Kansas Osteopathic Medical Service Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

May 01

Awarded By

Kansas Board of Regents

Award Amount

Up to $25,000 annually, renewable for three additional years or until the degree is conferred, whichever occurs first. Scholarship awards are dependent upon state appropriations.


Up to 32 awards offered annually, as funding permits.

Additional Information

In 1975 the State of Kansas enacted Legislation, and amended it in 2001, providing the Kansas Board of Regents with the authority to grant scholarships to individuals pursuing a medical career in osteopathy. The Osteopathic Medical Service Scholarship is designed to encourage doctors to practice primary care medicine in areas of Kansas where there is an insufficiency of medical care providers Recipients must sign an agreement and promissory note, which includes the promise to repay the Kansas Board of Regents the cumulative award amount plus accrued interest from the date such money was received at a rate which is equivalent to the interest rate applicable to loans made under the federal PLUS program at the time such person first entered into an agreement plus five percentage points and any collection costs in the event service is not rendered. Each recipient can discharge fully his/her obligation to the Kansas Board of Regents by practicing primary care medicine full time or half time in Kansas excluding Douglas, Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte counties or through at least half-time employment at a state medical care facility or institution. Each year of scholarship support obligates the recipient to one year of service. Practice must begin within six months after licensure or within six months after completion of an approved postgraduate residency training program and licensure, whichever is later. The criterion to be used by the Kansas Board of Regents in selecting recipients includes Kansas resident status, financial need as measured by the federal formula defined in U.S. Public Law 102-325, and the likelihood of primary care medical practice in an underserved area of Kansas. In making this selection, emphasis will be placed upon the applicant's statement outlining his/her past and present commitment to medical care or employment in Kansas including volunteer or paid health care efforts.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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