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AIMC Scholarships (Incoming Students)

AIMC Berkeley issues a total of three awards per entering cohort.  Awardees are selected based on academic performance, letter of recommendation, and strength of essay.  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 each award period. Questions about AIMC scholarships should be directed to scholarships@aimc.edu

PROGRAM START DATE

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

August 31, 2020July 31, 2020
January 4, 2021November 30, 2020
May 3, 2021March 29, 2021
August 30, 2021July 26, 2021

Diversity Scholarship: $5000 Award (MSOM or Full DAIM)

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 (17+ units) enrollment at $500/trimester and allocated according to credits taken for part-time students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicant must be an entering student, beginning their first term at AIMC
  • Applicant must be enrolling in AIMC’s full MSOM program (non-transfer student) or full 4 year DAIM program (non-transfer student).
  • Minimum 3.0 entering GPA
  • Submission of the AIMC Scholarship Application Form by the stated deadline
  • Submission of one Letter of Recommendation by the stated deadline. The letter may be the same submitted for Program Admission. However, a letter addressing why the applicant is deserving of the Diversity Scholarship is preferred.
  • Submission of the required essay by the stated deadline. The essay should be in 12 point font, double spaced, up to 2 pages in length and should address the following question:

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

  • Award recipient must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to receive the scholarship allotment for the subsequent trimester

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Medical Professional Scholarship: $5000 Award (MSOM or Full DAIM)

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 (17+ units) enrollment at $500/trimester and allocated according to credits taken for part-time students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must have a current license as an RN, VN, MD, ND, PharmD, NP, DC, or DO, and must maintain this license throughout the MSOM program
  • Applicant must be an entering student, beginning their first term at AIMC
  • Applicant must be enrolling in AIMC’s full MSOM program (non-transfer student) or full 4 year DAIM program (non-transfer student).
  • Minimum 3.0 entering GPA
  • Submission of the AIMC Scholarship Application Form by the stated deadline
  • Submission of one Letter of Recommendation by the stated deadline. The letter may be the same submitted for Program Admission. However, a letter addressing why the applicant is deserving of the Medical Professional Scholarship is preferred.
  • Submission of the required essay by the stated deadline. The essay should be in 12 point font, double spaced, up to 2 pages in length and should address the following question:

How do you envision your previous medical training influencing your approach to learning and practicing acupuncture, and how might this benefit your future patients?

  • Award recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to receive the scholarship allotment for the subsequent trimester.

Apply

Massage Therapist Scholarship: $5000 award (MSOM or Full DAIM)

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 will be distributed over 10 terms of full-time (17+ units) enrollment at $500/trimester and allocated according to credits taken for part-time students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must have a current certificate as a massage therapist in the State of California
  • Applicant must be an entering student, beginning their first term at AIMC
  • Applicant must be enrolling in AIMC’s full MSOM program (non-transfer student) or full 4 year DAIM program (non-transfer student).
  • Minimum 3.0 entering GPA
  • Submission of the AIMC Scholarship Application Form by the stated deadline
  • Submission of one Letter of Recommendation by the stated deadline. Letter may be the same submitted for Program Admission. However, a letter addressing why applicant is deserving of the Massage Therapist Scholarship is preferred.
  • Submission of a required essay by stated deadline. The essay should be in 12 point font, double spaced, up to 2 pages in length and should address the following question:

         How do you envision your previous massage training influencing your approach to learning and practicing acupuncture, and how might this benefit your future patients?

  • Award recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to receive the scholarship allotment for the subsequent trimester.

Apply

30th Anniversary Scholarship: Award up to $1000 (Doctoral Completion Track)

AIMC wants to support its alumni and encourage the pursuit of knowledge in the field of acupuncture and integrative medicine.  In this spirit, and to celebrate the school’s 30th Anniversary, all AIMC Alum who start the January 2021 Doctoral Completion program will automatically receive a $500 award toward tuition.  DAIM applicants who are alumni also have the opportunity to apply for an additional $500 scholarship by submitting the required essay. The scholarship award committee will select five individuals per entering cohort to receive the supplemental $500 Anniversary Scholarship.  The award will be distributed over 2 terms at $250/trimester.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must have completed a Masters degree from AIMC Berkeley
  • Applicant must be an entering student, beginning the DAIM doctoral completion program in January 2021
  • Submission of the AIMC Scholarship Application Form by December 1, 2020
  • Submission of the required essay by December 1, 2020. The essay should be in 12 point font, double spaced, up to 2 pages in length and should address the following question:

What communities or types of patients would you most like to serve and why?

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Diversity Grants (Current Students)

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.

Outside Scholarships

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.

ScholarshipDeadline Month
Nuherbs TCM Scholarship*April
Trudy McAlister AOM Scholarship Fund*January
American Board of Oriental Reproductive MedicineMarch
Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship ProgramMarch
Chicana Latina FoundationMarch
American Association of Japanese University WomenFebruary
Express Medical Supply Scholarship ProgramDecember
Rover ScholarshipMay
Chester Entrepreneur ScholarshipSept & April
Splento Photography ScholarshipMarch
CFF Foundation Education Awardyear round
Albertson & Davidson LLP ScholarshipMay
CoverWallet ScholarshipMay
Insignia SEO ScholarshipAugust
Mercer Mettl Scholarship for Emerging LeadersDecember
Tianjin University Postgraduate ScholarshipJune
G2 Overachievers GrantNovember
TriviaQuestions4u ScholarshipJune
OutdoorStacks Annual Financial Aid ProgramSeptember
EssayOn Time Scholarship ContestDecember
Surfshark's Privacy & Security ScholarshipNovember
Delta Scholarship ContestJune

Testimonials

"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

- Master’s Student