Scholarships – Acupuncture, Massage, and Nursing

Scholarships – Acupuncture, Massage, and Nursing

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine strives to provide students with current information on scholarship opportunities. Please be sure to check the application deadlines as they occur at different times throughout the year. For more information on alternative medicine scholarships' criteria and deadlines, select the scholarship links provided.

Scholarship Resources

Sallie Mae’s graduate scholarship program is back! They are now accepting applications from future and current graduate students for a $20,000 “Bridging the Dream” Scholarship. The deadline is February 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Four inspiring students will be awarded $20,000 each for their graduate or professional degree. Students can enter for their chance to win from January 4, 2019 – February 15, 2019 at

You can also find scholarships with their free Graduate School Scholarship Search at It matches students with scholarships based on skills, activities, and interests.

Lists the 240 federal government programs (grants loans and grants) benefiting students:

Grants and loans available to women from P.E.O.

Scholarship resource for women

Scholarship resource for everyone - for everyone
Scholarships listed for many categories.  Students in public health degrees are listed specifically, but there are also scholarships designated for students who have disabilities, are veterans, for women, and for people who are Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Black, and Asian:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships and Grants for women

Acupuncture Scholarships

American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) Annual Scholarship

The purpose of the ABORM Annual Scholarship is to foster new scholarly inquiry in the field of Oriental Reproductive Medicine & Infertility for publication in the Journal of Chinese Medicine. The ABORM Annual Scholarship amount is $1000.00, with the scholarship to be paid in full upon successful submission and acceptance for publication of an article in the Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM).  Applications with topic proposals must be submitted to the ABORM by March 31st annually, and the winner will be notified by April 30th of that same year. 

Nuherbs Chinese Medicine Scholarship

Through this scholarship program, Nuherbs Co. has pledged its ongoing support to the future of Chinese Medicine and this beautiful heritage of healing. Offering three Chinese medicine and Acupuncture scholarships to aid students in their studies.

Trudy McAlister Foundation – AOM Scholarship Fund

The AOM Scholarship Fund (a division of the Trudy McAlister Scholarship Foundation) is a merit-based scholarship fund for students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in ACAOM accredited schools. Basic support scholarships for students who have completed at least one full academic year of their professional training and who, in the opinion of their faculty, advisors and the advisors of the Fund, show unusual promise in the practice of this medicine.

Massage Scholarships

American Massage Therapy Associate (AMTA) Scholarship

AMTA awards several scholarships throughout the year for students in massage programs. The application process is very simple.

Follow this link for further information:

Successful Hand Grants Programs

This program supports the professional massage therapy students and their schools. Several student grants are available through an essay submission process. Their application cycle opens in the fall:

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

The Jeannette Rankin Scholarship is a great opportunity for low-income women over 35 who are returning to school to pursue various career paths. This scholarship allows these women to pursue their associate or first bachelor's degree or attend a technical or vocational school. So it's perfect for women who are interested in scholarships for massage therapy. There were 78 grants awarded in 2006 to recipients in the amount of $2,000. Deadline is March 18.

Nursing Scholarships

Pacific College Full-time Nursing Program Scholarship

To provide assistance to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine students who are attending the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's B.S. Completion Program in Nursing on a full-time basis. Details and Application Form

CampusRN/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund

For students who are enrolled in a BSN, master's or doctoral degree program in nursing at an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member school. Special consideration will be given to students who are enrolled in a master's or doctoral program with the goal of pursuing a nursing faculty career, or who are completing an RN-to-BSN program or are enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate or mater's degree nursing program. Must be a CampusRN member.
Email: [email protected]
Deadlines: January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, November 1
Amount: $2,500

Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program

Must be a current member of American Holistic Nurses' Association (AHNA) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program related to holistic nursing.
Phone: (800) 278-2462, ext. 10
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: January 1 to March 15
Amount: To be announced (varies depending on available funds)

For those interested in scholarships for nurses oriented toward those with qualifying disabilities, various undergraduate and graduate scholarships for full-time nursing students with a documented disability are available.
Phone: (561) 627-9872; TTY (561) 776-9442
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: June 1
Amount: $250 to $500, depending on the scholarship

AACN/Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship

Available to nursing or pre-nursing students from underrepresented populations. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association also offers many other general and regional nursing scholarships.
Deadline: January 13
Amount: Unspecified

Indian Health Service: Health Professions Scholarship Program

Open to full- and part-time American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking an undergraduate or graduate education in the health care field; priority is given to graduate students and junior- and senior-level undergrad students. Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe and agree to serve one year in an IHS facility or other program serving Indian people for each year of financial support. Pre-nursing scholarships are also available.
Contact: Eric Pinto
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: February 28
Amount: Unspecified

National Association of Hispanic Nurses: National Scholarship Awards

Open to NAHN members enrolled in accredited associate, diploma, baccalaureate, graduate or LPN/LVN nursing programs; must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Contact: Maria Castro
Phone: (818) 571-9185
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: April 5
Amount: $1,000

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: McNeil Rural Scholarship

Available to RNs accepted into a master's or post-master's pediatric nurse practitioner program. Must have at least one year of previous work experience in pediatrics, be a member of NAPNAP and agree to practice in an underserved rural setting after completion of studies. Several other NAPNAP scholarships are also available.
Phone: (856) 857-9700
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: June 30
Amount: $10,000 to $20,000

Other Scholarships Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to three students every year, graduate and undergraduate, for their responses to essay questions listed on their website. Applications tend to be due in December.

New York-only General Scholarship
If you are a high school or college student in the Hudson Valley Region and are enrolled in a 2-5 year institution, you can apply for the $1,000 Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond LLP Superhero Scholarship. Due May 31.

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare.
Deadline: June 30

Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students
This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years.
Deadline for Spring: January 31, 2017
Deadline for Fall August 31, 2017