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.


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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.

This scholarship was established in 1998 to honor the distinguished career of William G. Anderson, DO, to recognize his life-long commitment to civil rights, and to highlight his philanthropic contributions throughout the osteopathic profession. The William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship Fund has grown since its inception through gifts such as the $1 million grant from the Heatherington Foundation for Education and Innovation in Health Care and others.