ISJ - Rexburg student awarded $5,000 scholarship to Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

A Rexburg medical student joins six others in receiving a $5,000 scholarship to the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, it was announced this week.

Jarom Ruby, of Rexburg, along with six other Idaho students was awarded the inaugural ICOM Scholarships to attend the Meridian medical school.

“I am excited for the inaugural ICOM Scholarships and what it means to the medical students who have received them,” said Dr. Robert T. Hasty, ICOM Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer. “Our endowment will grow over time and we will be able to provide greater scholarships in the future.”

The $35,000 in scholarships came from the ICOM Scholarship Fund, aided by contributions from the school’s employees.

Scholarship winners must be Idaho natives, have at least a 3.5 GPA and submit an essay explaining why they’re choosing to become osteopathic physician.

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private, for-profit independent osteopathic medical school located on the Meridian campus of Idaho State University. The ICOM Scholarship Endowment is administered through the Idaho State University Foundation. Contributions to the ICOM Scholarship Fund can be made at

“It’s a big time commitment to become a physician, and it’s also a big financial commitment,” said John Goodnow, ICOM Board Chairman. “When you want to make a charitable donation to a cause that will really make a difference, think about donating to the ICOM Scholarship Fund. It’s a wonderful thing to do, to help these students become doctors.”