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 Proctor.

Student Scholarships

Leadership Award

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.  


AOMA Scholarship

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.  


Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship

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.

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 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.

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

Other Industry Scholarships

The Chicksaw 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 2020 Nuherbs® Scholarship Program will award three scholarships to aid students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in their studies.

Nuherbs Scholarship: $2,000
Herbal Times Scholarship: $1,500
Jade Dragon Scholarship: $1,000

Visit nuherbs scholarship web page for their free application. Email your completed application no later than Friday, May 15, 2020 to our Financial Aid Office,

This year’s question is "What does being a great Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner mean to you?"

For more information about their scholarship application eligibility requirements, please visit:

Deadline: Closed 5/15/20 (11:59 pm)


Trudy McAlister Foundation AOM Scholarship

Congratulations to 2021 Winner Kate Donelon!

School to Foundation Deadline: January 15, 2022

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: