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 May 15, 2015. The application deadline for the DAOM Scholarship is July 15th, 2015. 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, May 15, 2015 or July 15th, 2015, respectively. 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 Estella Sears.

President's Award

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

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 2014 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2014 Winner: Lane Barringer

AOMA Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

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 2014 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2014 Winners: Janessa Benedict and Chris Dewey

DAOM Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

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: May 15, 2015

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) to 3 – 6 students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Two awards will be given for overall excellence in Chinese medical studies and six awards will be given for 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 2014 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2014 Winners: Jessica Healy, Monique Pamphile, Stephanie Ballard, Kirsten Carter, Vanessa Huffman, Leila Plummer and Loubriel Sosa

Sallie Mae's 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.

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 Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM)

Application Deadline: Must be received by February 9, 2014 (CLOSED). Send to

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine has offered 10 complimentary registrations to the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in Miami, FL on May 13 - 16, 2014 for affiliated students in the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC).

The complimentary registration is for the 3-day Congress. Pre-Congress Workshops on Tuesday, May 13 and travel expenses incurred to attend the Congress are not covered by the registration and are the responsibility of the student.

Interested parties should send a resume (if available) and up to 500 word application stating: 1) name, school, year in school; 2) description of past and future interests in research; 3) why they are interested in attending; and 4) contact information.   

Drive to Learn Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

The Drive to Learn Scholarship was created in an effort to contribute to the community. It is available to full-time graduate students. A 750-1000 word essay is required as part of the application process. For more information about this scholarship and to see the requirements and conditions to apply, please visit their website at

Evergreen Hua-Tuo Scholarship

Application Deadline: CLOSED

Evergreen Herbs has introduced an Evergreen Hua-Tuo Scholarship! Evergreen began as a company that supplies quality herbal products to practitioners of Chinese Medicine, thereby supporting the future of the profession through both quality products and information. Now, Evergreen would like to further the development of effective TCM treatment protocols while further inspiring bright and passionate students of Chinese Medicine to research and write in the field. The winner will receive a scholarship in the form of a $1,000 Evergreen Collection Gift card good towards their Evergreen Formulas. The winning research paper will also be published by Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine as well as posted to the Evergreen Herbs' website. Five runners-up will also be selected and will receive their choice of Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology or Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications by John Chen and Tina Chen. To apply, please click here to view the eligibility criteria and research topic. Application entries are to be submitted through their website.

Mayway Scholarship

Application Deadline: CLOSED

The Mayway Scholarship Program is open to doctorate of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and master's level students who are currently enrolled in an ACAOM–accredited college of Oriental medicine within the United States and who will be attending a college of OM in fall 2013. For more information, please visit the Mayway Scholarship Program website.

Nuherbs Scholarship

Application Deadline: CLOSED

nuherbs Co., the Future of Chinese Medicine, will award three scholarships to further the development of Chinese Medicine by supporting the brightest and most passionate students of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. These scholarships are available to students from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine with financial need who are registered for the Fall 2014 term and who are students in good standing with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Three scholarships will be awarded:

· nuherbs Scholarship: $2,000
· Herbal Times Scholarship: $1,500
· Jade Dragon Scholarship: $1000

Eligibility requirements:

· Maintain minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0
· Attend a participating ACAOM-accredited acupuncture school

Applications and eligibility criteria can be downloaded and viewed at:

Sokenbicha Essay Challenge

Application Deadline: CLOSED

The Sokenbicha Essay Challenge is a scholarship contest for students of ACAOM approved Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools. For more information, please visit their website at

First prize is a $4,000 scholarship and paid admission into the AAAOM Leadership Meeting and Student Conference, April 27-29, in Chicago (includes airfare and hotel). The first place winner will be recognized at the Student Conference in Chicago during the Student Caucus.

Second prize is a $1,000 scholarship. All winning essays will be printed and distributed to AAAOM conference attendees and will also be published on the Sokenbicha Web site.

Standard Process 2014 Scholarship

Application Deadline: CLOSED

Standard Process is sponsoring a yearly scholarship fund for our AOMA students who are in the last three terms of their program. The scholarship prize is $2,500. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.9 or higher, must be between 1 - 3 terms from graduation; have a list of contributions to the acupuncture profession, the college, and the community; provide a letter of recommendation; and write a 500-750 word essay. To view the criteria and full details and to download and complete an application, click here.

Please submit your application to the Financial Aid Office or outside dropbox of Building C by the deadline. The applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee after the deadline. The selected winner will be notified and should be prepared to sign a waiver for the winning essay as a copyright release. Additionally, the winner will be photographed with the President of AOMA and be provided with a scholarship certificate.

2014 Winner: Ashley Gordon

The Trudy McAllister Fund

Application Deadline: CLOSED

This scholarship program was established to support students who have entered the last phases of their clinical training or who have undertaken post-graduate studies in acupuncture and Oriental medicine and who show promise of making significant contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of traditional Oriental medicine in a modern context. The expected 2015 award amount is $2,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

· Completed at least one full academic year of their professional training

· Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA at an ACAOM-accredited college of AOM of 3.6

· Each college can nominate up to three students.

The amount of the scholarships and the number of scholarships shall be determined by the Directors of the Foundation each year. For more information, visit the Trudy McAlister Foundation website.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Scholarship

Application Deadline: CLOSED

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science.

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Spring 2015 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Spring 2015 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents; e.g., students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. PT on December 29, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by January 12, 2015. We strongly encourage all students that meet the scholarship award criteria to apply for this great scholarship! All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Application Period: March – May 31st

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship is available to any student pursuing a career in healthcare. Ten applicants will receive $10,000 in scholarships and thirty applicants will receive $5,000 in scholarships. Visit Tylenol's Facebook page for further information.

Tillman Military Scholar Program

Open Application Period & Deadline: CLOSED

The Military Scholar Program offers financial assistance to service members, veterans, and their spouses to cover academic and/or living expenses while in school. For more information about the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Tillman Military Scholars Program, please visit their website: For information on the application to become a Tillman Military Scholar, and the benefits and expectation of our Scholars, please see below.

Who is eligible to apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar?

  • Veteran and active-duty military service members
    • Of both pre- and post-9/11 service
    • From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve
  • Current Spouses of active or veteran servicemembers
    • Including surviving spouses
  • Service member or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above), graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private,U.S.-based accredited institution


Members of each class of Tillman Military Scholars represent a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and ambitions, and were selected based on strong leadership potential and a drive to make a positive impact on others through service.

What specific criteria will be considered for selecting Tillman Military Scholars?

  • Educational and career ambitions;
  • Record of military service (or service as a spouse);
  • Motivation for serving;
  • Record of personal achievement;
  • Demonstration of service to others in the community;
  • Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community;
  • Leadership potential;
  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine, and thorough essay question responses.


Along with your role as an ambassador of the Pat Tillman Foundation, as a Tillman Military Scholar you must meet the following expectations:

  • Maintain a full-time student status;
  • Maintain a high academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher);
  • Report to the Pat Tillman Foundation when requested (completing all surveys); and
  • Meet expectations of high moral integrity.
Young Women's Alliance: Higher Education Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: Opening in 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.