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 Jack T. Weaver, D.O. ('63) Memorial Scholarship
H. Danny Weaverm DO (COM’84) and Debra S. Albers, DO (COM’86), established this scholarship honoring Jack T. Weaver’s leadership and vision.
H. Danny Weaverm DO (COM’84) and Debra S. Albers, DO (COM’86),...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies James A. DiRenna, Sr., DO (COM '38) Scholarship
James A. DiRenna, Sr., DO was a lifelong friend of KCU. He served KCU in many capacities, including professor of surgery, chairman of the general...
James A. DiRenna, Sr., DO was a lifelong friend of KCU. He served KCU in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Jerome F. Mersberger, DO (COM '80) Scholarship
Jerome F. Mersberger, DO established this scholarship as evidence of his belief in the principles of osteopathic medicine and his heartfelt...
Jerome F. Mersberger, DO established this scholarship as evidence of his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Joel D. Holliday, DO (COM '66) Scholarship
Joel D. Holliday, DO established this scholarship in memory of his father, J.C. Holliday. Dr. Holliday shared, “I wanted to do something that...
Joel D. Holliday, DO established this scholarship in memory of his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies John A. Floersh, DO (COM '85) Scholarship
John A. Floersh, DO was working in a research position at Vanderbilt University when he was accepted to KCU in 1981. Following completion of his...
John A. Floersh, DO was working in a research position at Vanderbilt...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies John A. Ward, DO (COM '65) and Jeanette Ward Class of 1965 Scholarship
John A. Ward, DO and his wife, Jeanette established this scholarship honoring the Class of 1965. In 1990, Dr. Ward was elected a fellow in the...
John A. Ward, DO and his wife, Jeanette established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies John M. Howard, DO (COM '40) and Joanne Skillman-Howard, DO (COM '62) Scholarship
John M. Howard, DO and Joanne Skillman-Howard, DO established this scholarship in 1997. He served as head of the Department of Pediatrics at...
John M. Howard, DO and Joanne Skillman-Howard, DO established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies John R. Newell, DO (COM '43) Scholarship
Deborah Newell-Duffield established this scholarship in honor of her father, John R. Newell, DO. Dr. Newell returned to his native Pennsylvania to...
Deborah Newell-Duffield established this scholarship in honor of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies John W. Schenz, DO (COM '55) Scholarship
John W. Schenz, DO established a practice in Columbus, OH after graduating from the University. Dr. Schenz was a former president of the KCU Alumni...
John W. Schenz, DO established a practice in Columbus, OH after...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Joseph M. Peach, DSc Memorial Scholarship
Paul W. Dybedal, DO (COM ‘54), and his wife, Mary Lou established this scholarship in honor of Joseph M. Peach, DSc. Dr. Dybedal credits the...
Paul W. Dybedal, DO (COM ‘54), and his wife, Mary Lou established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Joseph M. Yasso, Sr., DO (COM '46) and Dorothy L. Yasso Scholarship
Joseph M. Yasso, Jr., DO (COM ‘77) and his wife, Christine established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Yasso’s parents, Joseph M. Yasso, Sr., DO...
Joseph M. Yasso, Jr., DO (COM ‘77) and his wife, Christine established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Joseph R. Takats, III, DO (COM '70) Scholarship
Joseph R. Takats, III, DO, is certified in emergency medicine and has served on the faculty for Advanced EMS at several area community colleges...
Joseph R. Takats, III, DO, is certified in emergency medicine and has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies June Marie Scarinzi Memorial Scholarship
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of his wife, June Marie Scarinzi. They were married shortly after Dr. Scarinzi...
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies KCU Alumni Association Centennial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a current KCU student who demonstrates leadership and involvement on campus as well as financial need. It...
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a current KCU student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Kenneth E. Mitchem, DO (COM '55) Scholarship
Kenneth E. Mitchem, DO established his general practice in Mokane, MO. He moved his practice the following year to Camdenton, MO. While there, he...
Kenneth E. Mitchem, DO established his general practice in Mokane, MO....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Kenneth J. Davis, DO (COM '33) Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65), and Suzanne Strickland dedicated this scholarship to Kenneth J. Davis, DO. Dr. Davis was a part-time...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65), and Suzanne Strickland dedicated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Kenneth J. Kobes, DO (COM '54) Scholarship
Kenneth J. Kobes, DO (COM ’54) was born in 1928 in Toadlena, N.M., where his parents served as missionaries to the Navajo Indians. After attending...
Kenneth J. Kobes, DO (COM ’54) was born in 1928 in Toadlena, N.M., where...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Kevin D. Treffer, DO Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM’65) and Suzanne Strickland established the Kevin D. Treffer, DO (COM’87) scholarship to honor Dr. Treffer during the...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM’65) and Suzanne Strickland established the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Lakeside Hospital Association Scholarship Endowment
The Lakeside Hospital Association established this scholarship to support a second year medical student in the top 10 percent of his/her class who...
The Lakeside Hospital Association established this scholarship to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Larry Marske, JD Scholarship
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ‘57) established this scholarship in honor of Larry Marske, JD. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City...
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ‘57) established this scholarship in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Larry R. Handlin, DO (COM '86) Scholarship
Larry R. Handlin, DO, is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. He currently works as a...
Larry R. Handlin, DO, is board-certified in internal medicine,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Lawrence W. Mills, PhD Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in memory of Lawrence W. Mills, PhD former director of...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Lee E. Davidson, DO (COM '45) Scholarship
Lee E. Davidson, DO, was a well-respected and beloved physician in the Kansas City area from 1945 until his death in 1998. Professor emeritus of...
Lee E. Davidson, DO, was a well-respected and beloved physician in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Leonard Smith, DO (COM '54) and Francine Smith Scholarship
After graduating from KCU in 1954, Leonard Smith, DO settled in Bucks County, near Philadelphia, and built a thriving practice in family medicine...
After graduating from KCU in 1954, Leonard Smith, DO settled in Bucks...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Lila Chasko Strinic Memorial
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of his dear friend Lila Chasko. Dr. Scarinzi and Lila met in 1953 as students...
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Lougi & Maria Scarinzi Memorial Scholarship
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of his parents, Louigi and Maria Scarinzi. Louigi and Maria Scarinzi were...
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Malvern Devine Kinzie Scholarship
Earl C. Kinzie, DO (COM ’35) established this scholarship in memory of his beloved wife of 27 years, Malvern Devine Kinzie. Malvern was the school...
Earl C. Kinzie, DO (COM ’35) established this scholarship in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Marc B. Hahn, DO Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Marc B. Hahn to always remember the date of...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Marie and Ed Sandfort Memorial Scholarship
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of Marie and Ed Sandfort in appreciation of the care and friendship extended to...
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ’59) established this scholarship in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Marilyn J. DeGeus, MLS Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65), and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Marilyn De Geus, director of the D’Angelo...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65), and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Marshall D. Walker, DO Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship to honor Marshall D. Walker, DO (COM’72) during the...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Mary Colleen Alderman Scholarship
J. Lewis Alderman, PhD retired KCU professor of physiology, and his wife, Joyce, established this scholarship in memory of their daughter, Mary...
J. Lewis Alderman, PhD retired KCU professor of physiology, and his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Mary K. Schoonover Scholarship
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ‘59) established this scholarship in honor of Mary K. Schoonover. Born in 1916 as Mary Kendell, she attended a one-room...
H.J. Scarinzi, DO (COM ‘59) established this scholarship in honor of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Mary Lou Butterworth, DO (COM '54) Scholarship
Mary Lou Butterworth, DO left a 54-year legacy of leadership and service to KCU. The Butterworth Alumni Center on the Kansas City campus is named...
Mary Lou Butterworth, DO left a 54-year legacy of leadership and service...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Medical Pavilion Scholarship
The former Medical Pavilion in Kansas City, MO established this scholarship and dedicated it to the future physicians who will receive benefit from...
The former Medical Pavilion in Kansas City, MO established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Merle C. Turner, DO Scholarship
Merle C. Turner, DO (COM ’75) established this scholarship to benefit future KCU osteopathic medical students and out of gratitude for those who...
Merle C. Turner, DO (COM ’75) established this scholarship to benefit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Michael A. Longo, DO (COM '46) and Rosemarie B. Longo Scholarship
Michael A. Longo, DO (COM ’46) established this scholarship in memory of his parents, John and Carmello Longo, originally from Italy, and in memory...
Michael A. Longo, DO (COM ’46) established this scholarship in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Michael J. Namey, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Michael Namey, Jr., DO to support the education of future medical professionals
This scholarship was established in memory of Michael Namey, Jr., DO to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Michael Kristopher Kolby Porter Scholarship
Michael Baker, DO (COM ‘96) director of emergency medicine at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork, MS established this scholarship...
Michael Baker, DO (COM ‘96) director of emergency medicine at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Michigan Scholarship
This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.
This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Mr. and Mrs. William O. Green Scholarship
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ’57) honored the parents of his late wife, Cleo with the establishment of this scholarship in their names. The...
Vincent F. D’Angelo, DO (COM ’57) honored the parents of his late wife,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Otto and Elizabeth Wadle Scholarship
Rudi O. Wadle, DO (COM ’59), and his brother, Ronald W. Wadle, DO (COM ’64) established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Otto and...
Rudi O. Wadle, DO (COM ’59), and his brother, Ronald W. Wadle, DO (COM...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Pamela P. Thomas, PhD Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65), and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Pamela P. Thomas, PhD., a remarkable teacher. ...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65), and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Paul W. Dybedal, DO (COM '54) and Mary L. Dybedal Scholarship
Paul W. Dybedal, DO (COM ’54), and his wife, Mary Lou established this scholarship to support future osteopathic medical students.
Paul W. Dybedal, DO (COM ’54), and his wife, Mary Lou established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Ralph M. Maxwell, DO (COM '82) Scholarship
Ralph M. Maxwell, DO credits KCU with laying the foundation for his success. Dr. Maxwell did a rotating internship in Detroit for a year before...
Ralph M. Maxwell, DO credits KCU with laying the foundation for his...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Riverside Health Foundation
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Varies Robert E. Stephens, PhD Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65), and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Robert E. Stephens, PhD, associate dean for the...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ‘65), and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Robert G. Ricci, DO (COM '68) and Dolores Ricci Scholarship
Robert G. Ricci, DO, served as a member of the KCU Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2003 and touched countless lives through his professional,...
Robert G. Ricci, DO, served as a member of the KCU Board of Trustees...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Robert R. Cornwell, DO Scholarship
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of Robert R. Cornwell, DO Dr. Cornwell served KCU...
Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Samuel A. Crow, II, DO (COM '85), and Cheryl V. Crow
Samuel A. Crow, II, DO (COM ‘85), and Cheryl V. Crow established this scholarship to benefit future osteopathic medical students at KCU. After two...
Samuel A. Crow, II, DO (COM ‘85), and Cheryl V. Crow established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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