College of Osteopathic Medicine scholarships
There are a variety of academic merit-based and/or need-based scholarships available for both incoming and current medical students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Most of these scholarships are selected and approved by the Dean and the College of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Committee. Others may be handled and processed by the Financial Aid Office in consultation with the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Incoming Students Academic Merit Scholarships
The Dean and the College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions committee each year identifies individuals from the entering class to receive these scholarships, which are funded by endowments in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University. Recipients are chosen from a group of finalists selected on the basis of their academic achievement. There is no application process as the College of Osteopathic Medicine scholarship committee determines the recipients. Students with renewable scholarships must maintain the specific criteria in their scholarship letter. If at any point a student fails to maintain eligibility they will no longer receive the scholarship for future years.
Willie Stevenson and Luther T. Glanton Scholarship
Established to recognize the contributions of the late Judge Luther T. Glanton and W. Stevenson Glanton to Des Moines University and the Des Moines community, the Glanton Scholarship assists students with professional and academic promise in attending the university. The Glanton Scholarship requires eligible recipients to demonstrate financial need, which is determined by a valid FAFSA on an annual basis.
Additional DMU Scholarships (Academic Merit, Financial Need and Specific Criteria)
Scholarship applications will be made available to students.
- Allen and Terry Auerbach Scholarship
- Charles Casey Memorial Scholarship
- Class of 1968 Scholarship
- Class of 1969 Scholarship
- Kevin A. Colburn Memorial Scholarship
- COM Scholarship
- William Cruzen D.O. Scholarship
- Aletha Tente Dawson Scholarship
- Des Moines General Hospital Scholarship
- Desert Storm Veterans Memorial Scholarship
- Dorothy Diener Memorial Scholarship
- DMU Scholarship Fund
- Joseph Dorgan Memorial Scholarship
- Emeritus Faculty-Daniel Deavers Scholarship
- Emeritus Faculty-William Dyche Scholarship
- Emeritus Faculty-Priti Lacy Scholarship
- Bernard and Eva Feldman Scholarship
- Fronton Scholarship
- Merrill M. Goldstein M.D. Memorial Scholarship
- Murray Goldstein D.O. Scholarship
- Guilliam Scholarship Fund
- Catherine A. & Watson A. Gutowski, D.O. Scholarship Fund
- Harry S. and Helen G. Heller Scholarship
- Herbert Scholarship
- Imperial Grand Prix Scholarship
- Barbara and Donald Janower Scholarship
- Robert Wood Johnson Student Aid Program
- Margaret A. and Richard M. Kotz Scholarship
- Joan Lans Scholarship
- Byron Laycock D.O. Scholarship
- Justice Alfred D. Lerner Scholarship
- Sharon Levin Scholarship
- Charlene Beatrice Mastandrea Scholarship
- Diane McCaughtry Memorial Scholarship
- Gordon Meaney Scholarship
- Edward and Amanda Miller Scholarship
- Dr. James & Eleanor Mitton Scholarship
- John S. Molea D.O. Scholarship
- Ononuju Scholarship
- Claude Oster D.O. Scholarship
- Physician Patriot Award
- Plundo/DeGregory Family Scholarship
- Marjean Reed Scholarship
- Paul L. Ruza Scholarship
- Sahai Scholarship
- Barbara Sowers Scholarship
- Myrtle Hohl Staley Scholarship
- William Karl Stefan Scholarship
- Fred William Tente D.O. Scholarship
- Charles Timmons D.O. Scholarship
- US Bank Scholarship
- William Utter Scholarship
- Geneva D. Watson Scholarship
- Kelly K. Wifler Scholarship
Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Military Scholarship
Provided by the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force). Apply directly to one of the services through a military recruiter. Each scholarship provides the costs of tuition, required fees, health insurance, required books and equipment and a monthly living allowance. After completion of your residency, you must repay one year of military service for each year of scholarship.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Apply directly to the service. Each scholarship provides the costs of tuition, required fees, health insurance, required books and equipment and a monthly living allowance. After completing a D.O. residency you must repay one year of service for each year of scholarship. Visit https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ for information.
Indian Health Service (IHS)
Provided by the Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Apply directly to the service. Each scholarship provides the costs of tuition, required fees, health insurance, required books and equipment and a monthly living allowance. After completing a D.O. residency, you must repay one year of service for each year of scholarship. Preference may be given to members of federally recognized Native American tribes and Alaska natives. Information is available at www.ihs.gov.
Iowa's Health Care Professional Recruitment Program (HPRP)
Up to $100,000 of student debt reduction in return for four years of practice in an Iowa shortage area or medically underserved community. Learn more about this program.
Rural Iowa Primary Care Loan Repayment Program (RPC)
The Rural Iowa Primary Care Loan Repayment Program is a state supported and administered loan repayment program developed to address critical doctor shortages in rural Iowa communities. It provides loan repayment incentives for medical students who agree to practice as physicians in rural commitment areas for 5 years. Learn more about this program.
Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (Primary Care Provider LRP)
The Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (Primary Care Provider LRP) aims to improve access to primary health care among underserved populations by providing assistance with repayment of educational loans to primary care medical, dental, and mental health practitioners. Learn more about this program.
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (IHS)
Provided by the Indian Health Service. Contracts with health professionals to provide health care services at an Indian health program site. Student loan debt is reduced by up to $40,000 for each year of service. Learn more about this program.
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC)
Provided by the U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Contracts with health professionals to provide health care services at a NHSC-approved site. Available to DO and PA graduates. Student loan debt is reduced by up to $50,000 for a two-year service commitment. Learn more about this program.
Other state programs
If you are interested in returning to your state of residence check and see what type of programs may be available to you. There is also a website that list some programs available throughout the country.