Great River Symposium Winter Scholarships - Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Scholarships are awarded at the annual Great River Symposium. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in the Master of Acupuncture or Master of Oriental Medicine program (Winter trimester) and meet other requirements. Amounts and availability of scholarships may vary.

Eligibility information

Scholarships reward the dedication, academic achievement and leadership qualities of our acupuncture and Oriental medicine students. Award amounts vary from $500 - $2,500 and eligibility requirements must be met.

General eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled in Winter 2015 as a continuing student T2-T9
  • Academic status must be in good standing - many scholarships require a cumultative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have filed a 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - if you want to be considered for need-based scholarships

List of scholarships

Review the list of scholarships and anticipated award amounts

Application procedure

The Scholarship Application will be available in February 2015. You will be notified by email. 

A completed application consists of the following:

1. A completed Winter Scholarship Application
2. A brief summary of your Service/Leadership involvement during the past trimester
3a. A statement of consideration (300-500 words) that describes the following:

  • Explain your personal vision and goals for your chosen profession
  • What do you perceive as your future commitment to Northwestern Health Sciences University's progress and goals?
  • Discuss your vision of integrating your professional life into the greater community

3b. Essay for the Standard Process® Scholarship - if you choose to apply for this $2,500 scholarship:

  • The earliest reference to the Chinese concept of yin-yang is approximately 700 B.C. The concept describes how seemingly opposite forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world. Eighty-five years ago, Standard Process founder, Dr. Royal Lee, began talking about how nutrition plays a significant role in a person’s health. Describe how you will couple these philosophies and explain them to your patients, citing three specific communication tactics you plan to incorporate.

4. A Faculty Recommendation

Application deadline

The Winter Scholarship Application (essays included) and Faculty Recommendation form are due Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Award notification

Award recipients are notified by email one week prior to the Great River Symposium. Award recipients are also announced at a Symposium dinner.


Upon receipt of a scholarship award, an adjustment may be made to your financial aid package to meet federal regulations and institutional policies.

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