(August 5, 2015) The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship. Awardees for this program are selected based on a rigorous evaluation of their credentials, applications, and personal essays. Of the more than 80 applications submitted to the program this year, nine outstanding osteopathic medical students were selected to receive scholarships. AACOM congratulates the following students:
- Shcarry Chatmon, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Brett Friedler, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Sofia Funes, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Riley McMurtrie, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus
- Emily Molina, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus
- Chike Olisa Nwokolo, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Sade’ Diahann Randall, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Diana Alyce Rivers, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York
- Samantha Stewart, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Named after former AACOM Executive Director and minority civil rights leader Sherry R. Arnstein, the Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program aims to recognize and support underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs).
The 2016 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program opens winter 2016. For more information on the program and to learn how to apply, visit AACOM’s Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship webpage
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) represents the 31 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. These colleges are accredited to deliver instruction at 44 teaching locations in 29 states. In the 2014-15 academic year these colleges are educating over 24,600 future physicians—more than 20 percent of all U.S. medical students. Six of the colleges are public and 25 are private institutions.
AACOM was founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and to serve as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. AACOM provides leadership for the osteopathic medical education community by promoting excellence in medical education, research and service, and by fostering innovation and quality across the continuum of osteopathic medical education to improve the health of the American public.