Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has an established scholarship fund and offers scholarship awards based on academic performance. The scholarship fund varies each year and is dependent upon fundraising efforts by the LECOM community including LECOM administration, faculty, staff, students, and friends of LECOM.  The amount raised is matched annually by the LECOM Board of Directors.   In the last 3 years over $4 million dollars per year has been awarded to LECOM students who apply and meet the qualifications.

The monetary awards are applied to tuition charges on the student bill to reduce student loan debt.  First year students at all campuses are eligible to apply for a new student scholarship.  Awards for continuing students are dependent upon cumulative GPA, service, and professionalism.  All students will receive email invitations to apply online for the LECOM scholarship during the application windows in May and November.

Fundraising examples include:

  • Annual LECOM Scholarship Auction in Erie
  • Annual LECOM Scholarship Gala in Bradenton
  • LECOM Virtual 5K
  • LECOM Art Auction
  • LECOM Golf Tournament
  • Other advertised local LECOM scholarship raffles and events

Students are welcome to participate in these activities as part of their service.

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

The HPSP program pays education expenses for students enrolled in medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy programs.  Students who make a commitment to serve in the miliary upon graduation can apply for tuition benefits and a monthly living stipend.   The benefits of the HPSP program vary by military branch.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

NHSC scholarship is available to medical and dental students. The program pays tuition and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least two years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.

Other external sources:




Podiatric Medicine:

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

A variety of scholarships available to third- and fourth-year students. Awards are based on financial need, academic record and community service. Amounts vary. Get more information:

Podiatry Foundation of Pittsburgh

Awards for first, second, third and fourth year students who are from western Pennsylvania. Students from the western PA area need to submit by November 1 of each year, a resume and one page essay to this email address:

PICA (Podiatry Insurance Company of America) scholarships

Up to $2,500 to fourth year students based on academic merit and professional promise. Contact the dean’s office as information becomes available annually, or visit



  • Local and regional scholarships across the United States