Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Kansas City University online scholarship system!

NOTE: The scholarship application is currently OPEN.

To be considered for scholarships you MUST meet ALL the following criteria:

  • Be a current KCU student in the COM program
  • Be enrolled for the current spring term
  • Be a continuing student for the 2021-2022 academic year

Get started on your scholarship search now. It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4!

  1. Sign on the system with your KCU Student ID (including the ‘s’ and four zeroes) and password.
  2. Complete the General Application and any supplemental applications presented. The system syncs with your data. You are automatically matched with scholarship opportunities for which you meet the criteria and the system provides additional “recommended” scholarships that may be available to you.
  3. After you complete the applications, you’re done! If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email to your KCU email. You can also check on the status of your application by logging back into the system at any time.

Things to note:

  • This scholarship application will ask for general information as well as information about the following:
    • Your current practice plans – which specialty you are currently considering
    • Academic Achievement Activities – include academic achievement related activities while at KCU
    • Community Service – include community service activities you participated in while at KCU
    • Campus Involvement – include campus activities done while attending KCU.
    • Personal Statement – Select one of KCU’s core values and describe your motivation in becoming a physician as related to that core value. You can include achievements you have made in serving diverse communities, obstacles that you have overcome and experiences that have shaped you in becoming a physician. Please limit this to 350 words.

For detailed information on how to use this system, download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact finaid@kansascity.edu finaid@kansascity.edu

Reminder! Your completed General Application will be archived and removed from the system in August. You must complete a new General Application at the beginning of each spring semester.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Janis Strickland Coffin, DO, COM ‘98 Impact Scholarship
Established by Dr. Darwin Strickland, COM ’65 and his wife Suzanne, in honor of their daughter and KCU alumna, Janis Strickland Coffin, DO.
Established by Dr. Darwin Strickland, COM ’65 and his wife Suzanne, in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2022
Varies KCU Class of 1981 Endowed Scholarship: Established by Dr. William Mayo, COM '81
This award is for Osteopathic Medicine students who exemplify leadership through service in student government, holding office on club boards (such...
This award is for Osteopathic Medicine students who exemplify leadership...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2022
Varies Suzanne L. Strickland Impact Scholarship
Established by Dr. Darwin Strickland, COM ’65 in honor of his wife.
Established by Dr. Darwin Strickland, COM ’65 in honor of his wife.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2022
Varies William Edelman, DO, COM ’49 Scholarship
Established by the sons of Dr. Edelman and their families. Dr. Edelman dedicated his life to serving underserved communities in Kansas City, MO. ...
Established by the sons of Dr. Edelman and their families. Dr. Edelman...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2022
Varies A.W. Doepke, Jr. Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and his wife, Suzanne dedicated this scholarship in honor of A.W. Doepke, Jr., who retired from the KCU Board of...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and his wife, Suzanne dedicated this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Albert A. Talone, DO (COM '75) Scholarship
Albert A. Talone, DO is general practice program director at John F. Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill, N.J., where he also serves as...
Albert A. Talone, DO is general practice program director at John F....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Albert R. Miller, DO (COM '60) Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in memory of Albert R. Miller, DO. Dr. Miller worked in...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alexander W.G. Glaros Scholarship
Alan Glaros, PhD associate dean for basic medical sciences at KCU, and Eileen Spony established this scholarship in memory of their son, Alex, who...
Alan Glaros, PhD associate dean for basic medical sciences at KCU, and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Allan R. Escher, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Allan R. Escher, Jr., DO (COM ‘97), received an undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas before matriculating at KCU with the Class...
Allan R. Escher, Jr., DO (COM ‘97), received an undergraduate degree...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Andrew Kaiser, DO and Kaiser Hall Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65), and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship to honor the first secretary to the Kansas City College of...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65), and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Awad Family Diversity Scholarship
Ahmed Awad, DO (COM ‘94) established the Awad Family Diversity Scholarship to support KCU’s underrepresented minority students who demonstrate need.
Ahmed Awad, DO (COM ‘94) established the Awad Family Diversity...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Benton L. Chandler Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by an anonymous donor in memory of Benton L. Chandler, a member of the Class of 2003.
This scholarship has been established by an anonymous donor in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bernettie V. Krieger Scholarship
Known affectionately throughout the KCU community as “Bernie”, she was an integral part of the University, its students and alumni for more than 60...
Known affectionately throughout the KCU community as “Bernie”, she was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bradley D. Vince, DO (COM '98), and Patricia Vince Scholarship
Brad D. Vince, DO, and his wife, Patricia established this scholarship for medical students interested in research. Dr. Vince completed his...
Brad D. Vince, DO, and his wife, Patricia established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bruce B. Peters, DO Diversity Scholarship
Bruce B. Peters, DO, former pediatrics faculty member, established this scholarship recognizing diversity. Dr. Peters is a 1984 graduate of the...
Bruce B. Peters, DO, former pediatrics faculty member, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Callis G. Morrill, PhD Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) established this scholarship in honor of Callis G. Morrill, PhD, who previously served as program...
Dr. and Mrs. Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cameron D. Knackstedt, DO, FACOFP Scholarship
Teaching future osteopathic physicians has been a passion of Cameron D. Knackstedt’s, DO, FACOFP (COM ’75) throughout the more than 40 years he has...
Teaching future osteopathic physicians has been a passion of Cameron D....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles Alhante, DO (COM '65) And Frances Alhante Scholarship
Charles Alhante’s DO wife, Frances, held high regard for the University and established this scholarship out of her appreciation for osteopathic...
Charles Alhante’s DO wife, Frances, held high regard for the University...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles C. Matheny, DO (COM '34) Scholarship
Charles C. Matheny, DO came to KCU from his hometown of Carthage, MO in 1929. After graduation, he practiced in Anthony, KS before moving to...
Charles C. Matheny, DO came to KCU from his hometown of Carthage, MO in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles T. Bartow Memorial Scholarship
The Charles T. Bartow Memorial Scholarship was established by Richard K. Hoffine in memory of his father-in-law, Charles T. Bartow. Mr. Bartow was...
The Charles T. Bartow Memorial Scholarship was established by Richard K....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1959
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in honor of his classmates in the Class of 1959.
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in honor of his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1961 Scholarship
Lief E. Adams, DO (COM ’61) and Shara L. Adams, R.N established this scholarship in honor of the Class of 1961.
Lief E. Adams, DO (COM ’61) and Shara L. Adams, R.N established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1965 Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland dedicated this scholarship to the KCU Class of 1965. In 2001, the Class of 1965 achieved...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland dedicated this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1965 Scholarship, Second Dedication
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland dedicated a second Physicians Hall of Sponsors scholarship to the KCU Class of 1965....
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland dedicated a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cleo V. D'Angelo Scholarship
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ‘57), established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Cleo V. D’Angelo, out of respect for her dedication and...
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ‘57), established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Clyde M. Smith, DO (COM '42) Scholarship
Initially enlisting in the Marine Corps during World War II, Clyde M. Smith, DO was told that he could best serve the nation by establishing a...
Initially enlisting in the Marine Corps during World War II, Clyde M....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc. Scholarship
Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc., established a scholarship in support of a KCU student from Texas who demonstrates financial need and...
Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc., established a scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dan A. Scarnecchia, DO (COM '59) Scholarship
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of his classmate, Dan A. Scarnecchia, DO. The two were seated alphabetically...
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM '65) and Suzanne Strickland Scholarship
The Class of 1965 has established this scholarship to honor Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65) and his commitment to the profession and to KCU. A...
The Class of 1965 has established this scholarship to honor Darwin J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies David L. Acus, DO (COM '66) Scholarship dedicated to Winfield and Sadie Acus
David L. Acus, DO scholarship is dedicated to his parents, Winfield and Sadie Acus, who in his words, “instilled in me the values of education,...
David L. Acus, DO scholarship is dedicated to his parents, Winfield and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Diane R. Karius, PhD Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM’65), and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Diane R. Karius, PhD., a highly regarded teacher...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM’65), and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dominico, Franchesca and Anthony J. D'Angelo Scholarship
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ‘57), honored his parents, Dominico and Franchesca D’Angelo, and his brother, Anthony J. D’Angelo, with the...
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ‘57), honored his parents, Dominico and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Donald C. Atkins, DO (COM '65) Memorial Scholarship
KCU Alumni Darwin J. Strickland, DO and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in memory of Donald C. Atkins, DO, who passed away in 1994....
KCU Alumni Darwin J. Strickland, DO and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorsey Hoskins, DO (COM '31) and Hazel Hoskins, DO (COM '31) Scholarship
Paul W. Dybedal, DO (COM ’54), and his wife, Mary Lou established this scholarship in memory of Hazel Hoskins, DO (COM ’31) and Dorsey Hoskins, DO...
Paul W. Dybedal, DO (COM ’54), and his wife, Mary Lou established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Douglas Rushing, PhD Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Douglas R. Rushing, PhD, dean of the College of...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. and Mrs. Donald D. Cucchi Scholarship
Donald D. Cucchi, DO and his wife, Gail established this scholarship in honor of the osteopathic profession and with the hope that it will continue...
Donald D. Cucchi, DO and his wife, Gail established this scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Sukanya R. Makkapati, DO
Dr. Makkapati (COM ’93) established the Sukanya R. Makkapati, DO Scholarship to support a female KCU student from an underrepresented minority group.
Dr. Makkapati (COM ’93) established the Sukanya R. Makkapati, DO...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edythe Lindsey Scholarship
Darin L. Haug, DO (COM ‘01) and Sarah Haug established this scholarship in honor of Edythe Lindsey. Dr. Haug first came to know her while he was a...
Darin L. Haug, DO (COM ‘01) and Sarah Haug established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Elias E. Zirul, DO Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the Zirul family in memory of their father, Elias E. Zirul, DO (COM’50).
This scholarship has been established by the Zirul family in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Floyd E. Dunn, DO Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship dedicated to Floyd E. Dunn, DO, F.A.C.N. Dunn graduated...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Frayser Family Scholarship
Robert L. Frayser, DO (COM ‘87) established this scholarship to honor his family. Dr. Frayser’s daughter, Karen Evans, DO (COM ’00) her husband,...
Robert L. Frayser, DO (COM ‘87) established this scholarship to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies G. Michael Johnson, DO Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship to honor Dr. Mike Johnston. Dr. Johnston represents the past...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gene and Mary Haug Memorial Scholarship
Darin L. Haug, DO (COM ‘01) his wife, Sarah, and their children, Olivia, Grace Anne, Jonathan and Benjamin dedicated this scholarship in honor and...
Darin L. Haug, DO (COM ‘01) his wife, Sarah, and their children, Olivia,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George A. Peters, DO (COM '64) Scholarship
George A. Peters, DO pursued his osteopathic medical degree following a career in the military, which included service during World War II and the...
George A. Peters, DO pursued his osteopathic medical degree following a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George J. Conley, DO Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of George J. Conley, DO, and the hospital named for...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Glenn D. Jewett, DO (COM '27) Scholarship
Glenn D. Jewett, DO established a family practice in 1927 in St. John, KS where he practiced for 60 years. Dr. Jewett established this scholarship...
Glenn D. Jewett, DO established a family practice in 1927 in St. John,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Grote Family Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the Grote family.
This scholarship has been established by the Grote family.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 H.J. Scarinzi, DO Scholarship
Dr. H.J. Scarinzi, or “Doc” as he was known, was a first generation Italian born in 1932. Doc spent the majority of his medical career as a rural...
Dr. H.J. Scarinzi, or “Doc” as he was known, was a first generation...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Harry J. Walter, DO (COM '65) Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and his wife, Suzanne, established this scholarship in honor of Harry J. Walter, DO (COM ’65). With his...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and his wife, Suzanne, established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Herbert D. Ramsay, DO (COM '48) Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Herbert D. Ramsay, DO, a lifelong friend of KCU...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended