Institutional Scholarships | College of Podiatric Medicine | Kent State University

Institutional Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

There is no separate application to apply for any KSUCPM Merit Scholarships. Merit Scholarships for incoming students are dependent on Science GPA, MCAT score and your interview performance:

Presidential Scholarship: $10,000

Academic Scholarship: $7,500

Golden Flash Scholarship: $5,000

Black Squirrel Scholarship: $2,500

Merit Scholarships for continuing students will be awarded based on the following ranking after each full academic year:

Top 10 (Ranked 1-10): $10,000

Next 5 (Ranked 11-15): $5,000

Next 5 (Ranked 16-20): $2,500


Thomas V. Melillo DPM Scholarship This full tuition scholarship is to recognize and honor the excellent work performed by Thomas V. Melillo, DPM as President of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine from August 1984 to October 2013.

The candidate chosen to receive the Thomas V. Melillo, DPM Scholarship must be enrolled in their fourth year at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and meet the following criteria: The candidate must demonstrate financial need, involved in student organization, display community support and poses clinical excellence. The CPM Scholarship committee will choose the candidate in May of each academic year.

Dr. David H. Gross and Myra E Gross Scholarship A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is to assist with tuition, room and board, and or books and supplies.  The student must demonstrate financial need and complete a FAFSA. The application will be emailed each fall semester and the CPM Scholarship Committee selects the recipient.

APMA Educational Foundation The APMA Educational Foundation provides a number of scholarships to third- and fourth- year podiatric medical students. Applicant forms are available in November of each year in the Office of Financial Aid and at The application deadline is in late April and funds are distributed late summer.

North Central Academy Grant The North Central Academy of Podiatric Medicine is an affiliate of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association and is credited to provide continuing medical education (CME) programming by the Council on Continuing Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association, and other state Podiatric and Medical Boards.  Each year the Academy sponsor the North Central Academy Grant for podiatric medical students that are in financial need and displays a strong passion for podiatric medicine. Applications are available in February in the Office of Financial Aid and due in March. 

PICA Group Scholarship Podiatric Scholarship to aid fourth year students to be used for tuition. Selected by the CPM Scholarship Committee.