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Wetzel Scholar Program - Student Scholarships
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Application Window

  • October 1 - December 15
  • Application materials and questions can be submitted to


  • $3,000, renewable annually if all requirements are met; with $500 bonus opportunity. Awarded upon completion of required activities.
  • Lodging and registration at the Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention.
  • Interested Scholars successfully completing all requirements will be encouraged to apply for a Wetzel Fellowship during postgraduate training.


Application Process

  • Completion of the standard Wetzel Scholarship Application by December 15.
  • Submission of at least one letter of recommendation.
  • Finalist(s) will be interviewed by a member(s) of the MAOPS Leadership Development Committee (LDC) (LDC will have final approval authority).



Renewal Process

  • Completion of all requirements in previous year.
  • Submission of Wetzel Scholarship Renewal Form by December 15 annually.



Annual Requirement Checklist

  • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year student at a Missouri college of osteopathic medicine.
  • Intent to practice in Missouri upon training completion.
  • Desire to actively participate in organized medicine activities.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability/skills and commitment to the profession and continued development of leadership skills.
  • Completion of required Scholar activities as outlined below (reasonable expenses to be covered by MAOPS).
  • View the annual requirements checklist HERE

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