AOF Thomas A. Quinn, DO, Osteopathic Scholarship

Deadline: Opens August 2021

$4,000 distributed in two equal payments for two consecutive years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Scholarship Purpose

AOF’s Thomas A. Quinn, DO Osteopathic Scholarship recognizes an osteopathic medical student who is committed to osteopathic principals and practice, and has maintained an above average academic standing (Top 50 Percentile).

Scholarship Award

An annual scholarship award in the amount of $4,000 will be presented to one (1) individual; distributed in two equal payments, for two consecutive years, providing the student remains in good academic standing.


Any osteopathic medical student in good standing at a COCA-Accredited College/School of Osteopathic Medicine (COM/SOM) who is a rising OMS II or OMS III during the fall of 2020.

Applicant must also meet the following criteria:

  • In the top 50% of their class (outstanding academic achievement while in medical school)
  • Noteworthy accomplishments, awards and honors, special projects, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate the applicants demonstration of the osteopathic philosophy
  • Demonstrated participation in school/community activities outside of any college requirements; may include leadership in professionally related organizations/activities while in osteopathic medical school


Application Requirements

  • A completed online application – self nominations accepted
  • A personal statement (must address eligibility criteria specific to the award)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume (include all current memberships, osteopathic or other)
  • Official medical school academic transcript (may be mailed separately)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation/support (from two different references; one must be a DO)
  • Letter from the Dean or his/her designee as an official document certifying that the applicant is in good academic standing and confirm the student’s class ranking/academic standing or that they are in the top 50% of their class.​


The annual scholarship winner will be recognized in various AOF publications, on the website and through social media outlets.

Review Process

Applications closed September 30, 2020. The AOF’s Review Committee will meet in October to review nominations. Selected students and their SOM/COM will be notified in November.


This scholarship is made possible through generous funding from Thomas A. Quinn, DO. Dr. Quinn's passion of providing quality patient care is deeply rooted in the osteopathic philosophy. He served a 24-year military career; being one of the first DOs to be commissioned as a medical officer in the US Armed Forces (U.S. Navy), and regularly promotes the profession in many speeches and publications. He is now Clinical Professor at LECOM Bradenton and teaches the Osteopathic History and Heritage Course.