Grants & Programs
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 lifelong pursuit to eliminate health care disparities and enhance patient-centered care.
These annual scholarships are named after Dr. Anderson, the first African American to serve as a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and was Board Chair from 1994 to 1995.
- Minority Osteopathic medical student. For the purpose of this scholarship, a minority is defined as African Americans; 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. International students are welcome to apply.
- In good academic standing at a COCA-Accredited College/School of Osteopathic Medicine (COM/SOM)
- Current OMS II, III, or IV
- 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
Learn more about our most recent William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship recipients and watch the announcement video.
Proceeds from the sale of "Autobiographies of a Black Couple of the Greatest Generation" by William G. and Norma L. Anderson also benefit the scholarship program. If you’re interested in receiving a copy, you can do so with a $32 donation to the William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship Program through the American Osteopathic Foundation.