Get Recognized and Supported with Scholarships

Make your time at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine count without spending more than you should. From academic to service awards, NSU offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Easily explore scholarships created by generous alumni, corporations, and health care systems and partners for the College of Osteopathic Medicine students and the general NSU student body.

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Scholarships and Awards for D.O. Students

Make the financial commitment to medical school a little lighter with one of the many unique and generous scholarships available specifically for Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) students. From concentration-specific awards to support for clinical rotations and professional conferences, you can apply for as many of the scholarships that fit your studies.

The Beth and Joel Rush Scholarship is provided to NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students who are in good academic standing and are in significant financial need at any juncture in their College of Osteopathic Medicine education.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

The Silverman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 to honor outstanding NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students who participate in cancer-related community service and display compassion, commitment, and other laudable traits exemplified by Silverman.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement
Presented to students interested in attending the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in June in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students who are interested in anesthesiology
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Funded by NSU-HPD, this program is designed to attract and encourage disadvantaged students to attend NSUHPD, and further designed to enhance the diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff through the provision of financial assistance.

  • Eligibility: Each entering first-year applicant at NSU-HPD must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a resident of Florida as defined for in-state tuition purposes.
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: May 30 of each year

Presented to D.O. students who demonstrate an interest in family and/or internal medicine, display leadership for the osteopathic medical profession, and are members of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement
  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Provides support on behalf of osteopathic medical students for expenses directly related to international clinical experiences.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Bestowed to NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students in good academic standing who are preparing to do one medical outreach trip to India or a clinical rotation in India.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

The endowment was established to support osteopathic medical students who want to attend and/or make presentations at medical conferences by providing funding for registration fees and travel expenses.

  • Eligibility: Current third- and fourth-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Presented to a first- or second-year medical student who has demonstrated health-related community service.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students </li
  • FAFSA Required? Yes</li
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement</li

Presented to an NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student selected for his or her dedication to student service.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Presented to an NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student or graduate who is currently enrolled in the College of Osteopathic Medicine Master of Public Health program, has shown high academic achievement, and demonstrates financial need.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Bestowed to NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students who conduct outstanding research in either clinical medicine or biomedical science.

    Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students FAFSA Required? No Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

The academic accolade was established in 1999 to honor first- and second-year medical students who epitomize virtues such as scholastic excellence, service to the school, empathy, and congeniality. The endowment serves as a fitting tribute to Osteopathic Medicine students who embody the true spirit of an osteopathic practitioner.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? No
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Awarded to a student based on his or her educational goals, leadership, and active participation in the Master of Public Health program.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Presented to students selected for academic merit and dedication to osteopathic medicine.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement

Presented to a member of the Klein Society who demonstrates active participation or leadership within the Klein Society.

  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students who are part of the Klein Society
  • FAFSA Required? Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement
  • Eligibility: Current first- and second-year D.O. students
  • FAFSA Required? Yes
  • Deadline to Apply: Sent with application via list serve announcement
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NSU At-Large Awards

As a student at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, you can also search and apply to all of NSU’s scholarships and awards offerings. And there are a lot.

From major, grades, ethnicity, nationality, and a number of other focuses, you’ll be surprised how many things that make you one of a kind also qualify you for a scholarship.

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Health Informatics Opportunities

As health informatics continues to grow as a profession, so do the opportunities to study with the support of institutions like the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and the Health Information Management Systems Society. Both organizations provide extensive resources for students, including scholarships and fellowships.

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A Simple Way to Search for Scholarships

While NSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, there are many foundations and individuals that offer funding opportunities as well. You can start exploring popular external options through NSU’s scholarship search.

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Osteopathic Opportunities Online

One quick scholarship search can lead you to an overwhelming number of results. And some sites aren’t even credible. Consider the sites below an excellent place to start to find awards and scholarships for students of osteopathic medicine.

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Finding Family Therapy Scholarships

Not all scholarship search sites are equal. If you’re pursuing family therapy, start with the two sites below to find major-specific awards and scholarships safely and securely.

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