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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.

Financial Aid Data Table
Name Type Status Program Award Criteria
Scholarship Name Internal Returning Pharmacy Academic

PCOM Scholarships for Incoming Students

PCOM offers full- and partial-tuition scholarships to newly admitted incoming students on both campuses. Students will be considered by the office of admissions and faculty based on the admissions process—academic record, strength of interview and promise of exceptional achievement.


PCOM 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.


PCOM Scholarships for Returning Students

There are numerous scholarships available to returning students. Consideration for these scholarships is based on academic performance, school and community involvement, specialty interest (DO students), financial need and other factors. Scholarships are available to students at each PCOM location.


External Scholarships

The PCOM Financial Aid Office is periodically notified of external agency scholarships. By completing the PCOM Scholarship Application within your Financial Aid Checklist in myPCOM each year, we will specifically notify you of certain external scholarships for which you may apply.

Additional external scholarship listings can be found within our Financial Aid Handbook.

External Scholarships Search Databases

Use scholarship database websites to search for external scholarships that may be available for graduate and medical students.


National Health Service Corps Scholarships

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs and 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 NHSC Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year.

There are currently 15 PCOM students receiving the NHSC scholarship including 12 DO students (five from PCOM Georgia) and three MS in Physician Assistant Studies students.


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 medical department officer.


Yellow Ribbon Program

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.