AOF’s William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship recognizes today’s minority medical students who are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s doctors committed to a life-long pursuit to eliminate health care disparities and to enhance patient-centered care. Annual scholarship awards of $10,000 will be presented to three minority students who are committed to osteopathic principals and practice, excel academically, and have proven to be leaders in addressing educational, societal, and health needs of minorities.
Recognizing today's minority medical students as they work to become tomorrow's doctors.
Minority osteopathic medical student in good standing at a COCA-Accredited College/School of Osteopathic Medicine (COM/SOM) who is a rising OMS II, III, or IV in the fall of 2020. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Strong interest in osteopathic medicine, its philosophy, and principles
- Consistently strong academic achievement
- Demonstrated leadership role in addressing the educational, societal, and health needs of minorities OR in addressing inequities in medical education and health care
- Noteworthy accomplishments, awards and honors, special projects, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate the applicant's ability to be a leader
- Significant financial need affecting completion of education
NOTE: For the purpose of this scholarship, a minority is defined as African-American; Asian Americans, Arab and other Middle Eastern Americans, Native Americans (including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians); Latinos (including Puerto Ricans) or other Hispanic ethnic origins. However, international students are welcomed to apply.
- A completed online application form – self-nominations are accepted
- A personal statement that outlines financial need, academic aptitude, and advancing in moving the needle for minority populations.
- Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (include all current memberships, osteopathic or other)
- Official medical school academic transcript, (unofficial transcript accepted)
- Three (3) letters of recommendation/support (one must be from a DO)
- A letter from the Dean or his/her designee stating the student is in good standing and confirms if received, this grant will not render the student illegible for other grants/scholarship opportunities within the school.
The recipients will be recognized at AOF’s annual Honors Gala, the osteopathic profession’s largest and most prestigious event on October 16, 2020, in Austin, TX; a travel stipend up to $1,000 will be provided to help defray costs. In addition, the winners will be recognized in various AOF publications, on the website, and through social media outlets.