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 has been extended to July 15, 2015. The application deadline for the DAOM Scholarship is also 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 Wednesday, July 15, 2015. 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: July 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 2015 AOMA Scholarship application form.

2014 Winner: Lane Barringer

AOMA Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 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 2015 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: July 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) 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.

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

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.

AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 17, 2015

AT&T is offering a $1,000 Internet Education Scholarship for any student attending AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. The application involves creating an original infographic showing how
technology enhances learning. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. The scholarship will be applied towards qualified educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books for the 2015-2016 academic year. Conditions of the award: if any other funds pay entirely the tuition, fees and books for the student's 2015-2016 academic year, the student is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship and will forfeit the award. For rules, scholarship details and information on how to apply, please visit their

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: CLOSED

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

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.

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.

The McKenzie Law Firm Legacy Planning Scholarship

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

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 2015 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: $1,000

Eligibility requirements:

· Maintain minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0
· Attend a participating ACAOM-accredited acupuncture school
Submit a completed application, including an essay to AOMA's Financial Aid Office by the deadline.

Applications, essay topic and eligibility criteria can be downloaded and viewed by clicking here.

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.

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.

Snap Agency Scholars Contest

Socrates, Schroedinger, Foucat. Do you believe that your name belongs amongst this list of distinguished scholars? Well, you’ve landed in the right place. Because we’re presenting you with the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the first Snap Scholar. By completing the challenge below, you will be the honored recipient of a one-thousand dollar check, put directly towards your future or current college education. On top of that, you’ll be featured on the Snap blog, where your article will be read by thousands. 

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

For more information:

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: July 27, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time (CT)

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering our future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the Fall 2015 semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the Fall 2015 semester to qualify for this scholarship. A pre-selected committee will award two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships among the candidates.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until July 27, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time (CT). Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by August 17, 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 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.