Great River Symposium Scholarships - College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Scholarships are awarded at the annual Great River Symposium. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (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 - $1,000 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

Review the list of scholarships and anticipated award amounts

Application procedure

Application forms will be made available in December 2014. You will be notified by email. 

A completed application consists of the following:

1. A completed application form
2. A brief summary of your Service/Leadership involvement during the past trimester
3. 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

4. A faculty recommendation

Application deadline

You will be notified of the deadline for your scholarship application and faculty recommedation.

Award notification

Applications are reviewed at the end of March. 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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