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Scholarships

TouroCOM students apply for—and receive—thousands of dollars in internal and external scholarships every year. Whether through the military, medical foundations, or independent organizations, the funding is there. Apply for it.

Remember to note any external scholarships you receive on your annual Financial Aid Packet, under “Resource Information.” Failure to do so may result in a delay in your aid disbursal.

Touro College and University System Scholarships

Ayaka Den Memorial Emergency Fund
Established in the memory of Ayaka Den, a former student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, this fund assists students in need of emergency financial assistance. Students who borrow from the Fund are required to return the same amount of money to the Fund. Apply through the Dean of Student Affairs - Harlem or Middletown. You can also donate to the Ayaka Den Fund.

The Sheldon L. Sirota, DO Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Sheldon L. Sirota, DO Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students at TouroCOM to enable them to pursue their professional goals.  The fund was established by the Sirota Family and Touro College & University System in memory of Sheldon L. Sirota, DO to honor his extraordinary legacy of over a half a century dedicated to the osteopathic profession, and contributions are welcome

Underrepresented Minority Scholarship Fund
Eligible students must meet all requirements and complete all criteria to be considered for this scholarship opportunity. Access the application criteria and application here: Underrepresented Minority Scholarship Fund Application Form. Scholarship can be applied for yearly. You can also help support the Underrepresented Minority Fund.
Award is $1,000 to $6,000 annually. 

American Osteopathic Foundation Scholarships

Students interested in applying for any of these grants should visit the AOF website, or links below, to find out criteria, deadlines and submit their applications.

AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award
$5,000 awarded annually to one 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year osteopathic medical student with a current SOMA membership. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements, strong leadership skills, and commitment to the osteopathic profession. 

Burnett Osteopathic Student Research Award
$2,000 awarded annually to one osteopathic medical student for the most outstanding concept paper pertaining to an osteopathic-oriented research proposal.

Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award
Award: Recognition

Nichols LEAD Scholar Award
Award: $1,000 Award

Paul S. McCord, DO, Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1,500 Scholarship

Welch Scholars Grant
$2,000 awarded to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year osteopathic medical students from each AOA approved college/school of osteopathic medicine. Recipients must be committed to osteopathic medicine, excel academically, and have demonstrated financial need while completing his/her osteopathic education.
Award: $2,000 Grants

William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship
$5,000 awarded annually to one minority osteopathic medical student who is committed to osteopathic medicine, excels academically, and has demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing the educational, societal, and health needs of minorities.

American Medical Association Foundation Scholarships

Students must be nominated by their medical school’s Dean of Students to receive an AMA Foundation Scholarship. Learn more about nominations and eligibility through the Office of the Dean, Student Affairs, or Financial Aid Office.

If you have questions about AMA Foundation scholarship opportunities, please contact:

Dina Lindenberg, Program Officer
(312) 464-4193
dina.lindenberg@ama-assn.org

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.

Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship for a medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska.

Frequently Asked Questions
For medical students interested in applying for AMA Foundation scholarship opportunities.

AMA Medical Student Section resources for financing medical school.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

Army - HPSP Presentation
Navy
Airforce

Other Opportunities

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).

NYS Osteopathic Medical Society
To promote osteopathic medicine in Western New York, this scholarship is open to fourth year DO students who have either resided in Western New York for more than four years, or who have done clinical rotations in Western New York.