The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) provides scholarships for Rogers State University students who plan to gain admission to the University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine in Tulsa and pursue careers in treating patients from parts of the state underserved by the present health care system.
This program will provide an opportunity for our students to pursue careers in community medicine while alleviating any financial challenges that might stand in their way.
RSU biology faculty members will provide close guidance for the students during the process of qualifying for the scholarships and gaining admission to OU.
The George Kaiser Family Foundation – RSU Community Medicine Scholarship is available to RSU students selected through a three-phase process.
Phase One: RSU will designate 12 biology majors who complete a core set of courses with a 3.2 GPA or above to attend an orientation event at the OU School of Community Medicine. The event will familiarize the students with admission requirements and mission of the medical school. The GKFF will provide funding for the students to attend the event.
Phase Two: Three students will be selected to continue on the RSU-OU community medicine track, with strong consideration provided to applicants who exhibit community engagement, service and volunteerism. The GKFF will provide funding for the students to enroll in an MCAT preparation course and take the MCAT exam, while completing their studies at RSU.
Phase Three: GKFF will provide scholarships for two RSU students who are committed to gaining admission to the OU School of Community Medicine. The scholarships will include up to $5,000 for each student to complete their pre-med studies at RSU, including tuition, housing and books.
Applicants must reapply for each phase.
The GKFF helped to establish the OU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa in 2008, with the goal of improving the health of Oklahomans. The GKFF is a charitable organization based in Tulsa dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in early childhood education, community health, social services and civic engagement.
For more information, contact Dr. Jerry Bowen.