Student Scholarships

The New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation (NJOEF) scholarship program has awarded scholarships of more than $850,000 to deserving New Jersey residents who have been accepted into the fall first-year class of an approved osteopathic medical school.

Scholarship applicants must be established residents of New Jersey and must have completed four years of premedical education including a minimum of eight semester hours of biology, eight semester hours of inorganic chemistry, eight semester hours of physics and six semester hours of English.

Scholarship applications and all accompanying paperwork must arrive no later than May 31st. For additional information, please contact Tajma Kotoric at or (732) 940-9000, ext. 303.


To apply for a scholarship, qualified students must:

  • Submit a completed NJOEF scholarship application
  • Provide four named references, at least one of whom is an osteopathic physician
  • Provide four completed reference evaluation forms
  • Supply MCAT scores with confirmation code
  • Supply premed college transcripts directly from the college
  • Supply copy of medical school acceptance letter 
  • Compose an essay sharing his or her desire to become an osteopathic physician (why osteopathic medicine?)
  • Supply the prior year’s tax return or that of the parent/guardian if the student is claimed as a dependent

Scholarship applications and all accompanying paperwork must arrive no later than May 31st and should be mailed to:

New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation
One Distribution Way, Suite 201
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852



The NJOEF Scholarship Committee:

  • Reviews all properly submitted applications
  • Selects semifinalists from the submitted applications
  • Notifies all applicants of their status by the end of June
  • May ask semifinalists to attend a mid-June interview to determine finalists

Scholarship recipients are selected based on:

  • Undergraduate academic achievement (i.e., minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, within the top 25% of his or her class)
  • Financial need
  • Motivation
  • Professional promise as an osteopathic physician




By accepting an NJOEF scholarship, recipients agree to:

  • Become a member of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Complete their osteopathic medical education and attain the DO degree.
  • Participate in AOA-approved internship and residency programs.

If the scholarship recipient does not fulfill these requirements, then the scholarship becomes a loan repayable with interest.