years. In addition to the student’s and spouse’s 2012 federal income tax returns.

If the student was claimed as a dependent on the parent’s taxes, then the 2012 parental data will be used.

If the student was not claimed as a dependent then the student’s and spouse’s 2012 income will be used.

If the parent or student didn’t file for the past three years, then the parent and/or student must provide documentation from the IRS or an accountant stating that there was no requirement to file. Then we will use the student’s and spouse’s 2012 income.

If both parents do not live in this country, the parent must provide documentation from an accountant stating that there was no requirement to file then we will use the student’s and spouse’s 2012 income.

If both parents are decreased you must provide documentation (i.e. Death certificate or obituary) then we will use the student’s and spouse’s 2012 income.


Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

The goal of this program is to increase the diversity of the health professions workforce and the number of providers working in underserved communities. Schools provide scholarships to students who are economically disadvantaged.  Priority is given to students who are economically disadvantaged and are in the Health Career Opportunity Program.


National Health Service Corps Scholarships

Students committed to primary care and enrolled in medical school can receive tuition, fees, other educational costs and a living stipend, tax-free, for as many as 4 years in exchange for an equal number of years (2-year minimum) service at an approved facility in a high-need underserved area.Applications may be obtained by contacting the Office of Financial Aid or at  nhsc.hrsa.gov


Military Scholarships

The Army, Air Force and Navy offer full scholarships. The scholarships provide a monthly stipend, tuition and fees and in some cases money to help pay for required books. The scholarship recipient is obligated to serve one year for each year of support with a minimum of two years of service. For additional information, contact your local recruiting office.


Outside Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid informs students about outside scholarships as soon as the information becomes available. For more information about outside scholarships please contact the office