Donor Funded Scholarships

NWHSU and our Donor Partners are committed to helping you make your education affordable with Donor Funded Scholarships.

NWHSU will evaluate all applicants for eligibility as determined by their application and essay responses, based on scholarships available for each start term. Below is a list of our generous Donor scholarships.

Scholarship Scholarship Donor Information

Ronald. R. Bubel, DC, was a well-known and much-loved Doctor of Chiropractic in South Dakota, as well as a long-time supporter of the College of Chiropractic. Dr. Bubel served in every elected position of the South Dakota Chiropractic Association. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1978 and served in this position until 1999. Dr. Bubel also served many years on the University Board of Trustees. The scholarship is funded through the Dr. Ronald R. Bubel Memorial Fund, established in 2004 by the South Dakota Chiropractic Association to honor the memory of this incredible man and colleague. This scholarship was established to assist a deserving student from South Dakota.


Chiro Alumni Association School Service  

Student must demonstrate significant volunteer time in service to NWHSU (Student Senate, Clubs, Organizations, Tutoring, Mentoring, etc.)


Chiro Alumni Community Service Scholarship  

Student must demonstrate significant volunteer time in service to the community (this may include service to the NWHSU community and/or the community at-large, global community, or their home community).


Douglas Scholarship Awarded to current female T4 – T10 students.
Dr. Alfred D. & Ann Traina Scholarship  

Established by the College of Chiropractic Alumni Association in honor of Alfred D. Traina, DC, the president of NWHSU from 2001 to 2006 and his wife, Ann. Dr. Traina is recognized for his unselfish devotion to the University and natural health care.


Dr. David Dehen Scholarship Dr. David Dehen was a graduate of the class of 1961. After receiving his chiropractic degree, he and his wife Helen moved to Mankato in 1965 where David began practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic. David served his community in a number of leadership roles including mayor of North Mankato and a Nicollet County Commissioner. The Dr. David Dehen Scholarship fund honors him as it supports students in the chiropractic profession at NWHSU.
Dr. Edward L. Wallick Memorial Scholarship  

Established by the University Board of Trustees in recognition of Edward L. Wallick, DC, for his dedication and service to the profession and to the College of Chiropractic.


Dr. John B. Wolfe Scholarship  

Established to honor John B. Wolfe, DC, who founded Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1941 and served as president for 42 years.


Dr. Link Larson Veteran’s Scholarship  

Dr. Link Larson seeks to support current and former veterans of the U.S. military by providing an annual gift to NWHSU’s Veterans Scholarship Fund. This gift is made in honor of his father, Eugene Gordon Larson, who served as a navy pilot during World War II. I give you the “Gordy” award.


Dr. Norman Horns Faculty Legacy Scholarship  

The Dr. Norman Horns Faculty Legacy Scholarship was raised to honor Dr. Horns dedication to the student body and his free, extracurricular review courses designed to help students pass their National Board exams. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students at Northwestern while at the same time honor all the professors the students have come to love and respect.



Erchonia, based in Melbourne, FLA, was founded in 1996 as a small family business and has grown into a world leader in the field of low light laser technology for the health care profession, including chiropractors. It’s the first company in the world to get its low-light laser approved by the Federal Drug Administration. Erchonia has had a strong relationship with Northwestern Health Sciences University for decades.


Gail Sawyer Scholarship  

Gail Sawyer was the beloved wife of Russell E. Sawyer, Jr., DC, a 1982 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic. She was also the recording secretary of the American Chiropractic Association. An endowed fund was established in her memory from many memorial gifts.


General Scholarship Fund  

The NWHSU General Scholarship fund was established to support students who demonstrate financial need.


Greg Adler Memorial Scholarship  

Established by Ed and Kay Adler as a memorial to their son, Greg Adler. Greg was a beloved patient at the Courage Center who loved acupuncture and all its benefits.


Healy Family Memorial Scholarship  

Jack Healy, PhD, was a university professor in cultural geography for more than 35 years. Betty Healy, RN, worked in public health for nearly 40 years. Both were products of single-parent households and each believed in the value of education and the importance of preventative health care. Students who demonstrate financial need and single parents are eligible for this scholarship.


Hintgen Scholarship  

Dr. Anthony “Tony” Hintgen Memorial Scholarship was created to help NWHSU students seeking a degree in Chiropractic Medicine, and honors his fervent passion for the Chiropractic profession. Dr. Tony was a well-know South Dakota Doctor of Chiropractic medicine who dedication to his patients was evident up to the day he passed away in June 2021. Eligible recipients are from South Dakota, or a midwestern state.


J David Mitchell Endowed Scholarship  

Dr. Mitchell was a well known Chiropractor for over 60 years, helping patients from all across northern Minnesota and also having served as the President of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association.  Dr. Mitchel is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences.


John Allenburg  

Established by the College of Chiropractic Alumni Association Board in honor of John F. Allenburg, DC, President of Northwestern Health Sciences University from 1992-2001. Dr. Allenburg gave nearly 40 years of his life in service to Northwestern and the chiropractic profession.


Marty Family Scholarship  

Dr. Susan Marty Eldrige, a 1979 graduate of NWHSU’s College of Chiropractic, stated that she can’t imagine a career as satisfying to her as Chiropractic and wants to help current students find the same joy and satisfaction in the field.


Money Tree Billing  

The Money Tree Billing wants to give back to the Chiropractic profession. This scholarship is offered for students enrolled in the NWHSU Chiropractic program.


NBCE (National Board of Chiropractic Education) The NBCE is pleased to offer scholarships to NWHSU Chiropractic students. Awarded to eligible chiropractic T4 – T10 students.
NutriDyn Scholarship The NutriDyn Scholarship is made in honor of the company’s founders, brothers David and Greg Peterson.  David started the business out of his parent’s garage in 1973, and soon after, his brother Greg became part owner and sales manager. As a pioneer in the industry, we believe we have a responsibility to educate others, and this scholarship is a way for us to give back to the school and benefit chiropractic students.  In addition, it carries on the legacy and story of our parents, who built NutriDyn into the leader it is today.”
Rayus Radiology  

In 2008, Rayus Radiology funded the construction of a technology-enhanced instructional lab on NWHSU’s campus that has become an invaluable academic resource for both students and faculty.  Since it was founded in 1981 by Kenneth Heithoff, MD, Rayus Radiology has grown to become a national network of 50 imaging centers nationwide. The radiologists of Rayus Radiology respect and work closely with the chiropractic profession and are nationally recognized for their expertise in spine, neurological, musculoskeletal, body, and cardiac imaging.


Saeed Mian PBPH scholarship  

The Saeed Mian Scholarship fund is dedicated to support Post-Bac Pre-Health students for application assistance to professional programs.


Standard Process  

The recipient must show excellence demonstrated by outstanding, initiative, impact of work, and community involvement. By recognizing excellence, this award will motivate others to be involved in service to their communities, Northwestern and the profession of natural health care.  $5000 scholarship award.


Standard Process Scholarship  

The recipient must show excellence demonstrated by outstanding, initiative, impact of work, and community involvement. By recognizing excellence, this award will motivate others to be involved in service to their communities, Northwestern and the profession of natural health care. $2500 scholarship award.


Sweere Academic Scholars Award  

Established through the generosity of Harry and Janice Sweere, the brother and sister-in-law of retired Northwestern professor Joseph Sweere, DC. The Sweere Family Scholarship Fund represents an endowment gift of $1,000,000 by Harry and Janice Sweere, the founders of Ergotron, Inc. – an internationally recognized company that designs and markets ergonomic computer mounting solutions.

The scholarship is awarded automatically based on having one of the highest-grade point averages of all chiropractic students. There is no application procedure.


Vincent Pankratz  

The Vincent Pankratz Scholarship fund was established by the family and friends of Vincent A. Pankrantz, DC, a 1949 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic.


Whitney Family Endowed Scholarship  

This named endowment from Desiree and Joseph Whitney was created to help NWHSU recruit and retain qualified students from diverse backgrounds, with a preference for Native American applicants. Desiree Whitney, an NWHSU board member, personally understands the importance of this endowment. “I’m Native American and I’m interested in promoting education in diverse communities. If it wasn’t for grants and scholarships, I don’t think I would have gone to college.” “We are grateful to the Whitney Family Foundation for this important and generous gift to our professions and our students,” said NWHSU President and CEO Dr. Deb Bushway, “and to Desiree and Joseph Whitney for their continued advocacy for the importance of NWHSU’s mission.”