AOF William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship
Deadline: The 2020 application cycle opens soon.
Recognizing today's minority medical students as they work to become tomorrow's doctors.
The AOF 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.
- Must be an OMS II, OMS III, or OMS IV enrolled at a COCA-Accredited College/School of Osteopathic Medicine (COM/SOM) during the fall of 2020
- Must be a minority osteopathic medical student. For the purpose of this scholarship, a minority is defined as Latinos (including Puerto Ricans), African Americans, Asian Americans, Arab and other Middle Eastern Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawai’ians and other Pacific Islanders, and Alaska Natives
- Must meet the following criteria:
- Must be in good academic standing and/or in the top quartile of their class
- 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
- Be an active member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- A completed online application form – self nominations are accepted
- A personal statement
- Medical school academic transcript (official transcript preferred)
- Current Resume or CV (should include memberships, osteopathic or other)
- A letter from the Dean or his/her designee as an official document
- Two (2) letters of recommendation/support
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.