AOF Rossnick Humanitarian Grants

Deadline: The 2020 application cycle opens soon.

Maximum grant amount of $1,500

The Rossnick Humanitarian Grant provides funding for members of the osteopathic profession to travel to underserved, underdeveloped or disaster stricken areas to provide medical care to people who need it the most. 

To qualify, recipient must:

  • Be an osteopathic fellow, resident, or medical student currently enrolled in a COCA-accredited osteopathic medical school
  • Be planning to travel to an underserved, underdeveloped or disaster-stricken area on a humanitarian outreach
  • Be on a Mission trip that is intended for the purpose of providing medical direct medical relief and services, setting up health facilities, or educating health care workers so they can provide care to those in need. 
  • Be overseen by reputable institution/organization like their COM/SOM or DOCARE
  • Be led, or accompanied, by an osteopathic physician

Grant funds must be used to cover the travel and lodging expenses of the individual participating on the humanitarian trip.



As a tribute to the Rossnick family, the AOF named this grant in their honor. The late Julian Rossnick and his wife, Esther, named the AOF as a beneficiary of the Rossnick Trust to honor the memory of their daughter, Joni B. Rossnick, DO (1955-1992). Depending on the number of grant requests received, the requested amount, and the content of the submitted information, some grant requests may not be approved or may be partially funded. The AOF reserves the right to limit the number of grants per individual or destination, and may reject one or more multiple grants for a single initiative/mission trip. Grants up to a maximum of $1,500 are available for osteopathic residents, osteopathic fellows and osteopathic medical students in the first through fourth year who best meet the eligibility criteria.