The 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.
Welch Scholars Grant
Deadline: closed for 2015
One student from each college of osteopathic medicine (COM) and branch campus is eligible to receive a $2,000 grant.
This grant is open to osteopathic medical students who have successfully completed their first-year of studies prior to the fall of 2015, and will still be enrolled as an osteopathic medical student during the fall of 2015. All applicants must be in good academic standing at an AOA 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 each 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.