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 scholarship 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.
View descriptions for the academic merit scholarships.
- Charles Casey Memorial Scholarship
- Class of 1968 Scholarship
- Kevin A. Colburn Memorial Scholarship
- COM Scholarship
- COM Tuition Discount
- Aletha Tente Dawson Scholarship
- Dorothy Diener Memorial Scholarship
- DMU Scholarship Fund
- Emeritus Faculty-Thomas Breithaupt Scholarship
- Emeritus Faculty-Daniel Deavers Scholarship
- Emeritus Faculty-William Dyche Scholarship
- Emeritus Faculty-Diane Hills Scholarship
- Emeritus Faculty-Priti Lacy Scholarship
- Bernard and Eva Feldman Scholarship
- Willie Stevenson and Luther T. Glanton Scholarship*
- Murray Goldstein D.O. Scholarship
- Herbert Scholarship
- Sandi Leibel Memorial Scholarship
- Charlene Beatrice Mastandrea Scholarship
- Gordon Meaney Scholarship
- Sahai Scholarship
- William Karl Stefan Scholarship
- Fred William Tente D.O. Scholarship
* Directed toward diversity, need, and academic achievement
Continuing students – academic merit, financial need and specific criteria scholarships
View descriptions for the continuing student scholarships.
- Allen and Terry Auerbach Scholarship
- Class of 1969 Scholarship
- William Cruzen D.O. Scholarship
- Des Moines General Hospital Scholarship
- Desert Storm Veterans Memorial Scholarship
- Joseph Dorgan Memorial Scholarship
- Fronton Scholarship
- Merrill M. Goldstein M.D. Memorial Scholarship
- Guilliam Scholarship Fund
- Catherine A. & Watson A. Gutowski, D.O. Scholarship Fund
- Harry S. and Helen G. Heller Scholarship
- Iowa Farm Bureau Federation 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
- Diane McCaughtry Memorial Scholarship
- Edward and Amanda Miller Scholarship
- John S. Molea D.O. Scholarship
- Ononuju Scholarship
- Claude Oster D.O. Scholarship
- Plundo Family Scholarship
- Marjean Reed Scholarship
- Sahai Scholarship
- Yogesh and Deval Shah Scholarship
- Barbara Sowers Scholarship
- Myrtle Hohl Staley Scholarship
- Charles Timmons D.O. Scholarship
- US Bank Scholarship
- William Utter Scholarship
- Geneva D. Watson Scholarship
- Kelly K. Wifler Scholarship
*Directed towards diversity, need and academic achievement.
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 http://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.
Loan repayment programs
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.
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 $20,000 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 $60,000 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.