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Scholarships

Through your generosity, you can help us fulfill our mission to educate clinically skillful, compassionate, and culturally-competent physicians by helping our students defray the cost of medical education. Currently, 82% of RowanSOM students carry student loan debt, and of this group, more than 50% have incurred debt over $200,000. 

You can make a difference in the lives of our students by supporting our scholarships in the following ways:

RowanSOM Annual Fund

Your gift to the RowanSOM Annual Fund supports student scholarships and advances our commitment to train future physicians who will serve in our communities. Each year, the RowanSOM Annual Fund provides much needed scholarships to deserving student doctors. 

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Endowed Scholarships

Through the generous support of our donors, endowments provide a dependable, perpetual source of funding and offers a meaningful way to benefit students. Endowed funds are established in perpetuity and create a permanent legacy of support. With a minimum principal balance of $25,000, contributions can be made in installments and scholarships will be awarded once the pledge is met. Click here for a current list of endowed scholarships.

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Annual Scholarships

A minimum annual gift of $1,000 will establish a scholarship in the name of your choosing for a deserving student. The impact of the annual scholarship is immediate, as the scholarship is awarded within the same year it is received. 

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Graduate Medical Education

Family Medicine Residency Fund

You can support hands-on experiences of residents in our Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Charles Steiner, D.O. Alumni and Friends Endowed Fellowship for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The SOM Alumni Association, along with leaders in osteopathic medicine and members of the Steiner family, has started a campaign to raise $1 million in Dr. Steiner's name to support the NMM/OMM residency program at RowanSOM. The campaign will establish perpetual funding for a board-eligible/board-certified D.O. who is interested in promoting the unique qualities of osteopathic physicians by expanding his/her OMM knowledge.

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Student Enrichment

Our students learn through traditional education, service to the community and additional career-focused opportunities. Our Student Enrichment funds extend beyond the classroom and enable students to participate in skill-building activities that enhance their educational and professional careers.

SOM Student Club Travel

You can direct your support toward a specific student club or clubs, which gives those students financial support to attend symposiums, as well as international/domestic travel to underserved regions.

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SOM Student Project Fund

This fund helps underwrite student programs, provides funding for educational and recreational equipment for students, and supports students who attend national/regional medical conferences. 

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