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Diversity Scholarships 
Underrepresented in Medicine

PCOM offers diversity scholarships to promote enrollment among racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

According to the AAMC, underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.

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.

PCOM Diversity Scholarship Opportunities

MS in Biomedical Sciences

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Biomedical Sciences Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

MS in Physician Assistant Studies

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Physician Assistant Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Master of Science in Health Sciences – Physician Assistant Studies program at PCOM and PCOM Georgia is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

$7,100 per year Philadelphia; $8,300 per year Georgia.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Physical Therapy Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at PCOM Georgia is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

Psychology Programs

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Mental Health Counseling Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Applied Positive Psychology Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Master of Science in Applied Positive Psychology program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Applied Behavior Analysis Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Clinical Psychology Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars School Psychology Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (PsyD) program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

Board of Trustees Diversity Scholars Educational Psychology PhD Scholarship

The PCOM Diversity Scholars award for the PhD in Educational Psychology program is based on academic achievement, awarded to students belonging to racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

Half tuition scholarship.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

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 LGBTQ community.

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.

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Board of Trustees Mason W. Pressly and Oscar John Snyder Scholarship

The Board of Trustees Mason W. Pressly and Oscar John Snyder Scholarship is named in honor of PCOM's founders. The PCOM Board of Trustees has generously funded this scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to first-year students accepted into any PCOM program with a preference for students of a Hispanic or Latino background. Incoming students will be considered based on exceptional academic record, strength of interview and promise of exceptional achievement.

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