The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) Foundation is a student managed, non-profit organization specializing in providing scholarships for current Osteopathic medical students who are members of National SOMA. Our Fall scholarship cycle is currently accepting applications and are available to students from every stage in their educational career (OMS I-IV). Below are the available scholarships and their deadlines, with each scholarship name linked to its PDF application. Questions can be directed to Sarah Cottrell-Cumber, Director of Scholarships and Grants at and (please email both addresses).

Best of luck to all applicants!

  • Dr. Robert S. Juhasz, DO, Innovative Leadership in Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
    Deadline: September 9th, 2018 11:59 PM EST
    Sponsored by former AOA President Dr. Robert S. Juhasz, this $1000.00 scholarship awards a student who has taken steps to better the healthcare field with innovative and creative methods that not only benefit the patients, but the physicians as well. Recipients of this award are required to attend the SOMA Foundation Awards reception at OMED 2018 in San Diego, CA.
  • Women in Medicine Scholarship
    Deadline: September 23rd, 2018 11:59 PM EST
    Sponsored by the National Association of Osteopathic Foundation, the Woman in Medicine Scholarship looks to award students who represent a growing population within healthcare and encourage pursuit of leadership and equality within the workplace.
  • New Member Scholarship
    Deadline: September 23rd, 2018 11:59 PM EST
    The Advocates for the AOA believes that the future of Osteopathic Medicine begins with its students and have sponsored (5) $500.00 scholarships for Osteopathic students who have registered with National SOMA during the 2018-2019 Academic year and who show potential leadership skills within the field of osteopathic medicine.
  • Community and Preventive Medicine Scholarship
    Deadline: September 23rd, 2018 11:59 PM EST
    The Osteopathic philosophy encourages the treatment of our patients through a whole body experience, taking account for matters of the mind, body and spirit. Osteopathic physicians bring this idea into their practice of community and preventive medicine where the philosophy thrives and allows a better quality of life for their patients. The Osteopathic Founders Foundation looks to acknowledge students who have a passion for working in community health and look to advance within Preventive Medicine.
  • Humanism in Medicine Scholarship
    Deadline: September 23rd, 2018 11:59 PM EST
    Humanism in Medicine Scholarship was created in remembrance of eight Osteopathic physicians who tragically lost their lives in the pursuit of improving patient care. This scholarship is a chance to highlight a student that exemplifies what it means to be an osteopathic physician. Beyond the classroom and the wards, we look to award students who show compassion, leadership and enthusiasm for medicine, much like our fellow Osteopathic physicians who came before us.