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 President’s award (one award of $500); the AOMA Scholarship (up to 2 awards of $500); the Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship (up to eight awards ranging from $500 - $1,000); and the DAOM Scholarship (one award of $1,000). The number and amount of scholarships awarded vary based on the funds available each year.

The application deadline for the President's Award, AOMA Scholarship, and the Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship is July 15, 2016. The application deadline for the DAOM Scholarship is also July 15th, 2016. Applications for these different types of awards are open to eligible candidates. Please submit your applications to the Financial Aid Office staff by end of the business day Friday, July 15, 2016. Applicants 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 Gina Gonzalez.

AOMA Scholarships

President's Award

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

The President’s Award is a scholarship awarded by AOMA’s President to a currently enrolled AOMA student in good academic standing. The President seeks to support AOMA students who contribute to the professional community of Chinese medicine through leadership and/or publication. Leadership activities can include involvement with national, state, or student professional associations, or via participation in legislative efforts. Publication efforts 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 question. The essay criteria are located in the AOMA Scholarship application form.

To apply, please click here to download a copy of the 2015 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2015 Winner: Colleen Teska

AOMA Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

AOMA Scholarship awards will be given annually for 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. The essay criteria are located in the AOMA Scholarship application form.

To apply, please click here to download a copy of the 2015 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2015 Winners: Colleen Teska and Chris Dewey

DAOM Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

The DAOM Scholarship is a $1,000 annual award given in the fall term. A winner will be selected and notified during the summer. The winner is selected based on his/her GPA and response to the essay questions. To be considered for this scholarship, the DAOM student must have completed one full academic year, be in good academic standing, and have a processed FAFSA application for the most recent award year. For 2015, a candidate must have a processed 2015 - 16 FAFSA even if he or she does not request financial aid.

Please click here to download a copy of the 2015 application and instructions.

Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship: 

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

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 2015 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2015 Winners: Jacob McRae, Colleen Teska, Chris Dewey and Kristen Carter

Other Scholarships

ABORM Annual Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31st Annually

The ABORM Annual Scholarship is awarded once annually to a student enrolled in either a Masters Degree Program or the Doctoral Degree Program. The ABORM Annual Scholarship amount is $1,000.00, with the scholarship to be paid in full upon successful submission and acceptance for publication of an article in the Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM).

The purpose of the ABORM Annual Scholarship is to foster new scholarly inquiry in the field of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and Infertility for publication in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.

Areas of scholarly inquiry and articles may expand upon previously published areas related to the field of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, or they may focus on new areas of inquiry related to Oriental Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to apply and must submit (2) letters of recommendation from Faculty with their ABORM Annual Scholarship Application. Applications with topic proposals must be submitted to the ABORM by March 31st annually, and the winner will be notified by April 30th of that same year. The first completed draft of the proposed project must be submitted to the ABORM by September 30th of that same year for review and revision over a two-week period. Then the final draft of the proposed project must be submitted to both the ABORM and the Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM) by November 15th of that same year.  Upon acceptance for publication of the scholarship project, the award funds will be dispensed immediately. To apply, please click here.

Checklist for Submission:

Completed Scholarship Application Form
Project Proposal Form
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from Faculty – mailed to ABORM separately by faculty.

Albertson & Davidson, LLP

Albertson & Davidson, LLP $2,500 College Scholarship

After the overwhelming positive response we got from our last scholarship, Albertson & Davidson, LLP., has decided to offer another $2,500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.  The new deadline for entries is August 24, 2016.

The full details of the scholarship we are giving away are here:

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015 is awarding a general academic scholarship of $1,000 to eligible college students. We at Fantasy Sports Daily understand that financing your education can be difficult and expensive; as a result we would like to lend a hand.

To apply for the scholarship, each candidate must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists.

The McKenzie Law Firm Legacy Planning Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 29th, 2015

The McKenzie Law firm is pleased to announce our first scholarship award for students who seek to further their educational goals.  Education costs have risen over the years and often the burden to pay these costs are too high for students alone. The McKenzie firm has found that planning for these costs often comes from advanced future planning on the part of the students’ parents. The Legacy Planning Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to students about advanced financial planning and fiscal responsibility.

More information can be found here:

The application consists of an essay where students will be asked to  Students will write a letter from their ideal future self to their current self, explaining what they will accomplish over the next 10 years, how they will accomplish it, and what the continuing impact of those accomplishments will be after they are gone.

The Legacy Planning Scholarship is for any student seeking assistance with education costs. Students from any major, year, or program are eligible.

NuHerbs Scholarship

The 2016 nuherbs Co. Scholarship Program will award three scholarships to aid students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in their studies. 

   1) nuherbs Scholarship: $2,000.00
   2) Herbal Times Scholarship: $1,500.00
   3) Jade Dragon Scholarship: $1,000.00

The eligibility requirements are as follows:

   1) A current student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0**
   2) Attend a participating ACAOM accredited acupuncture
   3) Submit a completed application, including an essay, to your
       school´s financial aid office by April 22, 2016.

The essay question for 2016 is:

"How would you contribute to the wider TCM community beyond being a great practitioner?"

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The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world. Help make higher education smoke-free!

Scholarship Award: $3,000 total, awarded to three students

Deadline to Apply: March 31 of each year

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae's free Scholarship Search offers access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars, and it is expanded and updated daily. For information, please visit the Sallie Mae Scholarship search website.

Snap Agency Scholars Contest

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Challenge: To the best of your ability, complete a 1,000 word article discussing a cutting-edge digital marketing tactic that is on the cusp of becoming incredibly important. Why and how will it change the way marketers promote their brand online? Complete your answer by showing us a strategy that supports your hypothesis. 

Last Day to Enter: 10/05/15 | Winner Announced: 10/15/15

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Young Women's Alliance: Higher Education Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: Opening spring 2015

Each year, the Young Women's Alliance Foundation awards $2,500 scholarships to women enrolled in graduate school or their junior or senior year of college. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated financial need, commitment to community service, academic achievement, and leadership potential. Complete an application.