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Recommended External Scholarships

This list has been compiled from students, staff, and mailings to the Institute. It is by no means comprehensive. Please email [email protected] if you come across other sources that we can add to this list.

PNC Bank Student Solution Scholarship

To enter the PNC Bank Student Solution Scholarship Sweepstakes, students must create an account at , meet the requirements described below, and opt into the Sweepstakes. Only one account per person is permitted.

To be eligible for an award, a student must meet the following requirements:

    • Fill out all required information including the name and location of their college or university.
    • Be a legal resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority) at the time of the drawing.
    • Verify to be an undergraduate or graduate college student enrolled at least half-time at a PNC Solution Loan®-eligible college or university during the term the scholarship is awarded. A list of eligible schools can be found in the Sweepstakes registration form.
    • Be able to provide documentation of eligibility if name is drawn.

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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).

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BUCK Cancer Foundation

Students funding students to advance integrative medicine! The BUCK Cancer Foundation offers innovative educational grants to students pursuing a degree in integrative medicine or a complementary cancer treatment (such as acupuncture, nutrition, medical marijuana, etc). The foundation offers grants up to $5,000 per student that have a unique structure as a Giving Back Grant Program where upon graduation and employment, the student will begin to repay a set percentage of their salary to the Foundation so a new grant can be provided to another round of students. Students get funds when they need it and pay it forward when they can afford it.

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Drug Rehabs, has spearheaded the Drug Education and Prevention field for over 20 years. Now more than ever, we are looking for innovative and proactive ways to expand our reach and in doing so help others.

Some students interested in this field of work or similar studies may not be in a financial position to afford it, so we have created a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing health/wellness related courses of study. Examples of this can include psychology, counseling, social work, pre-med, or nursing (and any other health/wellness related fields of study).

Please refer to our main website that outlines the eligibility requirements, terms and application. This page can be found here:

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

1) nuherbs Scholarship: $2,000.00

2) Herbal Times Scholarship: $1,500.00

3) Jade Dragon Scholarship: $1,000.00

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Ryu Family Foundation (RFF) Scholarship

Available for the Korean-American (US citizen) student or a Korean student who is working for an advanced degree — BA, BS, MA, MS, MBA, JD, MD, DDS, etc. at a legally approved college or university.

Ryu Family Foundation (RFF) Scholarship information at:


Transgender First National Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $2500

The first national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education. Applicants must identify as Transgender, plan to pursue a degree, or currently pursuing a degree, at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, have a high school diploma or GED, and be a U.S. Citizen. Awards are annual and based on eligibility, financial need, personal hardship, academic merit, and other related considerations.To apply visit For more information email, [email protected].


Trudy McAlister Scholarship

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 Medicine in a modern context. The Trudy McAlister Foundation is committed to supporting U.S citizens who are students of Acupuncture 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 Acupuncture medicine.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

The Tylenol Scholarship program helps students who are pursuing a healthcare-related career manage the cost of education by awarding scholarships in the amount of $5,000 and $10,000. For more information :

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

$1,000 award to students pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addiction.  Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship:


Pinnacle Peak Recovery 

A $500 essay scholarship and students are encouraged to write an essay explaining how they plan on fighting issues surrounding substance abuse and addiction. Examples may include: future career path, volunteering for a related cause, helping someone they love seek treatment, or even how they have overcome their own personal battles.

Details and rules can be viewed here:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. View their scholarships here.

Sunshine Behavioral Health’s Opioid Awareness Scholarship

Sunshine Behavioral Health is committed to raising awareness around substance abuse, while maintaining excellence in addiction treatment at our facilities. As part of this dedication, Sunshine Behavioral Health is offering a $500 scholarship to students pursuing a degree in a medical field. View their scholarship here.

American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.® Scholarship

Learning CPR and basic first aid are ways any one of us could potentially save a life. The educators and healthcare professionals of tomorrow take this mission even further by pursuing careers dedicated to the advancement of health and wellness. That is why The American Academy of CPR and First Aid is proud to sponsor the “Save a Life” Scholarship, offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields.

The “Save a Life” Scholarship of, $1,500, is awarded twice per year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each $1,500 award will go to a different student, in order to maximize the impact of the scholarship, spread the word of the importance first aid and CPR training, and share more stories from future educators and healthcare professionals.

View their scholarship here

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