The Advocates for the AOA (AAOA), in partnership with the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), created the Holiday Hug Grant in 2020 to help medical students or residents with year-end expenses. Expenses relating to residency programs and/or medical school can be particularly challenging around year-end holidays for those who have children/families to support. Recognizing this, the AAOA have created a fund, managed by the AOF, to aid those truly in need. With the mission of supporting Osteopathic medicine, the AAOA hopes this grant can be of support to you and your family. A limited number of $500 grants will be given annually to help defray year-end and/or personal expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

Application Requirements

Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. Recipients will be notified by AOF via email by early December. Funds will be distributed by AOF upon completion of the grantee’s required paperwork.