Prairie State Scholarship

Deadline: Applications now closed for 2018.


The purpose of the Prairie State Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an osteopathic medical student who graduated from an Illinois high school, to help defer the cost of education.  One recipient will be presented with a $4,000 scholarship. This student shall exemplify the ideals of the osteopathic profession, shall be an exemplary student and shall serve as an ambassador for the profession while completing their osteopathic education.


  • Must be in his/her II, III, or IV year of studies at a COCA- accredited college of osteopathic medicine during the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • A member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA).
  • Has significantly dedicated time to volunteer work in their community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to their osteopathic education and the profession.
  • Participates in extracurricular activities that promote osteopathic medicine to the public.

Application Requirements

  • A completed online form
  • Attached current resume or CV
  • An official medical school academic transcript (may be mailed separately)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter from the Dean or his/her designee as an official document certifying that the applicant is in good academic standing and confirm the students class ranking/academic standing or that they are in the top 50% of their class.


Past recipients of this award are not eligible to re-apply.