College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Scholarships

Renewable scholarships 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. 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.

Outside Scholarships

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.

Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) Scholarships

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

State-Specific Scholarships and Forgivable Loans

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

Arkansas Podiatric Grant Program (ARHEG)

The Arkansas Health Education Grant Program (ARHEG), which is funded by the state of Arkansas, provides assistance for Arkansas residents attending certain out-of-state accredited health and medical professional schools for graduate or professional programs that are unavailable in Arkansas. Must be an Arkansas resident, and must return to practice in Arkansas one year for each ear of loan. For more information visit their website

North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Sciences and Mathematics

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. For more information visit their website

Podiatry Foundation of Pittsburgh

Awards for first, second, third and fourth year students who are from western Pennsylvania. Simply, a student from the western PA area needs to submit by November 1 of each year, a resume and one page essay to

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 $40,000 for each year of service. Learn more about this program.

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Military Scholarship

Provided by the military services (Air Force only). Apply directly to the Air Force 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.

Contact information

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.

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