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Graduate and Medical Student Scholarships 
PCOM Financial Aid

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offers multiple scholarships for admitted and returning students based on academic performance, financial need, community involvement and other merits. We also provide resources for external scholarship opportunities which include medical student scholarships and scholarships for graduate students.

Scholarships for new medical and graduate students

PCOM offers full- and partial-tuition scholarships to newly admitted incoming students at each of our locations. Graduate and medical students will be considered by the Office of Admissions and selection committees based on the admissions process—academic record, strength of interview and promise of exceptional achievement.

Financial need scholarships

The PCOM Office of Financial Aid awards financial need scholarships to admitted and returning students. There is limited funding available for financial need scholarships, so priority is given to returning PCOM students who complete their requirements on time and demonstrate financial need.

Endowed and merit scholarships for returning students

There are numerous merit-based scholarships available to returning students. These include scholarships for medical students and scholarships for graduate students. Consideration for these scholarships is based on academic performance, school and community involvement, specialty interest, financial need and other factors.

Diversity scholarships

PCOM makes a strong commitment to enroll qualified minority students that are underrepresented in the fields of medicine and science. View our diversity scholarships available for various degree programs.

PCOM scholarships disclosures

All PCOM scholarships are limited to covering tuition expenses only unless otherwise stated in the specific scholarship description. PCOM scholarships are generally not renewable unless otherwise stated in the specific scholarship description. Students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue to receive any PCOM scholarships.

Searchable scholarship database

PCOM maintains a searchable database of external scholarship opportunities. You can find scholarships for medical students and scholarships for graduate students with a variety of criteria.

Third party databases

We also recommend using these third party scholarship searches to look for external scholarships that may be available for graduate and medical students.

Scholarship notifications from our office

Our office is periodically notified of scholarships and awards offered by external organizations. By completing the PCOM Scholarship Profile as part of the application process each year, we will contact qualified students directly to inform them of certain external scholarships for which they may apply.

National Health Service Corps Scholarships

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship pays tuition and fees as well as provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least two years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarships

The United States Army, Navy and Air Force offer prospective military health professionals a paid medical education in exchange for service as a commissioned healthcare officer.

Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

PCOM participates in the Veteran's Administration Yellow Ribbon Program. Students who are eligible to receive VA benefits under the Post-9/11 GI bill may be considered to receive additional funds from PCOM under this program.