DO Scholarships

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

Touro Scholarships Open To DO Students on Any TouroCOM Campus

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), (Middletown), (Great Falls). You can also donate to the Ayaka Den Fund.

Touro Scholarships Open To DO Students on the Harlem, NY Campus

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.

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. 

Touro Scholarships Open To DO Students on the Middletown, NY Campus

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: -,  and at TouroCOM, contact Dr. Christian Hietanen, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics:

Touro Scholarships Open To DO Students on the Great Falls, Montana Campus

The uniform application, for the scholarships below, is made available each spring to accepted TouroCOM Montana students. Eligibility for the awards varies and is typically determined based on merit, financial need, or a combination, as defined by the specific scholarship program. All scholarship amounts and availability are contingent upon funding and are subject to change. For more information please contact:
Sandy Johnsrud
Financial Aid Administrator
O: 406.401.8104
F: 406.401.8200

Bravera Bank Scholarship

The Bravera Bank Scholarship was created to offset the tuition costs of TouroCOM Montana students in need of financial assistance, allowing them to complete their study in osteopathic medicine. Qualifying candidates must have been born in Minnesota, Montana or North Dakota or obtained an undergraduate degree from a university in the state of Minnesota, Montana or North Dakota.

Holm Family Scholarship

The Holm Family Scholarship provides financial support to TouroCOM-Montana students to assist them in achieving their professional goals. The fund was established by brothers, Jeff and Dr. Rich Holm, as a way to give back to their hometown of Great Falls, Montana. They hope the scholarship will provide a Montana student with an opportunity to succeed at an osteopathic medical education in their home state.

John Yturri Memorial Scholarship

The John Yturri Memorial Scholarship was established to support Touro’s goal of training primary physicians who will practice in underserved areas like Montana. The Yturri family hopes the scholarship will ease the financial burden on students while they train to become physicians and that they use their education to ease the healthcare disparities experienced in the Northwest.

TouroCOM Montana Scholarship

The TouroCOM Montana Scholarship provides financial assistance to students at the Great Falls campus to enable them to pursue their professional goals. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of private donors in the community and across the country.

Waldenberg Family Scholarship

With funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Stacy Waldenberg, the Waldenberg Family Scholarship is available to TouroCOM Montana students. The scholarship supports the Touro mission to encourage students to provide service in rural and medically underserved areas and populations.

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. 

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

Rocovich Research Grant

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

Welch Scholars Grant

$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

William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship

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.

Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships

$10,000 scholarships for rising fourth-year medical students, based on academic excellence and financial need.

AMA Medical Student Section resources for financing medical school.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

Army - HPSP Presentation

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.