AOF Application Portal
Individual applicants can apply.
Opens Mar 1 2024 12:00 AM (CST)
Deadline Apr 29 2024 11:59 PM (CDT)
Description

The application period for spring 2024 scholarships is now closed. Eligible applicants will be notified by the end of July regarding funding decisions.

OPENING SPRING 2024

AOF Karen J Nichols, DO, LEAD Scholar Award  This educational scholarship is awarded annually to recognize an Osteopathic medical student whose Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Dedication are proven in the classroom and community. A scholarship award of $5,000 will be presented to one (1) individual who exemplifies the scholarship purpose.  Eligibility and application requirements here.AOF William G. Anderson, DO, Minority ScholarshipThis education scholarship strives to recognize outstanding minority medical students who are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s Osteopathic physicians, committed to the pursuit of eliminating health care disparities and to enhance patient-centered care. A limited number of educational scholarships in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to minority students who exemplify the scholarship purpose.   Eligibility and application requirements here.AOF Jeffrey Grove, DO, LGBTQ+ Pride Scholarship Established by Jeffrey Grove, DO, this $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to recognize an Osteopathic medical student committed to a course of study to better understand and address the unique healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community and how such needs can be addressed through Osteopathic medicine. Pride Scholars recognize LGBTQ+ identity, affirm equal rights for all, and celebrate the dignity and diversity of everyone in the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities. Eligibility and application requirements here.AOF Rocovich Research Grant This research grant is given annually to recognize an Osteopathic medical student, resident, 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).  A research grant of $5,000 will be presented to one individual annually who exemplifies the grant purpose.  Eligibility and application requirements here.OPENING FALL 2024AOF Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher GrantThis grant was established to support an Osteopathic medical student for their true dedication to Osteopathic-oriented research. An bi-annual award in the amount of $5,000 will be presented to one individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the science of Osteopathic principles and practice, an active interest in clinical or basic science research pertaining to Osteopathic medicine and manipulative treatment, and outstanding academic achievement and noteworthy accomplishments in research. AOF Edward and Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship The AOF Edward & Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship Fund was established by Edward A. Loniewski, DO in an effort to combine his deep commitment to AOF with his love of the state of Michigan. This Fund provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 to one OMS III or OMS IV student who graduated from a Michigan high school in good academic standing, with demonstrated leadership skills, and articulated financial need.AOF Thomas A. Quinn, DO, Osteopathic ScholarshipThe AOF Thomas A. Quinn, DO, Osteopathic Scholarship is an annual scholarship award in the amount of $5,000 that recognizes up to 2 Osteopathic medical students annually who are fervently committed to Osteopathic principles and practice and have maintained an above-average academic standing throughout their academic tenure. The scholarship will be distributed in two equal payments for two consecutive years provided the student remains in good academic standing.AOF Prairie State ScholarshipThe AOF Prairie State Scholarship was created through a collaborative partnership with the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society to provide financial assistance to Osteopathic medical students who graduated from an Illinois high school.  An annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one student who exemplifies the ideals of the Osteopathic profession and serves as an ambassador for the profession while completing their Osteopathic education.AOF/ AAOA Holiday Hugs GrantsThe Advocates for the AOA, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), created the Holiday Hug Grant in 2020 to help two medical students or current residents with year-end expenses with grants of $500 each.

NOTE: Students may apply or be nominated for multiple grants in one cycle; however only one grant will be awarded, per student.  If a student is selected as the top winner for two grants, the greater of two grants will be given.  

AOF Application Portal


The application period for spring 2024 scholarships is now closed. Eligible applicants will be notified by the end of July regarding funding decisions.

OPENING SPRING 2024

AOF Karen J Nichols, DO, LEAD Scholar Award  This educational scholarship is awarded annually to recognize an Osteopathic medical student whose Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Dedication are proven in the classroom and community. A scholarship award of $5,000 will be presented to one (1) individual who exemplifies the scholarship purpose.  Eligibility and application requirements here.AOF William G. Anderson, DO, Minority ScholarshipThis education scholarship strives to recognize outstanding minority medical students who are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s Osteopathic physicians, committed to the pursuit of eliminating health care disparities and to enhance patient-centered care. A limited number of educational scholarships in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to minority students who exemplify the scholarship purpose.   Eligibility and application requirements here.AOF Jeffrey Grove, DO, LGBTQ+ Pride Scholarship Established by Jeffrey Grove, DO, this $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to recognize an Osteopathic medical student committed to a course of study to better understand and address the unique healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community and how such needs can be addressed through Osteopathic medicine. Pride Scholars recognize LGBTQ+ identity, affirm equal rights for all, and celebrate the dignity and diversity of everyone in the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities. Eligibility and application requirements here.AOF Rocovich Research Grant This research grant is given annually to recognize an Osteopathic medical student, resident, 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).  A research grant of $5,000 will be presented to one individual annually who exemplifies the grant purpose.  Eligibility and application requirements here.OPENING FALL 2024AOF Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher GrantThis grant was established to support an Osteopathic medical student for their true dedication to Osteopathic-oriented research. An bi-annual award in the amount of $5,000 will be presented to one individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the science of Osteopathic principles and practice, an active interest in clinical or basic science research pertaining to Osteopathic medicine and manipulative treatment, and outstanding academic achievement and noteworthy accomplishments in research. AOF Edward and Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship The AOF Edward & Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship Fund was established by Edward A. Loniewski, DO in an effort to combine his deep commitment to AOF with his love of the state of Michigan. This Fund provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 to one OMS III or OMS IV student who graduated from a Michigan high school in good academic standing, with demonstrated leadership skills, and articulated financial need.AOF Thomas A. Quinn, DO, Osteopathic ScholarshipThe AOF Thomas A. Quinn, DO, Osteopathic Scholarship is an annual scholarship award in the amount of $5,000 that recognizes up to 2 Osteopathic medical students annually who are fervently committed to Osteopathic principles and practice and have maintained an above-average academic standing throughout their academic tenure. The scholarship will be distributed in two equal payments for two consecutive years provided the student remains in good academic standing.AOF Prairie State ScholarshipThe AOF Prairie State Scholarship was created through a collaborative partnership with the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society to provide financial assistance to Osteopathic medical students who graduated from an Illinois high school.  An annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one student who exemplifies the ideals of the Osteopathic profession and serves as an ambassador for the profession while completing their Osteopathic education.AOF/ AAOA Holiday Hugs GrantsThe Advocates for the AOA, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), created the Holiday Hug Grant in 2020 to help two medical students or current residents with year-end expenses with grants of $500 each.

NOTE: Students may apply or be nominated for multiple grants in one cycle; however only one grant will be awarded, per student.  If a student is selected as the top winner for two grants, the greater of two grants will be given.  

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Individual applicants can apply.
Opens
Mar 1 2024 12:00 AM (CST)
Deadline
Apr 29 2024 11:59 PM (CDT)