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: June 30, 2017

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.

AOMA Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

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.

Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

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.

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.

The Chickasaw Nation

https://www.chickasaw.net/Services/Higher-Education-Grants-Scholarships-Incentives.aspx

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 following provides instructions and deadlines to complete your scholarship application.

This year’s question is “How can TCM practitioners make traditional Chinese herbal decoctions relevant to their patients’ modern lifestyle?”

For more information please visit: http://nuherbs.com/giving/scholarship.

Deadline: CLOSED

Trudy McAlister Foundation AOM Scholarship

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE

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: http://trudymcalisterfoundation.org/index.php/application/

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine Competition – Call for Submissions

Background:
The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine's mission is to blend the best of western and Chinese healing traditions to provide healthcare that is safe, effective, affordable, and accessible. Chinese herbal medicine is an important component of Chinese healing traditions and it has been receiving more attention in western medical practices.  Its importance was underscored by the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded to Chinese pharmaceutical chemist, Tu Youyou’s for her discovery of artemisinin—a botanical extract used to treat malaria. On the other hand, recent reports of severe adverse reactions related to misuse of aconite (unprocessed) mandates demands searching for better means to improve safety and clinical applications through research, education and clinical models of care.

http://cewm.med.ucla.edu/education/specialevents/chinese-herbal-medicine-competition/