Information for Applicants
Who We Are:
The mission of the Maine Osteopathic Association is to serve the osteopathic profession in the state of Maine through a coordinated effort of professional education, professional advocacy, and member services in order to ensure the quality of osteopathic care to the people of this state. The MOA has over 400 physician members and all students of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine receive a FREE MOA membership during their medical training.
The Maine Osteopathic Association awards two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each year to students attending accredited and AOA approved colleges of osteopathic medicine. The deadline for applications for scholarship support is June 30th of each year. Scholarships are available only to Maine residents. Maine residence is defined as legal residence in the State of Maine for a minimum of three (3) years prior to first application for scholarship support (must provide proof). Residence in Maine for the sole purpose of post-secondary education is not considered evidence of Maine residence for the purposes of these scholarships. An applicant who is a graduate of a public or private secondary school in Maine is considered eligible regardless of whether or not the applicant has resided elsewhere in the interim between graduation and application. The Maine Osteopathic Association reserves the right to require evidence of legal residence and to interpret the residence status of any application in the spirit of the Association's intent to provide support to "Maine students".
The Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship: Two awards of $1,000 each will be awarded to the successful applicant who is a resident of Maine and able to present proof of enrollment at an approved osteopathic college. Students are eligible only if they can provide acceptable evidence of legal residence in the state of Maine for a period of not less than three years prior to their first application. Residence in Maine for the purpose of post-secondary education only is not considered evidence of Maine residency for this program. Preference is given to applicants who evidence an interest in returning to Maine to practice primary care.
Applications may be obtained from and returned to:
Maine Osteopathic Association
PO Box 315, Manchester, ME 04351
(207) 623-1101 Fax: (207) 623-4228
Doctors for Maine’s Future Scholarship Program
The MOA also supports the Doctor’s for Maine’s Future Scholarship Program on an annual basis. This program is a tuition subsidy for eligible students who enroll in a qualifying Maine-based medical school program.Any Maine resident who will enroll in a participating institution. Criteria is established by each participating medical school and will include, at a minimum, the following:
- The student is or will be enrolled in a qualifying Maine-based medical school program;
- The student has a substantial connection to the State of Maine as evidenced by factors such as prior education in Maine and parent/legal guardianship residence in Maine;
- The student has at least one year of residence in Maine for purposes other than education.
Students must contact their medical school directly to apply and each school determines the deadline at their institution. You may be awarded up to 50% of the institution’s cost of attendance or $25,000 annually, whichever is less. Currently, the Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program (MMC-TUSM) and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
For more information: Call the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) at 207-623-3263.