PCOM offers diversity scholarships to promote enrollment among racial and ethnic populations
that are underrepresented in medicine.
The College affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to our campus communities.
As an institution that educates a variety of health professionals, PCOM has a responsibility
to train physicians and behavioral scientists that address healthcare disparities
in marginalized communities.
Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial
and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.
Half tuition scholarship.
Adele and Herbert Gorin Endowed Scholarship
The Adele and Herbert Gorin Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 by Roy L.
Gorin, DO '72, to honor his parents. The scholarship provides financial assistance
to an osteopathic medical student who is completing a third-year clinical clerkship
and who has demonstrated a commitment to the healthcare needs of the lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) community. The recipient shall demonstrate financial
need and be in good academic standing by ranking in the upper two-fifths of their
class. Preference will be given to a student from the Philadelphia area who is a member
of the LGBT community.
Dr. Ethel Allen Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Ethel Allen Endowed Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two African-American
female first year students enrolled in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program.
One will be enrolled on the campus located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the
other will be enrolled on the campus in Suwanee, Georgia; and students will have demonstrated
academic excellence and financial need.
Edward and Dorothy Delowery Memorial Endowed Primary Care Scholarship
The Edward and Dorothy Delowery Memorial Endowed Primary Care Scholarship was established
in 2017 by Mark E. Delowery, DO, MPH '83. Awarded to a fourth-year student, enrolled
at the Philadelphia campus, with demonstrated financial need and who is successfully
matched into a post-graduate residency in one of the following primary care disciplines:
family medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics. Preference will be given to a student
who meets one or more of the following: first generation medical student, minority
student, commitment to serve underserved communities and a commitment to serve the
J. Steven Blake, DO '89, Endowed Scholars Society
The J. Steven Blake, DO '89, Endowed Scholars Society was established by J. Steven
Blake, DO '89, in 2016 to be used as a recruitment tool for African-American students,
who have community service experience, demonstrated academic excellence and are interested
in the DO program. One scholarship is awarded to a student in each year of the four
year DO program. The scholarship is given to students who received the scholarship
in previous years as long as they maintain a B average or higher.
Jay Rosan, DO '71, Philadelphia Futures Endowed Scholarship
The Jay Rosan, DO '71, Philadelphia Futures Endowed Scholarship was established in
1996 with a donation to the PCOM Mission Capital Campaign by Jay R. Rosan, DO '71,
to benefit inner city disadvantaged students attending medical school on the Philadelphia
campus. Preference for scholarships is given to Philadelphia Futures graduates. 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. 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.
Future Physicians Endowed Scholarship
The Future Physicians Endowed Scholarship is awarded to first-year students enrolled
in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program, with a preference for students
who identify with group(s) that are underrepresented in medicine. Incoming students
will be considered based on outstanding academic credentials with demonstrated financial
need who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. This scholarship
is funded by donors.
Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship
The Robert Wood Johnson Endowed Scholarship was created to assist women students,
students from rural and urban backgrounds, as well as those students from this country's
Black, Indian, Mexican American and mainland Puerto Rican populations to pursue a
medical education in order to improve access to physician services for underserved
populations. Along with the above criteria, a student recipient is selected based
on financial need.
William M. King, DO '62, Endowed Minority Scholarship
The William M. King, DO '62, Endowed Minority Scholarship was established in 2015
by the William M. King Charitable Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a student
who meets the following criteria: African-American student who is a resident of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; enrolled in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at the Philadelphia
campus in good academic standing; and demonstrated financial need as determined by
the PCOM Scholarship Profile. The scholarship is awarded to one student recipient
for each of his/her four years at PCOM; provided, however, that the student remains
in good academic standing in each of those years.
William M. King, DO '62, Physicians of Tomorrow Endowed Scholarship
The William M. King, DO '62, Physicians of Tomorrow Endowed Scholarship was established
in 2016 by the William M. King Charitable Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to
one student on an annual basis for his/her four years at PCOM based on the following
criteria: Is African-American; enrolled in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program
at the Philadelphia campus of PCOM; remains in good academic standing each year he/she
receives the scholarship; and demonstrates financial need.
PCOM Scholars in Action Scholarship Program
The Scholars in Action program will support five osteopathic medicine students across PCOM's three locations each
academic year. Students in this program are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
and show academic promise for success at PCOM. Students will also have the opportunity
to meet in small groups and receive additional support in study skills, resume writing,
financial wellness and more. Each student will receive a guaranteed $2,500 annual
scholarship from the PCOM Foundation for each of their four years in the osteopathic
medical program, totaling $10,000 overall. Learn more.