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PCOM Endowed Grants for DO Students:
PCOM's Student Aid Committee awards the following need based grants which are made possible through contributions made to the PCOM Foundation by sponsors who take pride in helping students meet the financial obligations of a medical education. The grants are a gift and do not need to be repaid. Review our Financial Aid Overview for specifics on how to apply for these scholarships.

To ensure the fund's growth to help future students, recipients are encouraged to make donations to the respective fund upon graduation and when they are financially able. It is expected that grant and scholarship recipients write a note of appreciation to the sponsor.

1. Aaron & Julia Brenner Scholarship 
This grant is offered to medical students who otherwise would be unable to continue their education.  The grant was established in 1993 by Bernard Brenner and Marvin Comisky, Esq., co-trustees of a trust fund established in 1978 under the will of Aaron Brenner. 

2. Class of 1958 Scholarship 
Established by the Class of 1958 in honor of their 50th reunion, scholarships are awarded to DO medical students who demonstrate financial need.

3. Class of 1960 Scholarship
Established by the Class of 1960 in honor of their 50th reunion, scholarships are awarded to DO medical students who demonstrate financial need.

4. Class Gift Scholarship
This grant was created by commingling scholarship funds established by the Classes of 1983, 1984 and 1992 to provide financial assistance to deserving osteopathic medical students who demonstrate financial need. Philadelphia Campus Only.

5. DO Student Scholarship
Each year, students participate in a week long Phonathon, conducted by the Office of Alumni Relations & Development.  PCOM alumni are contacted annually to contribute to this fund.  Grants are awarded to medical students who demonstrate financial need.  The amount is dependent upon alumni contributions and earned income from the endowment fund. 

6. The Archie & Cecilia Feinstein Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by family, colleagues, classmates and friends in memory of Archie Feinstein, DO '42 and his wife Cecilia.  Dr. Feinstein was the college's director of medical education at PCOM and assistant dean for clinical training.  He was the first to expand clerkship programs to affiliate institutions in order to find the best clinical rotations for students.  Dr. Feinstein was also a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and president of the Association.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need to a DO student in the second, third, or fourth year at PCOM.  Philadelphia Campus Only.

7. The George H. Guest, DO '36, Scholarship
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his grant was established in honor of George H. Guest, DO, PCOM Class of 1936, by an anonymous donor in 1985.  A distinguished neurologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Guest was chairperson of the PCOM Department of Psychiatry and Neurology.  This grant assists deserving medical students. Philadelphia Campus Only.

8. Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship
This grant was endowed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help fund the education of deserving PCOM medical students.

9. The Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation Scholarship
In its support of medical education in the Philadelphia area, The Measey Foundation funds annual scholarships to second-, third- and fourth-year medical students. Philadelphia Campus Only.

10. Office Depot Scholarship
The company provides an annual contribution that is given to financially needy students selected by the Financial Aid Office.  No application necessary.

11. Anna & Isidore Roseman Awards
The Anna & Isidore Roseman Foundation was established to provide scholarships toward tuition, fees, books and living expense of deserving medical students. Philadelphia Campus Only.

12. Dr. Thomas M. Rowland, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This grant was created in memory of Dr. Thomas M. Rowland, Jr., PCOM's fourth president.  The scholarship fund was established with contributions from alumni, family and friends to help fund the education of deserving medical students.

13. Mr. & Mrs. Morris M. Wagman Student Aid Fund
This grant was established in 1978 by Sheldon P. Wagman, DO, Class of 1967, to honor his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris M. Wagman, while assisting medical students. Philadelphia Campus Only.

14. Minority Medical Student Scholarship
This scholarship was established with contributions from PCOM alumni, trustees, employees, foundations and corporations, for financial assistance to the following under-represented minority groups: African American, Native American, Puerto Rican-Mainlander, and Mexican-American.  Recipients are first year under-represented minority students, with outstanding academic credentials who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

15.  West Allegheny Physicians' Fund
This scholarship was established by the West Allegheny Physicians' Association Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation.  Recipients shall be students for the southwestern Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland.  Application required.  Scholarship is dependent upon the availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.


PCOM Endowed Scholarships for DO Students:
PCOM's Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards selects recipients for PCOM scholarships. This funding is made available through contributions to the PCOM Foundation by sponsors who take pride in helping students meet their financial obligations.  The scholarships are gift aid that does not have to be repaid, however, recipients are encouraged to make donations to the respective fund upon graduation and when they are financially able.  Awards are based on financial need and availability of funds. A complete financial aid file is required for consideration. Review our Financial Aid Overview for specifics on how to apply for these scholarships. It is expected that the scholarship recipients write a note of appreciation to the sponsor or trustee.

1. Dr. Ethel D. Allen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the William Penn Foundation, in memory of Ethel D. Allen, DO, Class of 1963, who was Philadelphia's first black councilwoman, and Pennsylvania's highest ranking black woman as Secretary of the Commonwealth.  Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to first-year minority women medical students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence with preference given to students from Philadelphia.  A decision is made after the second term of the first year. Philadelphia Campus Only. No Application Required. This scholarship is currently dormant awaiting additional funding.

2. Alumni Association of PCOM Scholarship
This scholarship was established with donations to The PCOM Mission capital campaign by the Alumni Association of PCOM, graduates and friends of the College.  This scholarship is awarded to second year medical students who place in the top 15% of their class academically, participate in Student Government and/or extra-curricular activities and demonstrate financial need.  A 100-word essay indicating your qualifications for the scholarship must be submitted.  Applications are available in November with a deadline in December.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds. Application Required.

3. Auxiliary to the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA)
Each year the AAOA offers scholarships to outstanding students who are attending osteopathic colleges throughout the country.  This scholarship is awarded at the end of the year to a rising third year student.  The Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards reviews eligible candidates and makes recommendations to the AAOA Scholarship Committee.  The amount of the scholarship is $5,000 and candidates must rank in the top 10% of their class, demonstrate academic and clinical achievement, a strong commitment to osteopathic philosophy with an interest in family practice and be active in extra curricular activities.  No Application Required.

4.  Martha & Michael J.  Avallone Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Michael F. Avallone, Sr., DO, Class of 1959, in memory of his parents, Martha and Michael J. Avallone.  One or more scholarships may be awarded annually.  Candidates must be second or third year medical students in good academic standing, have a totally disabled parent or have lost one or both parents, be residents of Pennsylvania and demonstrate financial need.    The maximum scholarship awarded annually to any one recipient will not exceed $5,000.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  Application Required.

5.  Dr. Frederic H. Barth Scholarship
The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Barth who was elected President of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June, 1956 and served until 1974 when he was appointed the first Chancellor of  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, which position he held until his death in 1976.  The fund provides one scholarship in the amount of $7,500 to a member of the second-year DO Class, selected by the faculty Honors and Awards Committee.  Any additional income generated by the fund is distributed to financially needy DO students.  No Application Required.

6. Board of Trustees Scholarship for Sibling/Spouse
The Board of Trustees of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine established this scholarship for those students in the DO program who have a sibling or spouse currently enrolled in any of PCOM's programs.  The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.  No Application Required.

7. The Dr. Angus Gordon Cathie Scholarship Fund Trust
This fund was established in memory of Angus Gordon Cathie, DO, Class of 1931, professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy from 1944-1970, devoted physician, able teacher and diligent investigator of human anatomy and osteopathic principles and practice.  The successful candidate must submit an essay; show academic excellence and significant interest in anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine.  Selection is made by the Angus Gordon Cathie Scholarship Committee upon recommendation of the Chairpersons of the Departments of Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  The amount of the scholarship is approximately $10,000 dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

8.  The Class of 1996 Scholarship
The Class of 1996 Scholarship was established in memory of three classmates - Michelle Andrews, David Atlas and Joseph Krobert - who passed away while enrolled at PCOM.  The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing by being in the upper two-fifths of the class at the end of the first year.  Application Required.

9. Richard E. Colarusso, DO, Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Richard E. Colarusso, DO, Class of 1966, who practiced family medicine in Pittston, Pennsylvania.  Candidates must be third or fourth year medical students from Lackawanna or Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.  The amount of the scholarship is $400, dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only. No Application Required.

10.  Mary F. T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Conroy by her husband James F. Conroy, DO '65 and her children Mary P. Conroy, BS and Carol E. Conroy, JD. The scholarship is awarded each year to a fourth year, female osteopathic medical student who has demonstrated financial need, and, in the judgment of the Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards, shows the greatest interest in pursuing a career in internal medicine. Preference is given to a student from the state of Rhode Island.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

11. William F. Daiber, DO, Memorial Scholarship
William F. Daiber, DO, Class of 1928 had a life of long involvement with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine serving for many years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Program Director of Cardiovascular Training.  Dr. Daiber was honored with PCOM's most prestigious award, the O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal in January of 1973.  This Scholarship is established in memory of Dr. Daiber with a gift by childhood friend, Miss Gertrude Baker.  Scholarship candidates must be a second year DO student in good standing and show financial need.

12. Clifford G. Dorf Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of Clifford G. Dorf, a medical student who would have graduated with the Class of 1988.  Candidates must be third or fourth year medical students in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need and show exemplary leadership qualities since matriculating at PCOM.  Preference is given to graduates of Lafayette College if they meet the other qualifications.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

13. The Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO, Scholarship
This scholarship was established with donations to The PCOM Mission by the late Richard M. Papa, DO, Class of 1975 and Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO, Class of 1959 and PCOM's sixth president, along with family and friends. The Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO, Scholarship is awarded to a fourth year student with a demonstrated interest in the field of urology, as shown by participation in urology conferences, urologic research and/or published writings. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  All scholarship awards are applied to loan obligations carried by the student. Final selection will be made by the PCOM Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards based upon recommendations from the Department of Urology, the Urology Program Director and attending urology staff.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

14.  The Jack M. Fireman, DO '70, Scholarship
The Jack M. Fireman, DO '70, Scholarship was established by Dr. Fireman in 2006.  The scholarship is awarded to a second-or third-year student enrolled in the DO program, who is in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.  The student must be a resident of Rhode Island, who intends to return to Rhode Island to practice.  Special consideration is to be given to students entering family practice, internal medicine or pediatrics.

15.  The Five Brothers Memorial Scholarship
The Five Brothers Memorial Scholarship was established by Harry Gunsburg, DO, PCOM Class of 1942 in memory of his five brothers:Herman; Morris; Louis; Joseph,DO '53; and Abraham, DO '53.  It seeks to provide financial assistance to a second year DO student who places in the upper one-third of the class, and who demonstrates financial need.  The successful candidate must be of good moral character, show humanitarian qualities and express an interest in primary care medicine.   The Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards will make final selection of the recipient.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

16. The Gorin Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Roy L. Gorin, DO '72, to honor his parents. It seeks to provide financial assistance to an osteopathic medical student who is completing her/his third-year clinical clerkship and who has demonstrated a commitment to the healthcare needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing by being in the upper two-fifths of her/his class. Preference will be given to a student from the Philadelphia area who is a member of the LGBT community. The Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards shall recommend the recipient with the approval of the donor and/or his designee. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.
Application Required.

17.  Leonard P. Harman, DO, Student Scholarship
This scholarship award was endowed by Leonard P. Harman, DO, Class of 1972, and a family medicine physician in Philadelphia.  This scholarship is to assist a married medical student with children, who demonstrates academic promise and financial need.  The amount of the scholarship is between $500-$750 per academic year.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

18. Raymond J. Harris Trust Fund
Raymond J. Harris has left the income of this Trust for Christian young men who desire to obtain a professional education in either medicine, law, engineering, dentistry, architecture, such men to repay by voluntary contributions, thereby increasing the fund.  This annual scholarship program is administered by the Mellon Bank Center who is the designated Trustee of the fund.  Applications and additional information are available in the Student Financial Aid Office in September.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  Application Required.

19. Hassman Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of the Hassman Family: Joseph M. Hassman, DO '65, Howard A. Hassman, DO '83; Elissa F. Hassman, DO '86, David R. Hassman, DO '91 and Michael A. Hassman, DO '94. The scholarship is awarded each year to an osteopathic medical student who has demonstrated financial need, and, in the judgment of the Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards, shows the greatest interest in pursuing a career in family medicine. Preference is given to a student from the state of New Jersey. Philadelphia Campus students only.

20. Edith F. Herrin Trust Fund
Edith F. Herrin designated her trust fund to be used as medical scholarships offering financial help to deserving, accredited students either men or women, attending accredited medical schools in Philadelphia.  This annual scholarship program is administered by the Mellon Bank Center who is the designated Trustee of the fund.  Applications and additional information are available in the Student Financial Aid Office in September.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  Application Required.

21. J. Sydney Hoffman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established by family and friends of the late Honorable J. Sydney Hoffman with donations to The PCOM Mission, seeks to perpetuate Judge Hoffman's memory by awards made to deserving second year students exemplifying the leadership traits and dedication to the osteopathic profession so valued by Judge Hoffman.  Judge Hoffman, a Philadelphia Superior Court Judge, joined the PCOM College Board of Trustees in 1957 and was named its Chairman in 1972.  An award will be made to a second year student who places as one of the top 5 of the class, documents financial need, and demonstrates leadership qualities as shown by involvement in extracurricular activities.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.   Philadelphia Campus Only. No Application Required.


22. Ernest A. Johnson, DO, Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship program was provided in the will of Anna C. Johnson, Class of 1928 in memory of her husband, Ernest A. Johnson, DO, Class of 1925.  Candidates must be medical students, demonstrate financial need, and academic excellence.  Preference is given to applicants who are residents of South Carolina.  The amount of the scholarship is approximately $15,000 per academic year, dependent upon availability of funds.  No Application Required.

23.  The John D. Kearney Scholarship
The John D. Kearney Scholarship was established in memory of John D. Kearney (JD), a second year student at PCOM who died in 1999 while trying to rescue a friend on a hiking trail in Arizona.  JD's parents, John and Lois Kearney, and siblings, Elizabeth, Drew, and Adam, established this scholarship as a way of celebrating JD's life and recognizing the potential of others who, like JD, seek to become truly osteopathic physicians - caring, hands-on, compassionate, and accepting of humanity's failings.The recipient of the scholarship should reflect JD's excellence in scholarship, his broad interests and love of people, and his attitude toward life which was, in his words, "carpe diem". One scholarship will be awarded annually to a second, third, or fourth year student who has shown academic merit as well as an interest in  extracurricular activities, irrespective of financial need. Special preference will be given to students who graduated from Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, where JD received his undergraduate degree; however, the scholarship is not limited to such students. Final selection of the student is made by the PCOM Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

24. Ruth and Irving Kornberg Internal Medicine Memorial Scholarship
The Ruth and Irving Kornberg Internal Medicine Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a financially needy student who, in the judgement of the Honors and Awards Committee, shows the greatest interest in pursuing a career in internal medicine. Preference will be given to a Jewish student, but if no appropriate candidate of that faith applies for the scholarship, it may be given to a non-Jewish student who fulfills the other criteria.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

25. Joseph A. LaCavera, Jr. DO, Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Joseph A. LaCavera, Jr., DO, Class of 1944, by his wife and family.  The scholarship is awarded to a medical student with an identified physical disability, i.e. mobility or orthopedic impairment, hearing impairment, or visual impairment.  If a qualified student does not apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a student who has a child meeting the same physical disability criteria.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

26. THE LAMBDA OMICRON GAMMA Scholarship
The Lambda Omicron Gamma  (LOG) Scholarship is presented to a second, third or fourth year DO student who best exemplifies LOG's history and mission. The Caduceus Chapter of LOG was established at PCOM by Jewish DO students who were precluded from other fraternities because of their religion. Over the years, LOG opened its doors to women and minorities who were also excluded from the other fraternities, because of race or gender. Scholarship recipient selection is based on leadership qualities within the PCOM community as well as interest in and involvement with the external community.  The recipient may not necessarily represent the most visible campus leaders, but rather those students who actively support the campus and the community. Financial need may be an additional criterion.  Depending on the availability of funds, more than one recipient may be chosen; the intent of the fund is to provide a minimum scholarship of $5,000 per recipient.  Selection is made by the Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards.  No application required.

27. Clarke, Aff, League Scholarship Fund
Mary Clarke League has left this money in trust for the purpose of assisting deserving medical students of the Caucasian race and Christian faith.  It is a memorial to her mother, Clara M. Clarke, John E. Aff, Harry M. League and Mary Clarke League, herself.    This annual scholarship program is administered by the Mellon Bank Center who is the designated Trustee of the fund.  Applications and additional information are available in the Student Financial Aid Office in September.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon the availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

28. Sara and Benjamin Lincow Pain Management Memorial  Foundation 
      Scholarship 
This Scholarship was established with donations to The PCOM Mission by Arnold S. Lincow, DO '76 and his family in memory of Dr. Lincow's parents, Benjamin and Sara Lincow.  The scholarship seeks to provide financial assistance to second-year and third-year medical students exhibiting a professional commitment in the area of pain management.  The student must submit a short essay (no more then 3 double-spaced pages) essay on the following question:  From your perspective, share your ideas and education on how the use of osteopathic manipulation affects the body in the growing field of pain management in today's osteopathic environment. Final selection will be made by the Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards based upon recommendation from the Lincow Scholarship Committee.  The amount of the scholarship is based upon the availability of funds. Philadelphia Campus Only.  Application Required.

29. The Reuben B. and Estelle Loeb Scholarship
The Reuben B. and Estelle S. Loeb Scholarship was established by the family of Drs. Reuben and Estelle Loeb in honor and celebration of their contributions to medical practice, learning and to their community.  The late Dr. Reuben Loeb, PCOM Class of 1952 was a much-loved family physician for nearly 50 years.  His wife, the late Dr. Estelle Loeb, PCOM Class of 1953 practiced psychiatry for many years.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a fourth year medical student who has demonstrated excellence in performance in PCOM urban health care clinics, and a commitment to assisting low income patients in urban areas.  The student must demonstrate financial need.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  All scholarship awards are applied to loan obligations carried by the student.  The scholarship will be awarded at the end of the fourth year.  The PCOM Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards will make the final scholarship selections based upon recommendations by the faculty and staff at PCOM's urban health care clinics.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

30. Bernard F. Master, DO, Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a donation to The PCOM Mission by Bernard F. Master, DO, Class of 1966, of Columbus Ohio.  It is for medical students intending to practice primary care medicine in an urban, medically under served area.  Candidates must be completing the third year in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and submit an essay indicating their intention to practice primary care in an urban medically undeserved area.  The amount of the scholarship is $3,000 per academic year. Application Required.

31. Russell C. McCaughan Scholarship
This scholarship, awarded by the American Osteopathic Foundation, provides one scholarship to each osteopathic college for a student who has completed the first year of training.  Candidates must show outstanding capabilities and strong motivation in osteopathic philosophy.  Nomination is based on need, academic performance, participation in extra curricular activities, ability to work harmoniously with fellow students and faculty and future promise as an osteopathic physician.  The amount of the scholarship is $400.  No application Required.

32. Nicholas S. Nicholas, DO, Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Nicholas S. Nicholas, DO, with donations to The PCOM Mission by family, friends, and alumni.  "Dr. Nick" was a beloved member of PCOM's faculty and Chairman of the Department of OMM.  This scholarship honors the many contributions Dr. Nicholas made to osteopathic medicine and PCOM.  Candidates must have completed three years of curriculum - two didactic and one clinical, submit an essay indicating qualifications, show high academic achievement in osteopathic manipulative medicine and excellent physician/patient communication skills and demonstrate financial need.  The amount of the Scholarship is dependent upon the availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  Application Required. 

33. Parkview Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the physicians of Parkview Hospital upon the closing of the hospital in August 2003.  Parkview Hospital, an osteopathic institution, was founded by PCOM alumni and faculty and trained many PCOM students, interns and residents during its 40+ years as a well-respected community hospital in lower northeast Philadelphia. Parkview physicians donated their remaining hospital dues to PCOM to establish this scholarship in support of DO students and to honor the memory of the hospital. The scholarship is awarded each year to a second, third, or fourth year DO student who was raised and attended high school in Philadelphia county, and who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence. The amount of the scholarship is dependent on the availability of funds. Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

34. Joanne Pieringer, PhD., Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to honor Dr. Pieringer, an outstanding PCOM educator, researcher and community advocate.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student who exemplifies Dr. Pieringer's traits, including intellectual curiosity and concern for others within and beyond the PCOM community.  It will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong interest in scientific research.  Student from any of the college's degree programs, in any year of study, are eligible to apply.  Women are given priority for this scholarship.  If no applicants with appropriate scientific research qualifications apply, it will be presented to a student who has demonstrated service within the PCOM Community and to under-served communities. Philadelphia Campus Only.  Application Required.

35. Polyprobe Scholarship
This scholarship was established with a donation to The PCOM Mission by Polyprobe Inc. to foster advanced study in molecular medicine.  Candidates must submit a 1000 word scientific paper on the following question: What is your vision of the impact that molecular medicine will have on your future medical practice?  Include past and current research experience and submit a separate bibliographical sketch detailing education and work experiences.  A letter of recommendation is optional.  Scholarship is available to all students in good academic standing.  Final selection will be made by the Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards based upon recommendations from the Polyprobe Scholarship Committee.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  Application Required.

36. Jay Rosan, DO, Philadelphia Futures Scholarship
This scholarship was established with a donation to The PCOM Mission by Jay R. Rosan, DO, Class of 1971 to benefit inner city disadvantaged students attending medical school.  Philadelphia Futures is an organization that seeks sponsors for Philadelphia public high school students, encouraging them to obtain college degrees through mentoring and financial support.  Preference for scholarships is given to Philadelphia Futures graduates.  If eligible applicants do not include Philadelphia Futures graduates, then consideration for scholarships will be given to inner city Philadelphia residents of African American or Hispanic background.  Final selection is made by the Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards upon the recommendation of Dr. Jay Rosan. Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

37. Rugby Scholarship
The PCOM Rugby Scholarship is awarded to a female and male student each year.  The recipients must be in good academic standing, have demonstrated financial need, and be an active member of the male or female PCOM Rugby Football Club.  Should there be no appropriate nominee, the Honors and Awards Committee may award the scholarship to student-athletes who fulfill the gender, academic and financial need criteria.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

38. Dr. Corinne Santerian Memorial Scholarship in Pediatrics
Corinne Santerian, DO, Class of 1987, passed away in April, 2001 at the age of 40.  Her family has established the Dr. Corinne Santerian Memorial Scholarship in Pediatrics in her honor.  The scholarship will be given to a second, third or fourth year student who has financial need and who has shown interest in a career in pediatrics. The College's Honors and Awards Committee will select the Santerian scholarship recipient upon the recommendation of faculty.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

39. Gina F. Simelaro Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1986 by members of the Class of 1971, in memory of Gina F. Simelaro, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Simelaro.  Candidates must be entering their fourth year, married with children, demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.  The amount of the scholarship is approximately $2,000, dependent upon availability of funds.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.

40. The Daniel J. Smith, DO’73, Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Dan Smith by his wife Teresa Doyle Smith in 2011. The Daniel J. Smith, DO’73, Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a second-,third-, or fourth-year DO student who is a citizen of the United States and who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to a Philadelphia campus student who resides in and/or who graduated from a college in one of the New England states of Connecticut,
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. The amount of scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds. The amount of the award is based on Board of Trustees endowment spending policy. Upon graduation, recipients are requested to make donations to the Dr. Dan Smith Scholarship Fund so future
students may benefit.

41.  Louisa B. Smith, DO, Memorial Scholarship
Louisa B. Smith, DO, Class of 1925 established this scholarship in 1992, for a highly motivated female medical student.  Candidate must show outstanding capability and strong motivation in osteopathic philosophy.  When financially able, recipients are requested to make donations back to the fund equivalent to the original award plus 7% per annum. U.S. citizenship is required.  The amount of the scholarship is $2,500 per academic year.  Philadelphia Campus Only.  No Application Required.
 

42.  Michael P. Szutowicz, DO '72 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Szutowicz by his family and friends. Dr. Szutowicz was a true family doctor who cared for hundreds of families, delivering their children and caring for them throughout their lives. The scholarship recipient must be a fourth year student, show a keen interest in a career in primary care, be a resident of Pennsylvania, and demonstrate financial need. Selection will be made by the Faculty Committee on Honors and Awards based on the recommendation of the Department of Family Practice. The amount of the award is based on Board of Trustees endowment spending policy. Philadelphia Campus only. No application required.

43.  Jessie Young Memorial Scholarship
The Jessie Young Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Jessie Young, the late wife of the College's Chancellor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the late Galen S. Young, Sr., DO '35.  The scholarship is awarded to a second-year male or female student enrolled in the DO program, who exhibits strong osteopathic manipulative technical skills, as well as financial need.  No Application Required.

44. Lewis M. Yunginger, DO, Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Lewis M. Yunginger, DO, Class of 1935, with a donation to The PCOM Mission by his widow, Ethel E. Yunginger.  The scholarship is endowed with additional gifts from Dr. Yunginger's estate.  Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence by placing in the top 10% of their class and must show financial need.  The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.  Application Required.

45.  Alice Sheflin Zal, DO '89 and H Michael Zal, DO '66 Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed by the Drs. Zal for a PCOM female student aged 35 or older upon completion of her second year of medical school.  The student must be in good academic standing, and must be considering a career in primary care (family medicine, geriatrics, or pediatric medicine). Philadelphia Campus Only.
 


Programs Sponsored by the Alumni Association of PCOM

1. PCOM Alumni Association Student Loan Fund
The Alumni Association of PCOM makes a number of loans available to students who are enrolled in
PCOM degree programs which are Masters’ level or higher, and who are enrolled in a second or
subsequent year. Entering students and/or students enrolled in non-degree programs are not eligible for
the Alumni Association Loans. The maximum loan amount is $2,000 per year per student - $4,000
cumulative.  To be eligible, you must be a continuing full-time student in good standing and demonstrate
financial need. A complete Financial Aid file is required for consideration.  The interest rate is 5% per year.
Interest payment starts June 30 one year after graduation.  Borrowers who become more than twelve months delinquent in repayment are subject to a penalty of 12% interest on the remaining balance of their Alumni loans.  Repayment is monthly over eight years.  The availability of applications is announced to students via email and are accepted during the academic year.

2. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF PCOM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established with donations to the PCOM Mission capital campaign by the alumni association of PcOM, graduates and friends of the college. this scholarship is awarded to full time matriculated students who have completed one academic year and who place in the top 15% of their class, participate in Student Government and/or extra-curricular activities and demonstrate financial need. a 150-word essay indicating your qualifications for the scholarship must be submitted. Please include your reasons why financial assistance is needed. applications are available in November with a deadline in december. the amount of the
scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.
Application Required

3.  PCOM Alumni Albert D'Alonzo, DO '56, Memorial Student Fund
The Albert D'Alonzo, DO Memorial Student Fund is named in memory of the late Dr. D'Alonzo, Class of 1956 and beloved professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Alumni Association of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine supports a range of unique student academic activities through individual grants awarded to students and student organizations.  Students at PCOM Philadelphia and Georgia may apply for grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 from this fund.  Requests must be made in writing by May 1, 2012 and addressed to:

                Robert D'Alonzo DO Memorial Student Fund
           The Alumni Association of PCOM
           Alumni Relations and Development Office

           4180 City Avenue
           Philadelphia, PA 19131

The proposed project must have a unique and educational academic component reflected in the proposal letter. Proposals for convention and seminar attendance by students will only be considered if the student plays an active role; for example - presentation of a research poster or similar project.  Attendance alone does not qualify for this fund.  The amount of funding requested should not exceed 50% of the cost of the project and a list of estimated expenses is required. Grants are given for a specific project and are not automatically renewable.  Awarded funds to students must be used by May 31 of of the student's graduating year.  No proposals will be accepted for retroactive financial assistance.  All decisions of the Student Activities and Stipend Fund Committee are final.

Requirements:

  1.  A proposal letter outlining the project with a list of estimated expenses.
  2.  A current official PCOM transcript.
  3.  Verification of acceptance from rotation sites. 

Requests for support of student organization projects should be accompanied by similar documentation.
Grant recipients are expected to share their experiences or project results with the Alumni Association of PCOM and/or the PCOM community.  A letter or short report is required and must be received by the Office of Alumni Relations and Development before grants will be released.

4. The Alumni Association International Fellowship
An international clinical rotation is offered to one fourth-year student from both the Philadelphia and Georgia
campuses.  The applying student must have a site selected and have obtained written approval for the clerkship from the Office of Clinical Education.  A completed application and short essay is required describing the goals of the rotation and your reason for going.  Student will apply for this fellowship during their third-year and complete during their fourth-year.


5. Class of 1956 Student Research Travel Award
This award was established by the Class of 1956 to encourage DO student participation in original clinical, biomedical or educational research.  Funds will be used to support student travel to present their original work.  Candidates will be selected upon recommendation of the faculty and the Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs.  The amount of the award will be based on travel expenses incurred.


Other Institutional Resources:

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIPS
These grants were created by the Board of Trustees of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide financial assistance to deserving medical and graduate students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing.

PCOM YELLOW RIBBON SCHOLARSHIPS
PCOM participates in the veteran’s administration chapter 33 matching funds program. Students who are eligible to receive VA chapter 33 benefits at PCOM may be considered for additional funds from PCOM toward unmet tuition up to $4,000. Eligible veterans or dependents of veterans should contact the Office of the Registrar for
certification of eligibility. Grants will be awarded based on a) completed application for financial aid and b) school certification to the VA for chapter 33 eligibility, until the maximum number of PCOM matching scholarships is awarded. A maximum of ten (10) awards will be made to graduate students, and ten (10) awards to medical
students. The VA may reduce chapter 33 payments when a student is less than full time.  In such circumstances, PCOM reserves the right to reduce institutional funds proportionately to the amount of unmet tuition for part-time enrollment.