AOF Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant

Deadline: Accepting applications in Fall 2020

$1,500 Grants

The AOF Welch Scholars grant provides monetary support to help defray costs during a student’s osteopathic medical education. Recipients are chosen because of their outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment toward osteopathic medicine and financial need. One student from each College/School of Osteopathic Medicine and branch campus is eligible to receive a $1,500 grant.

This grant is open to osteopathic medical students who have successfully completed their first year of studies prior to the fall of 2020, and will still be enrolled as an osteopathic medical student during the fall of 2020. All applicants must be in good academic standing at a COCA-accredited COM.

The Director of Financial Aid at each COM shall submit the name of the candidate who best meets the above eligibility criteria and has a desire to continue in osteopathic medicine. Each COM may only submit one nomination. 

This grant was established in 2001 to provide monetary aid to students in need at each college of osteopathic medicine. In October 2002, the grant was renamed the Welch Scholars Grant in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the AOF and his desire to support osteopathic medical students.