Fredric W. Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Fredric W. Smith Memorial Family Practice Scholarship has been established in 1996 following the untimely death of Mr. Smith, Executive Vice President of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Individual scholarships shall be granted from the available funds. Recipients shall be chosen by the WVSOM Foundation Board of Directors.

To be eligible for consideration, the student must be a West Virginia resident who will be entering year two of his/her medical education at WVSOM and who plans to practice family medicine upon completion of education.

The student must also be in the upper two thirds of his/her class academically and exhibit a strong interest in school and community welfare.

Family Practice Scholarship

The Family Practice Scholarship has been established from private donations made to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Individual scholarships shall be granted from the available funds. Recipients shall be chosen by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee.

To be eligible for consideration the student must be a West Virginia resident who will be entering year two of his/her medical education at WVSOM and who plans to practice family medicine upon completion of education.

The student must also be in the upper two thirds of his/her class academically.

HRSA Grant (SDS)

Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
(WVSOM) will have scholarship funding provided through a grant from Health Resources & Services
Administration (HRSA) under the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students grant for five or six full time students from each class who meet the federal criteria as
being from a disadvantaged background and demonstrating exceptional financial need. 

 

Choose West Virginia Practice Program

The Choose West Virginia Practice Program is a new tuition waiver program that incentivizes West Virginia medical school students who are nonresidents to remain in West Virginia for practice.  Two out of state medical students from each West Virginia medical school receive an award each academic year.

To be eligible for the award, students must:

  • Be accepted for enrollment
  • Meet institutional requirements for being classified as an out of state student
  • Not be in default of any previous student loan

Access the Choose West Virginia Practice Program Site