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DMU College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery scholarships

Obtain applications from the dean’s office or as noted.

University merit scholarship – Renewable scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Awarded to entering first year students based on outstanding academic performance prior to matriculation into the College and continued demonstration of academic excellence. Awarded through the Dean’s Office, no application.

Dean’s scholarship – Awarded to entering first year students in the amount of $2,000 to $4,000 based on academic performance, community service and extracurricular activities prior to matriculation in the College. Awarded through the Dean’s Office, no application, non-renewable.

College of Podiatric Medicine merit scholarship – Awarded to upperclassmen in the amount of $2,000 to $4,000 based on outstanding academic performance, clinical performance or community service. Awarded through the Dean’s Office, no application, non-renewable.

CPMS clinical competency scholarship – A $1,000 scholarship awarded to the third-year student demonstrating excellence in clinical performance. Awarded through the Dean’s Office, no application.

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

A variety of scholarships available to third- and fourth-year students. Awards are based on financial need, academic record and community service. Amounts vary. The Dean’s Office will e-mail students when applications are available.

PICA (Podiatry Insurance Company of America) scholarships

Up to $2,500 to fourth year students based on academic merit and professional promise. Contact the Dean’s Office.

Podiatry Foundation of Pittsburgh

Awards for first, second, third and fourth year students who are from western Pennsylvania. Contact the Podiatry Foundation of Pittsburgh at

State specific scholarships and forgivable loans

Contact your state to see if there are any applicable programs available.

Washington State Podiatric Medical Association Erickson Memorial

Scholarship and Parrett Scholarship Foundation provide awards to Washington state residents who are enrolled in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Contact the Financial Aid Office.

Arkansas podiatric grant

Up to $6,400 per year as a forgivable loan. Must be an Arkansas resident, and must return to practice in Arkansas one year for each ear of loan. Contact the Financial Aid Office.

Mississippi podiatric scholarship

Variable amounts. Must be a Mississippi resident, and must return to practice in Mississippi one year for each year of scholarship. Contact the Financial Aid Office.

North Carolina student loan program for health, sciences and mathematics

$8,500 per year. Must be a North Carolina resident. The loan obligation may be forgiven through approved employment within the state of North Carolina provided the recipient works in the field in which he/she was funded. One calendar year of full-time employment in a designated shortage area is required for each year the loan was received. Contact 919-549-8614 or the Financial Aid Office for information.

Loan repayment programs

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.

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.

Treatment of late awards

If a student received financial aid up to the budget and then receives a late award the entire package is recalculated. If possible 2nd disbursements are lowered, if not the late award is sent to the lender to reduce the amount of loans.