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PCOM Scholarships for Returning Students

Consideration for PCOM scholarships is based on academic performance, school and community involvement, specialty interest (DO students), financial need and more.

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:

  • Complete the FAFSA application by the PCOM scholarship deadline each year.
    • Remember, many students must include parental income information on the FAFSA to be considered for scholarships with financial need criteria.
  • Complete the PCOM Scholarship Application within myPCOM by the scholarship deadline each year.
  • Complete an additional application or essay for certain scholarships.

View full details on how to apply for financial aid.

Read each scholarship's description below for specific application instructions.

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for DO Students

With a rich history as a college of osteopathic medicine, PCOM offers numerous scholarships for DO students at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.

View DO Scholarships

Scholarships for MS Physician Assistant Students

Sara Somers Rupert, RN, Class of 1933 Endowed Physician Assistant 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:

  • FAFSA
  • PCOM Scholarship Application

Scholarships for MS Forensic Medicine Students

Law Enforcement Forensic Medicine Scholarship

This one time award of $2,000 is made to MS 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 PCOM Office of Financial Aid.

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:

  • FAFSA
  • PCOM Scholarship Application
PCOM Alumni Association Scholarship 2

The PCOM Alumni Association scholarship fund is awarded with the following criteria: students should have passing grades in all courses and students should exhibit financial need. Funds are available to all students of all programs at all locations.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA
  • PCOM Scholarship Application
PCOM Alumni Association Former Loan Program Scholarship Fund

The Alumni Association Former Loan Program Scholarship Fund is awarded from the PCOM Alumni Association to students who have had passing grades in all classes and exhibit financial need.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA
PCOM Georgia Student Award

The PCOM Georgia Student Award Fund was established in 2014 by donations to the Champions of Healthcare Event held at PCOM Georgia. The award of $1,000 is presented to a student who is enrolled in any program of study at PCOM Georgia who demonstrates financial assistance determined through the PCOM application process.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA
  • PCOM Scholarship Application
JoAnne Pieringer, PhD, Endowed 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:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application
Polyprobe Endowed 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:

  • PCOM Scholarship Application.
  • An additional Polyprobe Scholarship application will be emailed to students in March or April of each year.
Rugby Endowed 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-athletes' financial debt.

To apply, students must complete:

  • FAFSA
  • PCOM Scholarship Application