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.
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.