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Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Regional Scholarships

The Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation is a public charitable organization serving the people of the Pacific Northwest by proving resources for various programs to help improve the health of the community and promote a greater understanding of the distinctive aspects of the osteopathic medical profession.

Since 1986, the Foundation has awarded 463 scholarships worth over $1,413,150 in total. The Foundation’s Scholarship Program was established to help defray some of the costs of osteopathic medical school. The Foundation believes that investing in the future of osteopathic medicine in the Pacific Northwest starts by supporting today’s osteopathic medical students. The Foundation’s scholarship programs are primarily intended to help students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington who are committed to practicing primary care in the Pacific Northwest.

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Award Information:

Amount: up to $10,000
Number of Scholarship Awards: The number of scholarships awarded will depend on the available funds. The specific number of scholarships, as well as their amounts, will be finalized after the fundraising events and the end of the application process.
Deadline: May 30th
Renewable: Yes; previous recipients may reapply for this scholarship the following year (provided they still meet the eligibility criteria)
GPA: Check the official website for more information
Major: Osteopathic Medicine
Eligible Students: Interested applicants must be in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of medical school when they apply for this program.

Additional Requirements:

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– Must be a United States citizen
– Must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) or have lived, worked, or attended an osteopathic medical school in the Pacific Northwest
– Must have a commitment to practice medicine in the Pacific Northwest
– Must be attending an AOA-approved college of osteopathic medicine and is eligible to receive scholarships

Application Process:

1. Go to Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation via and click on the “Scholarship Program” tab. After being redirected, you’ll find the link to download the Scholarship Application Form.

2. Complete the form by providing the required information.

3. Provide a copy of your most recent transcript(s) showing your cumulative GPA.

4. Ask 2-3 individuals, who are not related to you, to write recommendations on your behalf. One of your references should be from a current or a recent faculty member or advisor.

5. Compose a personal essay on the topic provided.

6. Submit your application and other supporting materials to:

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
1327 SE Tacoma Street 3326
Portland, OR 97202

Selection Criteria:

The selection committee will choose the scholarship recipients based on the following criteria:

• Current academic performance
• Professional and community involvement
• Intent to practice medicine in the Pacific Northwest
• Essay
• Letters of recommendation

Note: Prior scholarship recipients will be evaluated equally and will have no guarantee of continued support from the Foundation.

Other Scholarships Offered:

• Shirley Carpenter Endowment Scholarship Fund
• Floyd Henry Jr., DO Endowment Scholarship
• Jackson Memorial Scholarship
• The “Wonderful World Scholarship”/ E.L. “Doc” Burnham, DO

Contact Information:

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation
1327 SE Tacoma Street #326,
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 222-7161 or (888) 696-7836
Fax: (503) 222-2841
Email: [email protected]

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