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Education for Service scholarships

Education for Service scholarship opportunities provide funds for students to finance their education in exchange for a commitment to serve the community and create a more diverse health care workforce that cares for underserved populations.

For Medicine Students

Choose Ohio First Education for Service Scholarship

The State of Ohio is offering scholarships to medical students committed to a career in primary care in the State of Ohio. These scholarships are funded by the legislature through the Choose Ohio First program.

$30,000 per year, renewable for all for years of medical school for a total of $120,000 providing continuing funding through this program

  • First-year medicing student
  • Ohio resident
  • Committed to practicing primary care in Ohio
  • Successfully match in and complete a primary care residency (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine/pediatrics, or family medicine/psychiatry) in Ohio;
  • Commit to practicing primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine/pediatrics, or family medicine/psychiatry) in Ohio for five years post-residency;
  • Must accept Medicaid patients while in practice;
  • Pass all aspects of the medical school curriculum, and adhere to all standards of academic and professionalism; and
  • Complete NEOMED patient safety and quality of care curriculum and must also complete Patient Centered Medical Home experiences during M3 and M4 clerkships.
  • Application;
  • Personal statement that explains how a previous experience (or set of experiences) informs your decision to practice primary care in Ohio. Include a paragraph statement of community service activities you’ve been involved in that informs your specialty and location intentions. (750 words maximum);
  • One letter of recommendation that speaks to your decision to practice primary care in Ohio.  Recommended references include a primary care physician you’ve shadowed, a volunteer manager from one of your community service experiences, or other mentors that truly understand your passion for practicing primary care in Ohio; and
  • Evidence of Ohio Residency (birth certificate for Ohio residents, proof of being granted Ohio residency by NEOMED Registrar’s Office for those not born in Ohio).

The following items will be submitted with your application on your behalf by the Office of Financial Aid Office:

  • Biographic information from AMCAS application to determine if applicant comes from a disadvantaged background;
  • Financial information from 2016-2017 FAFSA to determine if applicant comes from a disadvantaged background; and
  • Academic information from AMCAS application to obtain undergraduate GPA and MCAT test score results.

Applicants must submit all materials in one packet to the Office of Enrollment Services by 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.  This is a strict deadline and no exceptions can be made. Applicants are responsible for collecting their letter of recommendation, this should not be sent from your reference directly to the Office of Enrollment Services.

The Education for Service Committee will review all applications and select candidates who will be invited to interview. The interviews will take place on Thursday, September 8 between noon and 1 p.m. on NEOMED’s campus. All applicants must be prepared to interview at this day and time, there are no alternative dates/times.  Not all applicants will be interviewed, but all applicants must ensure that they are available.

Application materials can be dropped off in person at the Office of Enrollment Services or mailed to the below address.  Because of the short application cycle, it is recommended that you drop off your materials in person to ensure that you meet the deadline.

If mailing, you must ensure that the application arrives at the Office of Enrollment Services by Thursday, August 25. Please note that with our internal mail system, mail can take 1-2 days to arrive to the Office of Enrollment Services after arriving at NEOMED.

David and Inez Myers Foundation Scholarship

The David and Inez Myers Foundation scholarship was created to provide a NEOMED-CSU Partnership Program medicine student with a scholarship to offset tuition, fees and institutional charges at NEOMED for study in the College of Medicine.

In exchange for this scholarship, the recipient would practice one year as a physician and provide medical services in an under-served urban community (as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration) in Northeast Ohio (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, or Wayne County) in primary care (family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry) for every year of scholarship awarded.

$25,000 per year; awarded annually so long as the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria, and is renewable for up to a total of four years (maximum award $100,000).

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated prior academic success by earning a minimum GPA of 3.5 during Phase 1 at CSU of the NEOMED-CSU partnership program
  • Projected to matriculate in the fall of 2017
  • Perform satisfactorily in the CSU and medical school curriculum, including all standards of academic and professionalism; and
  • Agree to practice full-time in primary care (family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry) in an under-served urban community (as defined by Health Resources and Services Administration) in Northeast Ohio (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, or Wayne County) for one year post-residency for every year of scholarship awarded.  Students who receive the full four years of funding will have a four-year post-residency commitment; and
  • Annual affirmation of continued interest to practice in primary care in an underserved urban community in Northeast Ohio by signing an annual promissory note.
  • Application;
  • CV or resume;
  • Personal statement describing extra-curricular community service and/or volunteer activities that demonstrate a commitment to primary care, urban health and to practicing in Northeast Ohio (750 words maximum); and
  • Three letters of recommendation (two from faculty members, one personal) that speak to your decision to practice primary care in Northeast Ohio.  Recommended references include a primary care physician you’ve shadowed, a volunteer manager from one of your community services experiences, or other mentors that truly understand your passion for practicing primary care in Northeast Ohio.

Letters of recommendation should be written to the Education for Service Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must submit their application materials to the Office of Enrollment Services, c/o Sarah Moore.  Submissions may be made in person or electronically at smoore@neomed.edu.

A holistic review of the applicant’s academics, financial information, and application materials will occur in the selection of the recipient. Application materials will be reviewed by the Education for Service Scholarship Committee (“Committee”); the Committee will identify a condensed list of candidates who will be invited to interview with the Committee. After the interview process, the Committee will identify the scholarship recipient.

Mercy Health Education for Service Scholarship

The Mercy Health Education for Service Scholarship was created to provide financial support to medicine students at NEOMED.

The scholarship recipient(s) shall provide one year of service through employment by Mercy Health in a primary care, general surgery and other needed specialty in underserved, rural and disadvantaged communities served by Mercy Health for each year the student received a scholarship (“Work Commitment”), i.e., a student who received a scholarship for all four years of training at NEOMED shall provide for four Service Years to Mercy Health.  The scholarship amount received shall be treated as a loan, provided that for each month of student’s employment by Mercy Health in fulfillment of the Work Commitment, one month’s amortization payment shall be forgiven (additional details found in promissory note).

Full annual tuition, fees and institutional charges at NEOMED for study in the College of Medicine and an annual stipend of $15,000. The scholarship is awarded annually so long as the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Enrolled as a student at NEOMED for the given academic year
  • Demonstrated prior academic success
  • Preference given to those students who are from medically underserved, rural and disadvantaged communities
  • Preference will be given to first and third-year students
  • Complete and pass all required aspects of the medical school curriculum, including all standards of academic and professionalism; and
  • Complete the NEOMED patient safety and quality of care curriculum successfully by passing those courses in which these curricular components are contained (currently Prologue, FCM, PCM, Bootcamp, ACM and Capstone; in the event that the core curriculum does not offer these opportunities, they will be made available to the scholar).  Student must also complete at least one clerkship rotation and/or elective experience during their M3 or M4 year at a Mercy Health facility during which they must complete “Promise Training”; and
  • Agree to provide one year of service through employment by Mercy Health in a primary care, general surgery or other needed specialty in underserved, rural and/or disadvantaged community served by Mercy Health for each year the Student received a Scholarship, i.e., Student who receives the full four years of funding will have a four-year service commitment to Mercy Health; and
  • Annual affirmation of continued interest to practice in primary care or specialty care in an under-served, rural, and/or disadvantaged community through employment by Mercy Health facility by signing an annual promissory note.
  • Application;
  • CV or resume;
  • Personal statement describing extra-curricular community services and/or volunteer activities that demonstrate a commitment to community practice, health of medically underserved and to practicing through employment with Mercy Health (not to exceed two pages); and
  • Three letters of recommendation (two from faculty members, one personal) that speak to your passion to practice medicine.  Recommended references include a physician you’ve shadowed, a volunteer manager from one of your community service experiences, or other mentors that truly understand your commitment to community practice, health of medically underserved and to practicing at a Mercy Health facility.

Letters of recommendation should be written to the Education for Service Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must submit their application materials to the Office of Enrollment Services, c/o Sarah Moore.  Submissions may be made in person or electronically at smoore@neomed.edu.

A holistic review of the applicant’s academics and application materials will occur in the selection of the recipient. Application materials will be reviewed by the Education for Service Scholarship Committee (“Committee”); the Committee will identify a condensed list of candidates who will be invited to interview with the Committee. After the interview process, the Committee will identify the scholarship recipients.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is committed to improving the health of the nation’s underserved. Communities, health care facilities, health professionals, the Ohio Department of Health Primary Care Office, and the NHSC work together to increase access to care in our state of Ohio.

More than 50,000 primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health professionals have served in the National Health Service Corps since its inception.

Today, 9,600 NHSC members provide culturally competent care to more than 10 million people. We provide this care at 5,000 NHSC-approved health care sites in urban, rural, and frontier areas. In addition to Corps providers currently providing care, nearly 1,100 additional members are in school or residency, preparing to practice. NHSC Jobs Center

NEOMED’s Area Health Education Center, located in the Department of Family and Community Medicine have two ambassadors to walk you through the process of applying for a NHSC scholarship, student to service, or loan repayment programs.

Learn more about the NHSC

Questions?

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 330.325.6286
Email: finaid@neomed.edu