Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’d like to apply for an AOF grant or scholarship. When I click the “apply now” button on the grant page, I can’t log in to Wizehive. What do I do?

A: Wizehive is a free online grant application portal. If you're a new user you can create a free account  to access all grant applications on our portal. NOTE:  your College/School of Osteopathic Medicine (COM/SOM) may have a designated representative in the Financial Aid Office or Student Services Department that already has account credentials for the AOF grant application portal, and can assist you with your grant application(s). Contact your school’s administrator to confirm.


Q: I am required to upload letters of recommendation. How do I do this through Wizehive?

A: Letters of recommendation are requested directly through the Wizehive application portal:

  • Once you have completed the application portion of the process, click "Save Draft" in order to move to the Recommendation portion of the process.  To enter in your Recommender's information, click the "Return to Menu" link (located at the top and bottom of the Application).  Then you will select  "Add or Edit Recommendation Requests" from the Main Menu.

  • Follow the webform prompts and click "Send". This will send a notification to the Recommender with a link for them to upload the file.

  • You will receive a notification email when the Recommender uploads their letter of recommendation, at which time, you will return to the Application and click the "Submit" button on the Application form to finalize your application.


Q: I am experiencing difficulty uploading supporting documentation. What do I do?

A: Each application/nomination portal is built to upload specific documents within a specific file box (e.g. Personal Statement, Letter of Recommendation, etc.) Please make sure you are uploading a compatible document type (e.g. Word, PDF, .jpg) into the correct file box. This most often occurs with applications that require multiple, specific letters of recommendation. Please separate these files and upload them into their respective file boxes. If you are still experiencing an issue within the application, return to the "Main Menu" and selected "Upload Additional Files" to upload any supporting documentation that should be linked to your application/nomination. 


Q: The grant or award I am applying for lists class ranking as an eligibility requirement but my COM/SOM does not provide rankings. Am I still eligible to apply?

A: Yes. The AOF understands different schools report the academic standing of their students differently. The AOF requires applicants to be currently enrolled and in good academic standing with their COM/SOM. The letter from the Dean or his/her designee must provide a statement of academic enrollment and good academic standing for the individual applicant, and this meets the listed eligibility requirement.


Q: Our students have expressed interest in applying for AOF grants or awards; however, eligibility states that they must attend a COCA-accredited college of medicine.  Will they be considered now that our school has retained provisional status?

A:  We are delighted your students are interested in the AOF grants and scholarships program.  COCA accreditation is currently one of the most prevalent eligibility standards. While the committee is in the process of reviewing criteria to better address the exponential growth in our industry, the current guidelines do not provide for provisional status at this time.


Q: I have a question about a grant or award application that isn’t covered in this FAQ. Who should I contact?

A: Please contact Leticia Terry, Director of Programs, Scholarships & Awards, at LTerry at or 312-202-8231. You may also submit your inquiry to the general AOF address at or by calling 312-202-8234. Your inquiry will be answered within 48 hours of receipt.