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Sherry R. Arnstein Underrepresented Minority Scholarship

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Application Deadline: July 29 2022
About Opportunity

Each year AACOM awards a financial scholarship of $5,000 to five osteopathic medical students. Both newly accepted and continuing students are eligible to apply. The scholarship is named after former AACOM Executive Director, Sherry R. Arnstein.

Read AACOM’s press release on last year’s scholarship recipients

To learn more about Sherry Arnstein, please read this bio, Climbing the Ladder: A Look at Sherry R. Arnstein and Climbing Arnstein’s Ladder, the third article in 2005 AICP National Planning Landmarks and Pioneers. (4 pages, 82k)

Eligibility Requirements

  1. African American, Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian, mainland Puerto Rican or Hispanic American as directed per the Sherry Arnstein Trust. These criteria cannot be adjusted.
  2. In good academic standing and either:
    • currently enrolled in the first, second or third year at an AACOM member college of osteopathic medicine
    • OR a student who has been accepted and is planning to matriculate at one of the AACOM member colleges.

Application Procedure

  1. A completed DO student application form based on your student status of either ‘new’ or ‘continuing’ and responses to the following essay prompts: 
    • How and why were you drawn to osteopathic medicine?
      (limited to 2,000 characters)
    • Describe a significant challenge you experienced as an aspiring or a current URM medical student. Tell us your ideas that could help others overcome similar challenges.
      (limited to 2,000 characters)
    • We are looking for ideas and innovative solutions. What could osteopathic medical schools do to recruit and retain more URM students?
      (limited to 4,000 characters)

If selected as a 2022 Arnstein Scholarship recipient, new students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter from their osteopathic medical college upon notification of their winner status.

Official Website: Sherry R. Arnstein Underrepresented Minority Scholarship

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