KCUMB-COM Scholarships

  • Admissions/Recruitment Scholarships

    Incoming students are eligible for the following KCUMB College of Osteopathic Medicine recruitment scholarships based on their academic performance and promise. All scholarships, with the exception of the diversity scholarship, are one-time awards.

    Note: The receipt of any full-tuition scholarship from any source (i.e., National Health Services, Military, etc.) will negate an applicant's eligibility for any KCUMB Admissions/Recruitment Scholarship.

    Presidential Scholarship

    Amount: $10,000
    Awarded to: Incoming College of Osteopathic Medicine students with a score of 30 or higher on the MCAT and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.95
    Applied toward: Tuition costs
    Application: Not required
    Selection: Awarded automatically based on confirmation of final scores
    Renewable: No (first year only)

    Dean's Scholarship

    Amount: $5,000
    Awarded to: Incoming College of Osteopathic Medicine students with a score of 29 or higher on the MCAT and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.90
    Applied toward: Tuition costs
    Application: Not required
    Selection: Awarded automatically based on confirmation of final scores
    Renewable: No (first year only)

    University Scholarship

    Amount: $1,500
    Awarded to: Incoming College of Osteopathic Medicine students with a score of 28 or higher on the MCAT and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75
    Applied toward: Tuition costs
    Application: Not required
    Selection: Awarded automatically based on confirmation of final scores
    Renewable: No (first year only)

    Diversity Scholarship

    Amount: $20,000
    Awarded to: Three incoming College of Osteopathic Medicine students, who are under-represented minorities in medical education, with a score of 28 or higher on the MCAT and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.65
    Applied toward: Tuition costs
    Application: Not required
    Selection: Awarded automatically based on confirmation of final scores
    Renewable: Yes. This award would be renewable for three additional years and would require the students to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and earn a minimum satisfactory grade on all courses/clerkships. In the event that there are more than three candidates that qualify, scholarship recipients would be determined by a selection committee.

    Note: Under-represented minorities include all students who identify their ethnicity as Alaskan Native, American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. In medical education, Caucasian and Asian populations are not considered under-represented minorities.  

    Service Leadership Award

    Amount: $10,000
    Awarded to: One male and one female incoming College of Osteopathic Medicine student, who have:

    • Demonstrated outstanding service and/or leadership in a health-care related field (excluding shadowing experiences)
    • Shown significant financial need (qualified as $0-$6,000 expected family contribution on the incoming students FAFSA and total resources — outside scholarships, parental support, etc. — no greater than $5,000)

    Applied toward: Tuition costs
    Application: Required. Download application (writable PDF)
    Selection: Scholarship recipients determined by a selection committee
    Renewable: No

    Continuing Student Scholarships

    Academic Excellence Scholarship

    Amount: $2,500
    Awarded to: First- and second-year students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher as of the end of the academic year. Award is credited during the next academic year.
    Applied toward:
    Tuition and fees
    Application:
    None
    Selection:
    Based on cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the academic year

    Academic Honors Scholarship

    Amount: $1,500
    Awarded to: First- and second-year students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.80 - 3.89 as of the end of the academic year. Award is credited during the next academic year.
    Applied toward: Tuition and fees
    Application: None
    Selection: Based on cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the academic year

    COMLEX 1 Excellence Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000
    Awarded to: Enrolled students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who have earned a COMLEX 1 score at the 90 percent or higher percentile for first-time test takers
    Applied toward: Tuition and fees for the third year of medical school
    Application: None
    Selection: Based on official first-time COMLEX 1 scores

    COMLEX 2-CE Excellence Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000
    Awarded to: Enrolled students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who have earned a COMLEX 2-CE score at the 90 perecent or higher percentile for first-time test takers
      Applied toward: Tuition and fees for the fourth year of medical school
      Application: None
      Selection: Based on official first-time COMLEX 2-CE scores

    Clinical Excellence Scholarship

    Amount: $2,500
    Awarded to: Enrolled third-year students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who earned a minimum of four honor grades on required clerkships
    Applied toward:
    Tuition and fees for the fourth year of medical school
    Application:
    None
    Selection:
    Based on official grades

    Clinical Honors Scholarship

    Amount: $1,500
    Awarded to:
    Enrolled third-year students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who earned a minimum of two honor grades and two high satisfactory grades on required clerkships
    Applied toward:
    Tuition and fees for the fourth year of medical school
    Application:
    None
    Selection:
    Based on official grades

    Student Affairs Leadership and Service Scholarship

    Amount: $3,000
    Awarded to:
    Enrolled students, at the conclusion of the first, second, or third academic year in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service to KCUMB and/or the Kansas City community.
    Applied toward:
    Tuition and fees for the following year of medical school
    Application:
    Yes
    Selection:
    Recipients determined by committee, during the spring of each year 

    Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship

    Amount: $2,500
    Awarded to:
    Up to five students annually at the beginning of each academic year. Students must be certified as an eligible recipient by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs to receive the scholarship, which is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Applied toward:
    Tuition and fees
    Application:
    None
    Selection:
    First come, first served basis

     

     

    Endowed Scholarships

    KCUMB manages several endowed scholarship funds and awards second-, third-, and fourth-year medical students scholarships from these funds annually. The criteria for each scholarship is donor stipulated. Applications for endowed scholarships are made available each spring and scholarships are awarded in the fall of the following year. Each scholarship requires leadership and community service as part of the criteria for receiving funds. Awards typically range from $500 to $2,000.

    External Scholarships

    KCUMB is frequently notified of outside scholarship opportunities for medical students. Opportunities for students to apply for these scholarships are announced as they are received and as the application becomes available. Students are notified by email of such scholarship opportunities and the announcements are posted on the KCUMB Intranet, which is available to students.