PCOM Scholarships for Returning Students

Consideration for PCOM scholarships is usually based on academic performance, school and community involvement, specialty interest (DO students), financial need, and which PCOM campus a student attends.

Click on each listed scholarship for full details and requirements. In order to apply for PCOM Scholarships, students must meet the criteria listed in each scholarship; as well as complete one or more of the following requirements. See each scholarship's description for specific application instructions.

  • Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA application by March 15, 2017
    • Remember you must include parental income info if you are born January 1, 1990 or later.
  • Complete the 2017-2018 PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15, 2017.
    • The PCOM Scholarship Application is found within your Financial Aid Checklist in Nucleus.
  • Complete an additional, separate application for certain scholarships.


Scholarships for DO Students

With a rich history as a college of osteopathic medicine, PCOM offers numerous scholarships for DO students on both the Georgia and Philadelphia campuses.

View DO Scholarships

Scholarships for MS Physician Assistant Students

Sara Somers Rupert, RN, Class of 1933 Scholarship

Established by Sara Somers Rupert, RN '33, with a donation to the PCOM Mission capital campaign. Candidate(s) must be a junior student in the Physician Assistant program and must demonstrate the humanistic, caring, and compassionate qualities of a future physician assistant. Financial need, scholarly work, and involvement in student activities will be considered. Final selection is made in the spring and based upon the recommendation of the Physician Assistant Department faculty.

To apply, students must complete:

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

Scholarships for MS Forensic Medicine Students

Law Enforcement Forensic Medicine Scholarship

This one time award of $2,000 is made to Forensic Medicine students who are sworn in as an officer in a police department.

To apply, students must demonstrate their status as a sworn in police officer by submitting a copy of their badge or a letter from their police department’s human resources office to the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships for All Students

Alumni Association of PCOM Scholarship

This scholarship was established with donations to The PCOM Mission capital campaign by The Alumni Association of PCOM, graduates, and friends of the college. This scholarship is awarded to full-time matriculated students who have completed one academic year and who place in the top 15% of their class, participate in student government and/or extra-curricular activities, and demonstrate financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • 2017-2018 FAFSA by March 15, 2017.
  • 2017-2018 PCOM Scholarship Application by March 15, 2017.
Joanne Pieringer, PhD, Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to honor Dr. Pieringer, an outstanding PCOM educator, researcher, and community advocate. This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong interest in scientific research and who exemplifies Dr. Pieringer’s traits: intellectual curiosity and concern for others within and beyond the PCOM community. Students from any of the college’s degree programs, in any year of study, are eligible to apply. Women are given priority for this scholarship. If no applicants with appropriate scientific research qualifications apply, it will be presented to a student who has demonstrated service within the PCOM community and to underserved communities.

To apply, students must complete:

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

This scholarship was established with a donation to The PCOM Mission by Polyprobe, Inc. to foster advanced study in molecular medicine. Candidates must submit a 1,000 word scientific paper on the following question:

What is your vision of the impact that molecular medicine will have on your future medical practice?

Include past and current research experience and submit a separate bibliographical sketch detailing education and work experiences. A letter of recommendation is optional.

This scholarship is available to all students in good academic standing. This scholarship will be awarded to students attending the PCOM Philadelphia campus. Final selection will be based upon recommendations from the Polyprobe Scholarship committee. The amount of the scholarship is dependent upon availability of funds.

To apply, students must complete:

Rugby Scholarship

The PCOM Rugby Scholarship is awarded to one female and one male student each year. The recipients must be in good academic standing in any PCOM program, have demonstrated financial need, and must be an active participant in athletics on the Philadelphia campus or in the Philadelphia community. Active members of the 1997 PCOM Rugby Club created the scholarship to lessen the cost of student-athlete's financial debt.

To apply, students must complete:

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