Apply for Scholarships


The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) does not currently offer any in-house school scholarships.  However, the Development Office here at ARCOM is currently establishing student scholarships that may be available during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are funds awarded to a student by a third party to assist in paying for their educational expenses.  Third parties may consist of: organizations, individuals, private practices, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit agencies and other sources.  Scholarships may be awarded to students based upon their achievements, personal attributes, service agreements or other criteria.  These awards will be applied to the student’s account based upon the criteria provided by the third party.

Outside scholarships or other financial resources students receive to assist with educational expenses will be counted in the total amount of financial aid a student may receive.  Students are not allowed to receive more financial aid (loans, scholarships, outside scholarships, etc.) than what their cost of attendance is.  Students that do receive more financial aid than their cost of attendance will have their financial aid award adjusted accordingly.

We encourage students to avoid applying for any scholarships that are fee-based.

ACHE has provided a list of outside resources students may find useful in their search for funding to pay for their education. Students should understand any terms and conditions before applying for any type of scholarship resources.

Outside Resources

American Association of University Women
Women in ethnic minorities in their third and fourth year may apply for fellowships.

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Students may be eligible to receive a scholarship and free membership from the Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

American Indian Graduate Center
Students with financial need and are personally enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Group or possess one fourth (1/4) degree verifiable federal recognized American Indian blood through the submission of a Tribally Eligibility Certificate (TEC) may apply for this scholarship.

American Medical Women’s Association
Members of the American Medical Women’s Association may be eligible to apply for fellowships, grants and scholarships. Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program: (Service Agreements Apply)
Students who are eligible and will join the Army, Air Force and Navy may apply for this scholarship through the following branches:

Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Students and resident members who wish to spend time overseas as a rotation elective may apply for scholarships.

College Board
Scholarship information is provided to students based upon the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.

Dr. Rose M. Green Thomas Academic Medicine Scholarship Award
First and second year minority female students who pledges a medical career in American Medicine may apply for this scholarship.

Fastweb Scholarship Search Data Base
Students may be eligible to apply for scholarships based upon their major, work, experience and activities.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic American students may be eligible to apply for scholarships and support services based upon their merit and relative need.

Indian Health Service (IHS) Program
Qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health profession students who wish to commit to working in Indian health communities. (Service Agreements Apply)

National Health Services Corps (NHSC)
Several programs are available for students wishing to serve in underserved communities.  These programs consist of the National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program, National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program and Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program. (Service Agreements May Apply)

National Institute of Health
Students who wish to commit to engage in NIH mission-relevant research and may receive payment of up to $35,000 annually of student loan debt.

National Medical Fellowship Scholarship
Medical and health professions students across all minority groups represented in healthcare can apply for scholarships and support.

Sallie Mae
Students may use this online tool to search for scholarships, find out how to apply for scholarships and information on how to write scholarship essays.

Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Scholarship
Underrepresented minority students who are or will be attending a member college of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine may apply for this scholarship.  The scholarship is named after former AACOM Executive Director, Sherry R. Arnstein.

SOMA Foundation and American Osteopathic Foundation
Osteopathic medical students may apply for SOMA Foundation Scholarships as well as grants and awards offered through the American Osteopathic Foundation.

U.S. Department of Labor
Students may search for scholarships, fellowships, grants and other financial aid opportunities using the online tool for the Scholarship Finder.