Osteopathic Scholarships

    Supporting Future Medical Clinicians

The Osteopathic Foundation recognizes that trends in healthcare education have drastically changed since our inception.  We are excited to announce a new, restructured tiered plan supporting not just DO’s but students pursuing a variety of clinical medical careers.  Scholarship opportunities will begin with 2023 graduating high school students who have participated in the Foundation’s OsteoScholars program and follow the student through their undergraduate degree, advanced degree programs/certifications and/or medical school.  The Foundation remains committed to supporting future osteopathic physicians, but also recognizes a need in our community for additional services and staff.  Expanding our programs ensures that our community will continue to have local access to a broad range of care.  More information regarding these changes will be made available soon.

In order to continue to honor Dr. David Dora and his commitment to medical education in our community, we will continue to offer the Dr. David Dora Memorial Scholarship to an outstanding third year osteopathic medical student.  Information can be found below.


We are committed to supporting the next generation of osteopathic physicians and medical clinicians so that our community continues to have local access to a broad range of care.

The Dr. David A. Dora Medical Education Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor Dr. Dora for his commitment of service to the community and his students. The $10,000 scholarship (payable in two $5,000 awards) is awarded to an outstanding third-year osteopathic medical student with Trinity Health Muskegon Muskegon (MHM) as their base hospital and an intention to participate in the MHM residency program. Students should apply in the spring of their third year. Please see the Scholarship FAQ for important criteria and alternate means of qualification.

“It came at a very good time.”

The scholarship was so important that it crossed my mind it might be divine intervention! I had no money, so it helped me get through some hard times in medical school. It covered the essentials like rent and food. It came at a very good time.
Dr. James Starr, Jr.

“This scholarship will help me continue my education.”

I will be attending Michigan State in the Fall, majoring in Human Biology, and this scholarship will greatly help me continue my education. Thank you again for this opportunity.
OsteoCHAMPS graduate, Muskegon High School

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