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Scholarships

SCU recognizes students for the exemplary accomplishments in their undergraduate studies prior to their enrollment. Therefore, scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate high academic standards and/or financial need. Please review the scholarships below and fill out the Student Scholarship application. Please note that a number of these scholarships require a unique essay pertaining to the criteria of the scholarship that you will be applying for. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that for these unique scholarship opportunities that you submit an individual application for them.

Alumni Scholarship for Incoming Students

The SCU Alumni Association has created the Alumni Scholarship program to provide financial assistance to outstanding students who exhibit great potential for service and leadership to the University and our two health care professions. Applicants for the must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in all their undergraduate course work and they should have demonstrated participation in community service or community outreach programs prior to their entrance to the University.

The Integrated Science Program Transition Scholarship

The ISP Transition Scholarship was developed to assist students of the SCU Institute of Science Program with their transition into other alternative health care programs at SCU. Applicants for the ISP Transition Scholarship must have attended the SCU Institute of Science Program and will be matriculating in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Applicants for the ISP Transition Scholarship must have completed the following number of courses with the corresponding GPA's.

  • 3 ISP classes with a GPA of 3.25
  • 6 ISP classes with a GPA of 3.0
  • 8 ISP classes with a GPA of 2.75

The Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge Scholarship was developed to assist students from out-of-state with relocation expenses in moving to California to attend SCU. The Bridge Scholarship is a one-time relocation award for both International and Domestic applicants. All applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate course work to qualify.

The Legacy Scholarship

Legacy Scholarship has been designed to acknowledge and recognize the children and grandchildren of SCU alumni who have also chosen to pursue a career in complementary and alternative health care. Students who are awarded the Legacy Scholarship will receive a 5% discount on tuition for each of their 10 terms at SCU.

Institutional Based Financial Assistance Award for Canadian Students

The Institutional Based Financial Assistance Award for Canadian Students was created to provide assistance to Canadian Students in their transition to the United States. Student must exhibit good moral and ethical standards. Applicants must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA in all under-graduate courses prior to matriculation to SCU. Applicants will receive a 20% award off tuition during their entire career at SCU.

Dr. Charles L. Cooke Scholarship

The Dr. Charles L. Cooke scholarship is available to students who are entering the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Student must be of African-American origin with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in their undergraduate studies. Applicants for the scholarship must write an essay on a topic that will discuss ways to further the recognition and acceptance of chiropractic within the African-American community.

Dr. Lester McCoy Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Lester McCoy Memorial Scholarship was created to attract students with good character, integrity, and a commitment to service and humanity into the field of chiropractic and to the University. Applicants must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA in all under-graduate courses prior to matriculation to SCU. Applicants must have a demonstrated history of dedicated civic, community or humanitarian service and write an essay on the experience of humanitarianism.

Dr. David E. Jackson Memorial Scholarship 

The Dr. David E. Jackson Memorial Scholarship is available to chiropractic students who have demonstrated a life-style of civic, community, or humanitarian service. Applicants must be in 3rd term or above and have a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0. They must write a 500 word essay that addresses the topic of their community or humanitarian service and why this is an important aspect of their life.

Dr. E. Maylon and Lois Drake Scholarship

The Dr. E. Maylon and Lois Drake Scholarship is available to LACC students 5th term or above with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must have demonstrated service to SCU and to the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Gertrude Dunsworth Scholarship

The Dunsworth Scholarship was created assist students matriculating into The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic who come from Native America, African American or Latin American Descent. Applicants must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA in all under-graduate courses prior to matriculation to SCU and must complete an application.

Dr. James W. Fitches Fellowship

The Dr. James W. Fitches Fellowship is available to students who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Criteria include a minimum GPA of 2.5, financial need, an essay and activity in extra-curricular support of the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Mathew Alexander Snider Scholarship

The Mathew Alexander Snider Scholarship is available to students who are 8th term or above in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Applicants must have an accumulative GPA of 3.5 and write an essay explaining why they want to be a doctor of chiropractic and expressing their own personal belief and philosophy of chiropractic.

Dr. Rachel La Croix Scholarship

The Dr. Rachel La Croix Scholarship is available to female chiropractic students with demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be in 7th term or above and have a 3.25 accumulative GPA.

Dr. Shui-Sheng Wu Scholarship 

The Dr. Shui-Sheng Wu Scholarship is available to full-time students in the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (12 units or more) who have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applicants must actively participate in AOM clubs and activities on campus and/or state and national AOM organizations.

Joyce King Stoops and Emery Stoops Scholarship 

The Joyce King Stoops and Emery Stoops Scholarship is available to students at SCU who have demonstrated professional leadership. Applicants must be 5th term and above and also be the presidents of one the following SCU clubs or organizations: ASB, SACA, SCCA, CCO, EAC, WCCS, AOMA, or PAA.

Relocation Assistance Program

The Relocation Assistance Program was developed to help students who are relocating to SCU from within the U.S. that is more than 250 miles away from campus. Student applying for this program must demonstrate financial need. The amount if the financial award will be determined on an individual basis by the members of the Relocation Committee.

Ryan Perkis Memorial Scholarship 

The Ryan Perkis Memorial Scholarship is available to full time students (12 units or above) in the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with an interest in herbology. Applicants must be 3rd term or above, have an accumulative GPA of 3.0 and must write an essay on the topic “How I plan to incorporate herbs into my practice”.

SCU Scholarship for AOM Students at Entrance

This scholarship was developed to provide financial assistance to new students entering the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Students applying for this scholarship must submit an essay discussing how they will make a difference as a practitioner in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. They must also have an overall GPA of 3.0 when applying for entrance to SCU.

SCU Scholarship for Dual Students at Entrance

This scholarship was developed to provide financial assistance to new students entering SCU as a dual student. Students applying for this scholarship must submit an essay discussing their personal philosophy of integrative health care. They must also have an overall GPA of 3.5 at entrance to SCU. Students must maintain full time status in the dual cohort program over the first semester. If courses are dropped from the dual program, the student will need to repay the scholarship award.