Scholarships

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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.

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Scholarships for New students

Alumni Association Scholarship at Entrance

Applicants for the Alumni Association Scholarship at Entrance 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. As available the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

The Institute of Science Program Transition Scholarship

The IOS 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 IOS Transition Scholarship must have attended the SCU Institute of Science Program and will be matriculating into the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Applicants for the IOS Transition Scholarship must have completed the following number of courses with the corresponding cumulative GPA ’s. 3 IOS classes with a GPA of 3.25, 6 IOS classes with a GPA of 3.0, 8 IOS classes with a GPA of 2.75. As available the scholarship award amounts are: $750 if applicant completed 3 IOS classes, $1250 if applicant completed 6 IOS classes and $2,000 if applicant completed 8 IOS classes.

Relocation Assistance Program

The Relocation Assistance Program was developed to help students who are relocating to SCU from areas within the U.S. more than 250 miles away from the SCU campus. Student applying for this program must demonstrate financial need.

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 provided they maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA . The applicant for this scholarship must provide appropriate documentation of their relationship with the alumnus.

The Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge Scholarship was developed to assist international students seeking to pursue a degree in complementary and alternative health care at SCU. The Bridge Scholarship is a one-time relocation award that will assist the student with expenses of moving to the United States to attend SCU. The applicant must be a citizen of a foreign country and not have US citizenship. As available the award for chiropractic students is $1,000 and the award for acupuncture and oriental medicine students is $750.

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 their tuition. Applicants need to be a chiropractic or acupuncture and oriental medicine student. Applicant must maintain fulltime enrollment.

SCU Scholarship for AOM Students at Entrance

This scholarship was developed to provide financial assistance to new students entering the College of Eastern 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. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 when applying for entrance to SCU. As available the award is a one-time $500 award.

Dr. Gertrude Dunsworth Scholarship

The Dunsworth Scholarship was created assist students matriculating into The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic who come from underserved populations, such as 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. As available the award is $500.

Dr. James W. Fitches Fellowship

The Dr. James W. Fitches Fellowship is available to chiropractic students in their first term who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Criteria include a cumulative GPA of 2.5, financial need, an essay and activity in extra-curricular support of the chiropractic profession. As available the award is $1,000.

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. The scholarship will be awarded upon entrance 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. As available the award is $1,000.

Dr. Charles L. Cooke Scholarship

The Charles L. Cooke Scholarship was created to assist African American chiropractic students upon entrance to SCU. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of matriculation. The applicant must write an essay on a topic that will discuss ways to further the recognition and acceptance of chiropractic within the African American community. As available the award is $500.

Scholarships for Continuing Students

The Dana Goodrich Deane Scholarship

The Goodrich-Deane family has created a scholarship to honor SCU alum, the late Dana Goodrich Deane (DC, 1992). The Dana Goodrich Deane Memorial scholarship provides an opportunity to financially assist Chiropractic students in their 4th or 5th term, who have a demonstrated interest in lifestyle medicine (mind body medicine, food as medicine, yoga,) in achieving their education goals. This scholarship is awarded every 2 years to 2 chiropractic students. Each student receives $15,000.00 per year for 2 years. This scholarship is funded in partnership with the Nutri-West company in memoriam of Dr. Paul White.

The Betty and Dr. Herman H. Mindlin Scholarship

The Dr. Herman H. Mindlin Scholarship was established by his spouse Betty Mindlin in honor of Dr. Herman H. Mindlin. Dr. Herman H. Mindlin was a practicing chiropractor in California from 1943 until 1967. The recipient of the scholarship must be a student enrolled in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and have a demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Shui-Sheng Wu Scholarship

The Dr. Shui-Sheng Wu Scholarship was established by Dr. Wen-Shuo Wu to honor Dr. Shui-Sheng Wu a respected practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Taiwan. The recipient of the scholarship must: be a full time student in the College of Eastern Medicine at SCU have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, full-time students in the College of Eastern Medicine as defined as (12 units or more) and actively participates in AOM clubs and activities on campus and/or state and national AOM organizations. As available the scholarship award is $500.

Alumni Association Scholarship

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 health care professions. The Alumni Association offers two scholarships, one to be awarded to current students in terms 2 through 10 and the other to be awarded to a student at entrance. Applicants for the Alumni Association Scholarship in terms 2 through 10 must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time the scholarship is awarded. The requirement is that the applicant demonstrate participation in community service or community outreach programs during their time at the University. As available the scholarship award amount is $1,000 each term 2 through 10.

Ryan Perkis Memorial Scholarship

The Ryan Perkis Memorial Scholarship is available to full time students (12 units or above) in the College of Eastern Medicine with an interest in herbology. Applicants must be 3rd term or above, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must write an essay on the topic “How I plan to incorporate herbs into my practice”. As available the award is $500.

Dr. David E. Jackson Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. David E. Jackson Scholarship was established by Dr. David E. Jackson a graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Applicants must have demonstrated civic, community or humanitarian service prior to matriculating at SCU or during their time at the University. They must write a 500-word essay that addresses the topic of their community and/ or humanitarian service and why this is an important aspect of their life. Applicants must be in term 3 or above and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. As available the scholarship award amount is $1,000.

SCU Humanitarian Scholarship

The SCU Humanitarian Scholarship was established to assist chiropractic and acupuncture and oriental medicine students that show a high degree of humanitarianism and have exhibited leadership in the field of community and service involvement. Applicants must be in term 3 or higher, have a cumulative GPA of 2.85, write a 300 word essay on the topic of alternative health care and humanitarianism. As available the award for chiropractic students is $750 and the award for acupuncture and oriental medicine students is $500.

SCU Leadership Scholarship

SCU Leadership Scholarship was established to recognize the future leaders of SCU’s complementary and alternative health care professions. Applicants must be in term 3 or higher, have a cumulative GPA of 2.85, write a 300 word essay on the topic of leadership. As available the award for chiropractic students is $750 and the award for acupuncture and oriental medicine students is $500.

Dr. E. Maylon and Lois Drake Scholarship

The Dr. E. Maylon and Lois Drake Scholarship is available to students in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 5th term or above with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of the scholarship award. Applicants must have demonstrated a history of dedicated service to SCU and to the chiropractic profession. The service performed by the student must be voluntary and they cannot receive any financial compensation. Service through the College Work Study program does not qualify. As available the scholarship award amount is $500.

Joyce King Stoops and Emery Stoops Scholarship

Joyce King Stoops and Emery Stoops Scholarship was established by Joyce King Stoops a former Board of Regents of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. The applicants of the Joyce King Stoops and Emery Stoops Scholarship must be a chiropractic or acupuncture and oriental medicine student enrolled between 5th and 10th term. As available the scholarship award is $500. The applicant must demonstrate professional leadership in the chiropractic and acupuncture and oriental medicine student organizations. Applicants must be 5th term and above and also be the presidents of one the following SCU clubs or organizations:

  • Associated Student Body
  • Student American Chiropractic Association
  • Student California Chiropractic Association
  • Council of Clubs and Organizations
  • Education Advancement Committee
  • World Congress of Chiropractic Students
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association
  • Progressive Acupuncture Association

The Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship was established by Dr. John Scaringe at the time of his inauguration as President of the Southern California University of Health Sciences to recognize and acknowledge outstanding students at SCU who exhibit leadership in evidence-based, integrative healthcare. The Presidential Scholarship will be awarded once a year. The recipient must be an SCU student in the 6th term or above who is enrolled in SCU College of Eastern Medicine or Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Applicants for the Presidential Scholarship must: have a cumulative GPA of 3.3, have demonstrated history of leadership in evidence based, integrative health care during their time at SCU and submit an essay of 500-600 words defining evidence based practice and integrative medicine. The scholarship award is $2,500.

Dr. Rachel La Croix Scholarship

The Dr. Rachel La Croix Scholarship was established by Dr. Rachel La Croix a graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Recipients of the Rachel La Croix Scholarship must be female chiropractic students with demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be in 7th term or above and have a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Dr. Mathew Alexander Snider Scholarship

The Dr. Mathew Alexander Snider Scholarship was established by the Snider family in honor of Dr. Mathew Alexander Snider. The recipient of the Dr. Matthew Alexander Snider Scholarship must be enrolled in their 8th to 10th term in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Applicants must have an cumulative 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.

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