AIMC Berkeley awards several scholarships each trimester. Awardees are selected based on strength of essay, academic performance, and letter of recommendation. The Scholarship Committee will select and notify applicants three weeks before the beginning of the trimester. Individuals may apply to more than one scholarship, but can only be the recipient of one scholarship during their program. Questions about AIMC scholarships should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAM START DATE
|August 30, 2021||August 6, 2021|
|January 3, 2022||December 3, 2021|
AIMC is committed to its principles of diversity and inclusion, and wants to support minority students who have traditionally been underrepresented in the field of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, including Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), as well as Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQ+) individuals, and other self-identified minorities. For each cohort, the Scholarship Committee will select one individual for a $5,000 Scholarship. The award is applied toward the total program tuition on a per term basis. The award is split up over 10 terms of full-time (12+ units) enrollment at $500/trimester. Part-time students (6-11 units) will be awarded $250/trimester, not to exceed a total of $5000.
Given your personal experiences and background, describe what/how you could contribute to diversity and awareness at AIMC, or discuss an experience or encounter that highlights the importance of diversity and tolerance to you
AIMC wants to support Naturopaths, Pharmacists, Chiropractors, Nurse Practitioners, and Registered and Vocational Nurses who are working towards becoming acupuncturists. AIMC will award one Medical Professional Scholarship per beginning cohort for the professions listed below. For each cohort, the Scholarship Award Committee will select one individual for a $5,000 Scholarship. The award is applied toward the total program tuition on a per term basis. The award is split up over 10 terms of full-time (12+ units) enrollment at $500/trimester. Part-time students (6-11 units) will be awarded $250/trimester, not to exceed a total of $5000.
How do you envision your previous medical training influencing your approach to learning and practicing acupuncture, and how might this benefit your future patients?
AIMC wants to support massage therapists who are working towards becoming licensed acupuncturists. The scholarship award committee will select one individual per entering cohort to receive a $5000 Massage Therapist Scholarship. The award is split up over 10 terms of full-time (12+ units) enrollment at $500/trimester. Part-time students (6-11 units) will be awarded $250/trimester, not to exceed a total of $5000.
How do you envision your previous massage training influencing your approach to learning and practicing acupuncture, and how might this benefit your future patients?
AIMC wants to support students who are continuing their education at AIMC after beginning their acupuncture training at another institution. The scholarship award committee will select one individual per entering cohort to receive a $500 per term New Leaf Scholarship. The award is split up over the remaining enrollment period at $500/trimester. Part-time students (6-11 units) will be awarded $250/trimester, not to exceed a total of $5000. Course retakes/audits taken by transfer students at no charge are not included in credit calculations to determine full or part-time status.
As a transfer student, what prompted you to apply to AIMC Berkeley? What prior knowledge and/or experience are you bringing with you, and what are your plans once you complete your program?
AIMC wants to support students who are in financial need. The scholarship award committee will select one individual per trimester to receive a $500 per term Need-Based Scholarship. The award is split up over the student’s remaining enrollment period at $500/trimester. Part-time students (6-11 units) will be awarded $250/trimester, not to exceed a total of $5000..
Please describe any financial challenges or difficulties you are currently facing, and how you would benefit from the scholarship, including how the award would help you achieve your academic and/or career goals.
AIMC Berkeley, in keeping with its principles of diversity and inclusion as well as its commitment to fighting racism and discrimination, is dedicating up to $2000 per trimester to projects that increase awareness, address the needs, highlight the accomplishments, and/or contribute to the advancement of underrepresented groups. These groups include, but are not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons with disabilities, and people of low socioeconomic status.
All AIMC students, in all programs, are invited to submit a grant proposal for a portion of the funds to be used towards diversity initiatives. While most grant awards are anticipated to be approximately $250 or less to ensure a diversity of voices, greater amounts may be considered based on the scope, significance, and impact of the project.
Proposals will be reviewed by the AIMC Scholarship Committee on an ongoing basis. The maximum total of all grants awarded each trimester will not exceed $2000. Although the Scholarship Committee typically funds projects for one trimester at a time, it is open to renewal of funding in subsequent trimesters if the project’s need and impact are successfully demonstrated in the prior trimester.
To submit a proposal, students must complete a proposal form and submit it to the AIMC Scholarship Committee. Students should submit proposals a minimum of 45 days in advance of the expected project start date.
Below is a list of scholarships that AIMC students may be eligible for. Please note that unless indicated by an asterisk (*), the scholarships listed are not directly affiliated or endorsed by AIMC. We recommend students thoroughly read scholarship requirements and avoid any scholarships that request any type of application fee. Students can also conduct customized scholarship searches at sites such as PersonalFinanceAnalyst.com or FastWeb.com.
|Nuherbs TCM Scholarship*||April|
|Trudy McAlister AOM Scholarship Fund*||January|
|American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine||March|
|Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship Program||March|
|Chicana Latina Foundation||March|
|American Association of Japanese University Women||February|
|Express Medical Supply Scholarship Program||December|
|Chester Entrepreneur Scholarship||Sept & April|
|Splento Photography Scholarship||March|
|CFF Foundation Education Award||year round|
|Albertson & Davidson LLP Scholarship||May|
|Insignia SEO Scholarship||August|
|Mercer Mettl Scholarship for Emerging Leaders||December|
|Tianjin University Postgraduate Scholarship||June|
|G2 Overachievers Grant||November|
|OutdoorStacks Annual Financial Aid Program||September|
|EssayOn Time Scholarship Contest||December|
|Surfshark's Privacy & Security Scholarship||November|
|Delta Scholarship Contest||June|
|Stephen Semprevivo Startup Scholarship||April|
|Home Kitchenary Scholarship||June|
|SI Yachts Positive Values Scholarship||December|
|Amanda Creation Scholarship||August|
|CustodyX Change Scholarship||Year round|
|Lexington Law Scholarship||May|
|24H Pest Pros Scholarship||December|
|Click Intelligence Scholarship||December|
|Vector Movers NJ Scholarship||March|
|BeMo Scholarship||May & October|
|Apex Lighting Scholarship||November|
|Trial Pro P.A. Scholarship||January|
|Dura-Pack Scholarship||May, Sept, Jan|
|Keruto Koi Scholarship||March|
|Allen Scott Blackhall Scholarship||December|
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