PCOM Scholarships
Philadelphia and Georgia DO Students

 

Alumni Association of PCOM International Fellowship

An international clinical rotation is offered to one fourth-year DO student from both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses. The applying student must have a site selected and have obtained written approval for the clerkship from the Office of Clinical Education. A completed application and short essay is required describing the goals of the rotation and your reasons for going. Student will apply for this fellowship during their third-year and complete during their fourth-year. For more information, please contact the PCOM Office of Institutional Advancement.

Students do not need to complete the FAFSA or PCOM Scholarship Application for consideration of this scholarship.

Martha & Michael J. Avallone Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the late Michael F. Avallone, Sr., DO ‘59, in memory of his parents, Martha and Michael J. Avallone. One or more scholarships may be awarded annually. Candidates must be second- or third-year medical students in good academic standing, have a totally disabled parent or have lost one or both parents, are residents of Pennsylvania, and demonstrate financial need. The maximum scholarship awarded annually to any one recipient will not exceed $5,000.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Dr. Frederic H. Barth Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Barth who was President of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine from June 1956 until 1974. He was appointed the first chancellor of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a position he held until his death in 1976. The fund provides one scholarship in the amount of $7,500 to a second-year DO student in the top fifth of the class. Any additional income generated by the fund is distributed to financially needy DO students.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

J. Steven Blake, DO '89, Scholars Society

This scholarship, established by J. Steven Blake, DO '89, is awarded to African-American students who have community service experience, demonstrate academic excellence, and are enrolled in the DO program.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Board of Trustees Scholarship for Sibling/Spouse

The Board of Trustees of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine established this scholarship for those students in the DO program who have a sibling or spouse currently enrolled in any of PCOM’s programs. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 for each sibling/spouse.

Students do not need to complete the FAFSA or PCOM Scholarship Application for consideration of this scholarship.

Aaron and Julia Brenner Scholarship

This grant is offered to medical students who would otherwise be unable to continue their education. The grant was established in 1993 by Bernard Brenner and Marvin Comisky, Esq., co-trustees of a trust fund established in 1978 under the will of Aaron Brenner.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Dr. H. Trebing Burnard and Margaret E. Burnard Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by a 2007 provision in the Will of Margaret E. Burnard, widow of H. Trebing Burnard, DO '38. The fund provides one or more scholarships for deserving DO students at the Philadelphia campus. Dr. Burnard was a family physician in Great Neck, NY. He taught at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Mrs. Burnard credited PCOM for Dr. Burnard’s rewarding career and providing them with a wonderful life together.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

John Cifala, DO '45 & Mrs. Laura Cifala Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a student/students enrolled in the DO program pursuant to the following criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence; demonstrated financial need; exemplary leadership qualities; and a significant interest in osteopathic manipulative medicine. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Class Gift Scholarship

This grant was created from scholarship funds established by the classes of 1983, 1984, and 1992 to provide financial assistance to deserving osteopathic medical students who demonstrate financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Class of 1958 Scholarship

Established by the class of 1958 in honor of their 50th reunion, scholarships are awarded to DO medical students who demonstrate financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Class of 1960 Scholarship

Established by the class of 1960 in honor of their 50th reunion, scholarships are awarded to DO medical students who demonstrate financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Class of 1996 Scholarship

The Class of 1996 Scholarship was established in memory of three classmates – Michelle Andrews, David Atlas, and Joseph Krobert – who passed away while enrolled at PCOM. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing by being in the upper two-fifths of the class at the end of the first year.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Class of 2003 Memorial Award

This award is presented once a year to a second-year medical student who demonstrates a strong interest in pursuing a medical career in dermatology and/or internal medicine. Preference is given to students involved in the Christian Medical Society. The award was created in memory of Matt Androbus and Behrany Emami from the class of 2003 who passed away before graduating.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Richard E. Colarusso, DO, Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Richard E. Colarusso, DO ‘66, who practiced family medicine in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Candidates must be third- or fourth-year medical students from Lackawanna or Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds. 

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Mary F. T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Conroy by her husband James F. Conroy, DO '65 and her children Mary P. Conroy, BS and Carol E. Conroy, JD. The scholarship is awarded each year to a fourth-year, female osteopathic medical student who demonstrates financial need, and, in the judgment of the PCOM Scholarship Committee, shows the greatest interest in pursuing a career in internal medicine. Preference is given to a student from the state of Rhode Island.

To apply, students must complete:

  • 2017-2018 FAFSA by March 15, 2017.
  • 2017-2018 PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15, 2017.

William F. Daiber, DO, Memorial Scholarship

William F. Daiber, DO '28 had a lifelong involvement with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine serving for many years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Program Director of Cardiovascular Training. Dr. Daiber was honored with PCOM’s most prestigious award, the O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal in January of 1973. This scholarship is in memory of Dr. Daiber and was established with a gift by a childhood friend, Miss Gertrude Baker. Scholarship candidates must be a second-year DO student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Edward and Dorothy Delowery Memorial Primary Care Scholarship

The Edward and Dorothy Delowery Memorial Primary Care Scholarship will be awarded to a fourth-year DO student 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. The recipient will be limited to the Philadelphia Campus.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

DO Student Scholarship

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Student Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional medical students both at the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, who demonstrate significant financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Clifford G. Dorf Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of Clifford G. Dorf, a medical student who would have graduated with the class of 1988. Candidates must be third- or fourth-year medical students in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need and show exemplary leadership qualities since matriculating at PCOM. Preference is given to graduates of Lafayette College if they meet the other qualifications. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Edell Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a generous gift from Steven L. Edell, DO '69. This scholarship will be awarded to one or more DO students that are enrolled at any PCOM location. Recipients must demonstrate financial need; and preference will be shown to students that hail from the state of Delaware.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Archie and Cecilia Feinstein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family, colleagues, classmates and friends in memory of Archie Feinstein, DO ’42, and his wife, Cecilia. Dr. Feinstein was the college’s Director of Medical Education at PCOM and Assistant Dean for Clinical Training. He was the first to expand clerkship programs to affiliate institutions in order to find the best clinical rotations for students. Dr. Feinstein was also a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as its president. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need to a DO student in their second-, third-, or fourth-year at PCOM.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO, Scholarship

This scholarship was established with donations to The PCOM Mission by the late Richard M. Papa, DO ‘75, and Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO ‘59, PCOM's sixth president, along with family and friends. The Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO, Scholarship is awarded to a fourth-year student with a demonstrated interest in the field of urology, as shown by participation in urology conferences, urologic research, and/or published writings. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds. All scholarship awards are applied to loan obligations carried by the student.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.
  • Additional Finkelstein Scholarship application that will be emailed to students around February and due by April.

Jack M. Fireman, DO '70, Scholarship

The Jack M. Fireman, DO ’70, Scholarship was established by Dr. Fireman in 2006. The scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year student enrolled in the DO program, who is in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. The student must be a resident of Rhode Island, who intends to return to Rhode Island to practice. Special consideration is to be given to students entering family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Five Brothers Memorial Scholarship

The Five Brothers Memorial Scholarship was established by Harry Ginsburg, DO ’42, in memory of his five brothers: Herman, Morris, Louis, Joseph, DO ’53, and Abraham, DO ’53. It seeks to provide financial assistance to a second-year DO student who places in the upper one-third of the class and who demonstrates financial need. The successful candidate must be of good moral character, show humanitarian qualities, and express an interest in primary care medicine.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Dr. Angus Gordon Cathie Scholarship Fund

 

This fund was established in memory of Angus Gordon Cathie, DO ‘31, professor and chairman of the Department of Anatomy from 1944-1970, devoted physician, able teacher, and diligent investigator of human anatomy, osteopathic principles and practice. The successful candidate must show academic excellence and significant interest in anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Selection is made upon recommendation of the Chairpersons of the Departments of Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Adele and Herbert Gorin Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established by Roy L. Gorin, DO ’72, to honor his parents. It seeks to provide financial assistance to an osteopathic medical student who is completing third-year clinical clerkship and who has demonstrated a commitment to the healthcare needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing by being 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. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

George H. Guest, DO '36, Scholarship

This grant was established in honor of George H. Guest, DO ’36, by an anonymous donor in 1985. A distinguished neurologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Guest was chairperson of the PCOM Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. This grant assists deserving medical students with financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Leonard P. Harman, DO '72, Student Scholarship

 

This scholarship award was endowed by Leonard P. Harman, DO ’72, a family medicine physician in Philadelphia. This scholarship is to assist a married medical student with children, who demonstrates academic promise and financial need. The amount of the scholarship is between $500 - $750 per academic year.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Hassman Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of the Hassman Family: Joseph M. Hassman, DO ’65; Howard A. Hassman, DO ’83; Elissa F. Hassman, DO ’86; David R. Hassman, DO ’91; and Michael A. Hassman, DO ’94. The scholarship is awarded each year to an osteopathic medical student who has demonstrated financial need. 

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

J. Sydney Hoffman Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship, established by family and friends of the Hon. J. Sydney Hoffman with donations to The PCOM Mission, seeks to perpetuate Judge Hoffman’s memory by awards made to deserving second-year students who exemplify the leadership traits and dedication to the osteopathic profession so valued by Judge Hoffman. Judge Hoffman, a Philadelphia Superior Court Judge, joined the PCOM Board of Trustees in 1957 and was named its chairman in 1972. An award will be made to a second-year DO student who places as one of the top 5 of the class, documents financial need, and demonstrates leadership qualities as shown by involvement in extracurricular activities. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Ernest A. Johnson, DO '25, Scholarship

This scholarship program was provided in the will of Anna C. Johnson, DO ’28, in memory of her husband, Ernest A. Johnson, DO ’25. Candidates must be medical students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Preference is given to applicants who are residents of South Carolina. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

John D. Kearney Scholarship

The John D. Kearney Scholarship was established in memory of John “JD” Kearney, a second-year medical student at PCOM who passed away in 1999 while trying to rescue a friend on a hiking trail in Sedona, Arizona. JD's parents, John and Lois Kearney, and siblings, Elizabeth, Drew, and Adam, established this scholarship as a way of celebrating JD's life and recognizing the potential of others who, like JD, seek to become truly osteopathic physicians — caring, hands-on, compassionate, and accepting of humanity's failings. The recipient of the scholarship should reflect JD’s excellence in scholarship, his broad interests and love of people, and his attitude toward life which was, in his words, "carpe diem."

One scholarship will be awarded annually to a second-, third-, or fourth-year student who has shown academic merit as well as an interest in extra-curricular activities, irrespective of financial need. Special preferences will be given to graduates of Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where JD received his undergraduate degree; however, the scholarship is not limited to such students. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus. Final selection of the student is made by the PCOM Scholarship Committee.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Ruth and Irving Kornberg Internal Medicine Memorial Scholarship

Established by Bruce Kornberg, DO ’78, in honor of his parents. This scholarship is awarded each year to a financially needy student who, in the judgment of the PCOM Scholarship Committee, shows the greatest interest in pursuing a career in internal medicine. Preference will be given to a Jewish student, but if no appropriate candidate of that faith applies for the scholarship, it may be given to a non-Jewish student who fulfills the other criteria.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Joseph A. LaCavera, Jr., DO, Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Joseph A. LaCavera, Jr., DO ’44, by his wife and family. The scholarship is awarded to a medical student with an identified physical disability, i.e. mobility or orthopedic impairment, hearing impairment, or visual impairment. If a qualified student does not apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a student who has a child meeting the same physical disability criteria.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Lambda Omicron Gamma Scholarship

The Lambda Omicron Gamma (LOG) Scholarship is presented to a second-, third-, or fourth-year DO student who best exemplifies LOG’s history and mission. The Caduceus Chapter of LOG was established at PCOM by Jewish DO students who were precluded from other fraternities because of their religion. Over the years, LOG opened its doors to women and minorities who were also excluded from the other fraternities, because of race, gender, or religion. Scholarship recipient selection is based on leadership qualities within the PCOM community as well as interest in and involvement with the external community. The recipient may not necessarily represent the most visible campus leaders, but rather those students who actively support the campus and the community. Financial need may be an additional criterion. Depending on the availability of funds, more than one recipient may be chosen; the intent of the fund is to provide a minimum scholarship of $5,000 per recipient. Selection is made by the PCOM Scholarship Committee.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Anthony Girard Leone, DO '57, Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund, in memory of Dr. Anthony Girard Leone, was endowed at PCOM by Dr. Leone’s widow, Arlene Blanco Leone, in 2013.

Dr. Leone graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathy in June 1957. Following his internship in 1958, Dr. Leone opened his primary care office in his native South Philadelphia. Later, he practiced and taught medical students and residents in the OMM Department at PCOM.

The scholarship is awarded to a fourth-year DO student enrolled at the Philadelphia campus who demonstrates and plans wholeheartedly to incorporate Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a primary care practice. The recipient, upon recommendations by faculty in the Family Medicine and OMM departments, must be a citizen of the United States who demonstrates financial need and is in good academic standing. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Sara and Benjamin Lincow Pain Management Memorial Foundation Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established with donations to The PCOM Mission by Arnold S. Lincow, DO ’76 and his family in memory of Dr. Lincow’s parents, Benjamin and Sara Lincow. The scholarship seeks to provide financial assistance to third- and fourth-year medical students exhibiting a professional commitment in the area of pain management in their planned endeavors.

Second- and third-year DO students must submit a short essay (no more than 3 double-spaced pages) on the following subject:

From your perspective, share your ideas and education on how the use of osteopathic manipulation affects the body in the growing field of pain management in today’s osteopathic environment.

Final selection will be based upon recommendations from the Lincow Scholarship committee. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds. Awards have ranged from $1,000 to $3,500. 

To apply, students must complete:

  • Lincow Scholarship application that will be emailed to students around February and due by April.

Reuben B. and Estelle S. Loeb Scholarship

 

The Reuben B. and Estelle S. Loeb Scholarship was established by the family of Drs. Reuben and Estelle Loeb in honor and celebration of their contributions to the practice of medicine, to learning, and to their community. The late Reuben Loeb, DO ‘52, was a much-loved family physician for nearly 50 years. His wife, the late Estelle Loeb, DO ‘53, practiced psychiatry for many years. The scholarship is awarded annually to a fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated excellence in performance in PCOM urban health care clinics, and a commitment to assisting low income patients in urban areas. The student must demonstrate financial need. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds. All scholarship awards are applied to loan obligations carried by the student. Final scholarship selections are based upon recommendations by the faculty and staff at PCOM’s urban health care clinics.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Dr. Madeleine, Henry, and Anna Long Scholarship Fund

Dr. Madeleine Long, born and raised in Bethleham, PA graduated from St. Agnes Nursing School and became a working-commuter student at Temple University College of Education. She was the first in her family to graduate from college. Dr. Long taught and practiced nursing at Philadelphia General Hospital, Brigham Hospital in Boston, and Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Obtaining her MS in Cardiovascular Nursing, she joined the research team at Rush-Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. She continued in nursing, working part-time throughout medical school. In her own words, "It was my nursing career that prepared me to become a more integrative, compassionate physician, loving every day of my patient care." In 2005, she started studying at Ann Wigmore Institutes of CA, FL, and PR become a whole foods expert and advocate. Dr. Long is donating this scholarship to carry forward her passion, endurance, and love of Osteopathic Medicine to a new generation of DOs.

This scholarship shall benefit one or more women enrolled in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program on the Philadelphia Campus. The student(s) must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to non-traditional student(s) over 30 years old having completed their first year of medical school.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Joseph M. Marino, DO '62, Award in Physical Examination and Diagnosis

This award is given to a rising third-year DO student who has proven exemplary in the field of physical examination and diagnosis.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Bernard F. Master, DO, Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a donation to The PCOM Mission by Bernard F. Master, DO ‘66, of Columbus, Ohio. It is for medical students intending to practice primary care medicine in an urban, medically underserved area. Candidates must be completing the third-year in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, indicate their intention to practice primary care in an urban, medically underserved area. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon the availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation Scholarship

In its support of medical education in the Philadelphia area, the Measey Foundation funds annual scholarships to second-, third-, and fourth-year medical students. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Nicholas S. Nicholas, DO, Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established in memory of Nicholas S. Nicholas, DO, with donations to The PCOM Mission by family, friends, and alumni. "Dr. Nick" was a beloved member of PCOM’s faculty and Chairman of the Department of OMM. This scholarship honors the many contributions Dr. Nicholas made to osteopathic medicine and PCOM. Candidates must have completed three years of curriculum (two didactic and one clinical), submit an essay indicating qualifications, show high academic achievement in osteopathic manipulative medicine and excellent physician/patient communication skills, and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to undergraduate OMM Fellows. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the Philadelphia campus. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon the availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.
  • Additional Nicholas Scholarship application that will be emailed to students around February and due by April.

Office Depot Scholarship

Office Depot, Inc. provides an annual contribution that is distributed to financially needy DO students selected by the PCOM Scholarship Committee.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Papadeas Scholarship

The Papadeas Scholarship is awarded to an incoming DO student that fulfills the following criteria: is a US Citizen, has Greek ancestry, and is active in the Greek Orthodox church. If no incoming student meets the eligibility criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to an eligible 2nd- or 3rd-year DO student that meets the criteria.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Rebecca Park Memorial Fund

This award was established in memory of Rebecca Park, a student who tragically passed away during her fourth year at PCOM. It is awarded to a student who most closely reflects the qualities that Rebecca brought to the college.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Parkview Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the physicians of Parkview Hospital upon the closing of the hospital in August 2003. Parkview Hospital, an osteopathic institution, was founded by PCOM alumni and faculty and trained many PCOM students, interns, and residents during its 60+ years as a well-respected community hospital in lower northeast Philadelphia. Parkview physicians donated their remaining hospital dues to PCOM to establish this scholarship in support of DO students and to honor the memory of the hospital. The scholarship is awarded each year to a second-, third-, or fourth-year DO student who was raised and attended high school in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, or Delaware county and who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon the availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Phi Sigma Gamma Medical Society Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a second-, third-, or fourth-year DO student who best exemplifies the Society's history and mission. The scholarship recipient selection is based on leadership qualities within the PCOM community as well as interested involvement in the external community. Financial need must also be demonstrated. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Jay Rosan, DO, Philadelphia Futures Scholarship

This scholarship was established with a donation to The PCOM Mission by Jay R. Rosan, DO '71, to benefit inner city disadvantaged students attending medical school. 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. Preference for scholarships is given to Philadelphia Futures graduates. 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. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Anna and Isidore Roseman Award

 

The Anna & Isidore Roseman Foundation was established to provide scholarships toward tuition, fees, books, and living expenses of deserving medical students.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Dr. Thomas M. Rowland, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This grant was created in memory of Dr. Thomas M. Rowland, Jr., PCOM’s fourth president. The scholarship fund was established with contributions from alumni, family and friends to help fund the education of deserving medical students.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Dr. Corinne Santerian Memorial Scholarship in Pediatrics

Corinne Santerian, DO '87, passed away in April, 2001 at the age of 40. Her family established this scholarship in her honor. The scholarship is given to a second-, third-, or fourth-year medical student who has financial need and who has shown interest in a career in pediatrics. The Santerian Scholarship recipient selection is made upon the recommendation of faculty.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Gina M. Simelaro Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1986 by members of the class of 1971, in memory of Gina M. Simelaro, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Simelaro, class of 1971. Candidates must be entering their fourth-year, be married with children and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Daniel J. Smith, DO '73, Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Dan Smith by his wife Teresa Doyle Smith in 2011. The Daniel J. Smith, DO '73, Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a second-, third-, or fourth-year DO student who is a citizen of the United States and who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to a Philadelphia campus student who resides in and/or who graduated from a college in one of the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. The amount of scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds and the Board of Trustees endowment spending policy. Upon graduation, recipients are requested to make donations to the Dr. Dan Smith Scholarship Fund so future students may benefit.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Louisa B. Smith, DO '25, Memorial Scholarship

 

Louisa B. Smith, DO '72, established this scholarship in 1992, for a highly motivated female medical student. Candidate must show outstanding capability and strong motivation in osteopathic philosophy. When financially able, recipients are requested to make donations back to the fund equivalent to the original award plus 7% per annum. U.S. citizenship is required. The amount of the scholarship shall not exceed $2,500.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Michael P. Szutowicz, DO '72, Memorial Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Szutowicz by his family and friends. Dr. Szutowicz was a true family doctor who cared for hundreds of families, delivering their children and caring for them throughout their lives. The scholarship recipient must be a fourth-year student, show a keen interest in a career in primary care, be a resident of Pennsylvania, and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus. Selection will be based on the recommendation of the Department of Family Practice. The amount of the award is based on Board of Trustees endowment spending policy.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Morton L. Terry, DO '45, Student Leadership Award

 

This awarded is presented to a 2nd-year student in recognition of his/her outstanding service to fellow students, college and community. Award Minimum of $500.

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Donald Tilton, DO '69 & Angela Steele-Tilton, RN MSN Scholarship

 

This scholarship will be awarded to a student/students enrolled in the DO Program at PCOM who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be shown to an alumnus of Rutgers University-Camden, College of Arts and Sciences. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Mr. and Mrs. Morris M. Wagman Student Aid Fund

 

This grant was established in 1978 by Sheldon P. Wagman, DO '67, to honor his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris M. Wagman, while assisting medical students. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.

Jessie Young Memorial Scholarship

The Jessie Young Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Jessie Young, the late wife of the College's Chancellor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the late Galen S. Young, Sr., DO '35. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year male or female student enrolled in the DO program, who exhibits strong osteopathic manipulative technical skills, as well as financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Lewis M. Yunginger, DO '35, Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Lewis M. Yunginger, DO '35, with a donation to The PCOM Mission by his widow, Ethel E. Yunginger. The scholarship is endowed with additional gifts from Dr. Yunginger's estate. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence by placing in the top 10% of their class and must show financial need. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA by March 15.
  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.

Alice Shelin Zal, DO '89, and H Michael Zal, DO '66, Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established in 2009 by Alice Shelin Zal, DO '89, and H Michael Zal, DO '66, for a PCOM female student aged 35 or older upon completion of her second-year of medical school. The student must be in good academic standing and must be considering a career in primary care (family medicine, geriatric medicine, or pediatric medicine).

To apply, students must complete:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15.