TouroCOM Osteopathic Medical School 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 University 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 needing emergency financial assistance (i.e., Rent, Utility Bills, Medical Bills, etc.). Students who borrow from the fund must return the loan amount in its entirety by the end of the semester in which the loan was disbursed. 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-Harlem to enable them to pursue their professional goals. The fund was established by the Sirota Family and Touro University 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.
Sullivan 180 Scholarship Fund
The Sullivan 180 Scholarship Program will provide an annual award towards tuition in the final two years of a student’s enrollment at Touro. Touro’s scholarship committee will select one recipient each year on the basis of interest in Sullivan County clinical rotations and rural medicine in general, academic success, and financial need.
For more information, please contact The Community Foundation scholarships at 845-769-9393 or email: www.cfosny.org - firstname.lastname@example.org, and at TouroCOM, contact Dr. Christian Hietanen, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics: Christian.email@example.com
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.
$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.
Award: $1,000 Award
Award: $1,500 Scholarship
This $3,000 Grant, given annually, recognizes an Osteopathic medical student, resident, fellow, or physician who is advancing the profession by contributing to scholarly work through research and publication on the biomechanical, biomedical, or clinical aspects of Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).
Award: $3,000 Grants
$1,500 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: $1,500 Grants
Annual scholarship awards of $10,000 will be presented to three minority students who are committed to osteopathic principles and practice, excel academically, and have proven to be leaders 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.
$10,000 scholarships for rising fourth-year medical students, based on academic excellence and financial need.
Health Professions Scholarship Program
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).
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.