Scholarship and Awards

SCOMS is pleased to offer one student scholarship and three awards to honor the osteopathic medicine profession in South Carolina. These will be presented in June at the SCOMS Annual Meeting. Deadline to apply is April 15. Nominations Forms and Personal Statements may be submitted electronically or email [email protected].

Criteria for $1,000 SCOMS Student Scholarship

  • Must be currently enrolled in an osteopathic medical school in South Carolina
  • Must have a GPA >3.0 and be in good academic standing
  • Completed at least 50 hours of volunteer work/community service in the last three years
  • Plans to practice medicine in SC upon completion of training
  • The candidate should have no history of serving on the SCOMS board in any capacity, either past or present
  • Applicants agree that if awarded the scholarship, SCOMS can use their information and photograph for media relations, promotions and social media
  • Applicants are required to submit the Nomination Form and a Personal Statement that highlights their service and explains why they want to return to South Carolina to practice 

 Criteria for Physician of the Year Award

  • Must currently be practicing osteopathic medicine in South Carolina
  • Demonstrates unwavering dedication toward patients, has made a significant impact in direct patient care and whose actions embody the values of the profession through leadership and service to the public and the profession
  • This individual consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine and is looked upon as a role model by his or her peers
  • Applicants agree that if awarded the scholarship, SCOMS can use their information and photograph for media relations, promotions and social media
  • Applicants agree that if selected for this award, SCOMS can use their information and photograph for media relations, promotions and social media
  • Applicants are required to submit the Nomination Form, current CV/Resume, a brief paragraph outlining a personal statement, and at least one letter of support 

 Criteria for Resident of the Year Award

  • Must currently be an osteopathic medicine resident in South Carolina
  • Demonstrates commitment to osteopathic patient-centered care, provides exemplary patient care and clinical promise, contributes to scholarly activity, and demonstrates leadership and a commitment to the community
  • Applicants agree that if selected for this award, SCOMS can use their information and photograph for media relations, promotions and social media
  • Applicants are required to submit the Nomination Form, current CV/Resume, a brief paragraph outlining a personal statement, and at least one letter of support 

 Criteria for Student DO of the Year Award

  • Must be currently enrolled in an osteopathic medical school in South Carolina
  • Must have a GPA >3.0 and be in good academic standing
  • Must exemplifies what it means to be an osteopathic physician and who shows compassion, leadership and enthusiasm for medicine
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to philanthropic and community service
  • Applicants agree that if selected for this award, SCOMS can use their information and photograph for media relations, promotions and social media
  • Applicants are required to submit the Nomination Form, current CV/Resume, a brief paragraph outlining a personal statement, and at least one letter of support