William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2015

$7,500 Scholarship

Recognizing today's minority medical students as they work to become tomorrow's doctors.

The William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship recognizes an outstanding minority osteopathic medical student who is committed to osteopathic principals and practice, has excelled academically, and has proven to be a leader in addressing the educational, societal, and health needs of minorities.
 

Eligibility
Open to any minority osteopathic medical student who has successfully completed his/her 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 college of osteopathic medicine.

Applicants shall meet the following criteria:

  • Strong interest in osteopathic medicine, its philosophy and principles
  • Excellent academic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing the educational, societal, and health needs of minorities
  • Demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing inequities in medical education and health care
  • Noteworthy accomplishments, awards and honors, special projects, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate the applicants ability to be a leader

 

Scholarship Information and Announcement

One recipient will be presented with a $7,500 scholarship during the AOF's Honors Ceremony, held annually during the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition (OMED). 

The AOF will provide the award recipient with a travel grant to cover airfare and hotel accommodations (up to two nights stay) to attend the AOF Honors Ceremony. 

This scholarship was established to honor the distinguished professional and public career of William G. Anderson, DO, and highlights his life-long commitment to civil rights and osteopathic medicine. For the purpose of this scholarship, a minority is defined as of African-American; Native American (including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians); mainland Puerto Rican or Hispanic ethnic origin.