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Medical School Scholarships

In an effort to reduce sole reliance on student loans, the Office of Financial Aid strongly encourages students to conduct scholarship searches with local civic, religious, fraternal, community organizations, personal donors, and free scholarship search engines found at some of the reputable sites provided below. While applying for scholarships can be time-consuming, this investment of your time can often pay long-term financial dividends. Scholarship funds replace dollar for dollar the amount needed in loans, reducing your overall loan debt upon graduation. Although the responsibility of searching for scholarships is ultimately yours, we have compiled a list of suggested websites to assist you in your search. These recommendations do not encompass all potential scholarship opportunities, so we encourage all students to continue to research additional options beyond those listed here.

MU-COM Endowed Scholarships

Parkview Physicians Group Endowed ScholarshipPreference should be given to students meeting the following requirement(s) (in the absence of a student meeting the below criteria, general scholarship requirements apply): (1) The scholarship will support two students in the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine; and (2) The scholarship will be distributed to each student in all four years of their schooling; and (3) Preference will be given to students from the Northeast Indiana region; and/or (4) Preference will be given to students with interest in primary care.
Indiana State Medical Association Endowed ScholarshipNon-renewable scholarships in the amount of $7,500 each to four (4) incoming first-year students to Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM). Preference for the scholarships will be given to those students who demonstrate a commitment to practicing primary care medicine, have competitive statistical metrics, and have shown financial need based on Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA) indicators in students’ primary application (AACOMAS).

Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to ten (10) fourth-year medical students. The scholarships are to be used to offset costs related residency interviews for travel, accommodations, and/or meals. To be eligible, students must be planning to apply to residency programs in the State of Indiana in areas defined as “specialties of need” by the Governor of Indiana’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Board. These specialties include Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, General Surgery, and Emergency Medicine.
Healthcare Initiatives Primary Care Endowed Scholarship1. Will be awarded to one Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) student; and 2. Preference will be given to a third-year MU-COM student pursuing a career in Primary Care; and 3. Will be awarded to the same student for third and fourth years, if the student still pursues Primary Care.
Westview Hospital Annual MU-COM Student Assistance AwardCurrent first-year Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine student
K. Clay Smith Endowed ScholarshipMU-COM student
2013 Still Society Scholarship

The 2013 Still Society—named for the founding of Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2013) and for the Founder of the osteopathic profession, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. The first class of osteopathic medicine included women—a movement towards representation and inclusion in medicine. The scholarship funds will be for new, incoming, underrepresented students in medicine with a preference for those from Indiana interested in Primary Care.

Service Related Scholarships

The National Health Services Corporation (NHSC) Scholarship Program

The NHSC scholarship program awards scholarships each year to students pursuing primary health care professions training. In return for each school year of financial support received, students agree to provide primary health care services for one year at an NHSC-approved site located in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). For the first school year of support, there is a minimum two-year service commitment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. United States citizen or United States National
  2. Enrolled or accepted in a primary care disciplines in an eligible degree program at a United States accredited school

For additional information and/or application materials, please contact: National Health Service Corporation Scholarship Programs through the web site:

Armed Forces Health Care Scholarship Programs (AFHPSP)

The Army, Navy, and Air Force offer competitive scholarships based on academic performance and recommendations. The scholarship provides a monthly stipend, tuition and fees, books and instruments.

United States citizens that physically qualify must enroll or be accepted for enrollment at an approved college. In return for the scholarship, recipients are obligated to give one year of service for each year of support (minimum two years of service). For additional information and/or application materials, please contact the military branch of interest.

Indian Health Service (Health Professions Scholarship)

The Health Professions scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees and other educational and living expenses for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students (members of federally recognized Tribes only) applying to, accepted by, or enrolled in health professions programs.

Students incur service obligations and payback requirements on acceptance of their scholarship award. Graduate students and junior- and senior-level students receive priority unless otherwise specified.

For additional information and/or application materials, please contact: Indian Health Services:

Primary Care Shortage Area Scholarship

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly established the Primary Care Scholarship to fund annual scholarships for Marian University students enrolled in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who agree to provide primary care in Indiana after becoming a licensed physician. The scholarship, which is for MU-COM students, is for up to $15,000 per year. Primary care is defined as family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, OB/GYN, and general psychiatry. For more information, contact Julia Ford.

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