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.
PCOM offers full- and partial-tuition scholarships to newly admitted incoming students at each of our locations. 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.
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.
There are numerous merit-based scholarships available to returning students. Consideration for these scholarships is based on academic performance, school and community involvement, specialty interest, financial need and other factors.
We maintain a searchable database of external scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in graduate, professional and doctoral degree programs offered at PCOM.
We also recommend using these third party scholarship database sites to search for external scholarships that may be available for graduate and medical students.
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.
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.
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.
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.