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Deadline for all applications is December 31

Wetzel Scholarship Program


The purpose of the Wetzel Scholarship Program is to expose osteopathic students to organized medicine and develop future leaders for the osteopathic profession. Historically, two students from Missouri osteopathic colleges are awarded the William L. Wetzel Scholarship each year. These students must exhibit exceptional academic skills, as well as initiative indicating future involvement in organized medicine.
Applicants must:
  1. be a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student in a Missouri osteopathic college,
  2. demonstrate an intent to practice in Missouri,
  3. be willing to attend and participate in all required meetings at the annual osteopathic convention,
  4. utilize the funding for educational expenses and to attend the annual meeting,
  5. be in good academic standing
  6. demonstrate a commitment to the profession,
  7. demonstrate leadership skills,
  8. be willing to serve as an associate member on the Wetzel Scholarship Committee,
  9. be willing, on request, to present at the annual meeting during post-graduate training,
  10. be a MAOPS member in good standing
  11. demonstrate and maintain ethical behavior, professionalism, integrity, and be of good moral character.
Scholarship Award:
  1. $3,000 per year while in medical school as long as the recipient continues to meet all expectations.
  2. $1,500 per year during the first three years of post-graduate training with the opportunity for an extension.
  3. Room and meal ticket package at the Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention.
  4. Registration for the Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention.
Application Process:

The applicant must:
  1. complete and submit an ONLINE application by December 31.
  2. be present for an ONSITE interview if selected as a FINALIST.

Brian Bowles, Executive Director
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons - Copyright 2017
1423 Randy Lane, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-3415   Fax: 573-634-5635   E-mail: contact@maops.org

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