Scholarships at AOMA

AOMA awards a number of scholarships each year to new students and to students who have completed at least one year of study. Scholarships include: the Leadership award (one award of $1,000); the AOMA Scholarship (one award of $500) and the Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship (up to eight awards ranging from $500 - $1,000). The number and amount of scholarships awarded vary based on the funds available each year.

Please submit your applications to the Financial Aid Office during normal business hours or you may use the outside drop box located in front of Building C after office hours.

For more information about scholarships at AOMA, or to make a contribution, please contact Estella Sears.

Admissions Scholarships

Limited scholarships are available to newly accepted students. All applicants will be considered for scholarships based on their admissions file AND scholarship application materials. Scholarships are awarded to one more applicants of AOMA’s MAcOM and Doctoral programs.

Scholarships Available:

Academic Merit Scholarship $1,000
General Scholarship $1,000
Relocation Scholarship $1,000
International Scholarship $350

*International Scholarship is designed to cover English-language training costs that might be required to meet TOEFL & IELTS scores for admission

For Merit and General Scholarships, the $1,000 is distributed in $250 increments per term over 4 successive terms.

For the Relocation Scholarship, a $1,000 check is award to the recipients during the first week of class.

For the International Scholarship, the $350 will be credited towards your first term tuition.

To find out more information, contact the AOMA Director of Admissions.

Student Scholarships

Leadership Award

Application Deadline: CLOSED

The Leadership scholarship award is $1,000 this year. It is awarded by a member of AOMA’s executive leadership team to a currently enrolled AOMA student in good academic standing. The leadership of AOMA seeks to support AOMA students who contribute to the professional community of Chinese medicine through their leadership and/or publication that contributes to the field. Leadership activities can include involvement with national, state, or student professional associations, or participation in legislative efforts. Publication can include personal work/research published in professional journals or on the web. The recipient is selected based on their AOMA GPA and response to the essay questions.  

To apply, please click here to download a copy of the 2017 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2017 Winner: Diane Stanley

AOMA Scholarship

Application Deadline: CLOSED

The AOMA Scholarship is one award of $500 awarded by the board of the AOMA Alumni Association to a second or third year student who demonstrates overall excellence in Chinese medical studies. Recipients are selected based on their AOMA GPA, grades in individual subject areas, financial need, and response to the essay question.  

To apply, please click here to download a copy of the 2017 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2017 Winner:  Derek Flores-Lefranc

Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship

Application Deadline: CLOSED

Each year, Golden Flower Chinese Herbs generously provides AOMA with scholarship funds – the number of awards depends on the funds available. These funds are awarded by AOMA’s scholarship committee (faculty and administrators) for up to 6 students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Awards will be given for overall excellence in Chinese medical studies and for demonstrating excellence in acupuncture studies, herbal studies, biomedical sciences, and clinical internship. Recipients are selected based on their AOMA GPA, grades in individual subject areas, financial need, and response to the essay question. The essay criteria are located in the AOMA Scholarship application form.

To apply, please click here to download a copy of the 2017 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2017 Winners: Ashley Card, Dresden Holden, Diane Stanley

Other Scholarships

The Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw citizens pursuing higher education from accredited institutions are eligible to receive various grants and scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

NuHerbs Scholarship

The 2018 nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship application school deadline has been extended! The 2018 nuherbs scholarship program will award three scholarships:

  1. nuherbs Scholarship: $2,000
  2. Herbal Times Scholarship: $1,500
  3. Jade Dragon Scholarship: $1,000

Visit for their free application and scholarship eligibility requirements. Submit your completed application no later than May 11, 2018 to our Financial Aid Office in building C or in our black drop box outside the building after hours.

This year’s prompt/question is "With the current popularity of natural health products and remedies, there is a plethora of products on the market to choose from. How will you help to set traditional Chinese herbal medicine apart from the rest and make it a household remedy?"

For more information please visit:

Deadline: 5/11/18 (11:59 pm)

Trudy McAlister Foundation AOM Scholarship

Congratulations to 2018 Winner Nicole Fillion-Robin!


Student to School Deadline: November 2, 2018

 School to Foundation Deadline: January 15, 2019

The AOM Scholarship Fund is a division of the Trudy McAlister Foundation.

The AOM Scholarship Fund was established primarily to support students who show promise of making significant contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) in a modern context. The Trudy McAlister Foundation is committed to supporting U.S citizens who are students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who attend accredited (ACAOM) schools or “candidate” schools in the United States and are studying for their first professional degree. The Foundation also supports research and related activities that promote the advancement of AOM.

To Apply: