Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarships

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2019-2020 Scholarship Application Deadlines:

  • July 12 for fall 2019 applicants
  • August 30, 2019 for the Standard Process scholarship
  • October 11 for winter 2020 applicants

DC Prerequisite Science Award

This scholarship is specifically for students who need an organic chemistry or biochemistry course to qualify for admission to the UWS Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program. The scholarship will be applied to first term tuition upon matriculation to the DC program. Award amount will match the direct costs (tuition, fees and lab equipment) for the prerequisite courses. This award is automatically granted to those who qualify and no application is required. Contact your admissions advisor for questions regarding your eligibility.

Qualifications:

  • Offer of acceptance to the doctor of chiropractic program requiring completion of organic or biochemistry prerequisite
  • Completion of organic chemistry or biochemistry through the UWS pre-professional science program (must achieve a grade of C or higher)
  • Matriculation into and enrollment through 60% of first quarter in the UWS DC program
  • Must be an incoming student

This scholarship is automatically awarded to students who qualify and does not count toward the two scholarship maximum.

Career Change Scholarship

Part of what makes the UWS chiropractic student body dynamic are the transferable skills learned in previous careers. Applicants who are making a career change to pursue the doctor of chiropractic degree are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500-1,500, dependent on funding availability and applicant pool.

Qualifications:

  • applicants changing careers to become a chiropractic physician
  • 3.0 GPA or higher in prerequisite coursework
  • must be an incoming chiropractic student
  • preference given to students who are returning to school after a gap in enrollment in higher education

Essay: (350-word minimum, 500-word maximum. 12-point font, double-spaced)

  • How will your previous career experience help you excel in this new field?

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Dr. Jan Neal Scholarship for Learning Resources and Technology

Dr. Jan Neal, UWS DC class of ’86, established this scholarship to help current UWS DC students reduce the financial burden of purchasing supplies and technology. Dr. Neal remembers the quarterly struggle to find money to buy books, supplies, equipment and last minute classroom materials when she was a student and wanted to help.

Dr. Neal’s generous gift is designed to ease the financial burden of future chiropractors by helping to defer the costs of technology, textbooks, and other learning materials required for the doctor of chiropractic program (DCP). Scholarships will be awarded to recipients selected by the UWS Scholarship Committee. Scholarship amounts will be determined based on a number of factors, including available funds and the strength of applications received each award cycle.

Essay Question (200-word minimum, 500-word maximum)

• How would receiving the Dr. Jan Neal Scholarship for Learning Resources and Technology help off-set the cost of texts, learning resources or devices to access learning materials make a difference in your life and educational experience?

Application Deadline:
Noon PST on November 15, 2019. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Diversity in Health Care Scholarship

To promote and increase diversity within the chiropractic profession, this scholarship is intended to support students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations pursuing a career in health care.

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500-1,500, dependent on funding availability and applicant pool.

Qualifications:

  • historically underrepresented populations
  • 3.0 GPA or higher in prerequisite coursework
  • must be an incoming chiropractic student
  • preference will be given to applicants who identify as a member of an underrepresented population based on factors such as race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and gender identity

Essay: (350-word minimum, 500-word maximum. 12-point font, double-spaced)

  • Explain your reason for applying for the diversity in health care scholarship.

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Dean’s Scholarship

As a leader in the chiropractic field, UWS Takes the Lead in awarding scholarly and clinical excellence. Qualified applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the challenges facing the health care profession.

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500-1,500, dependent on funding availability and applicant pool.

Qualifications:

  • 3.75 GPA or higher in prerequisite coursework
  • must be an incoming chiropractic student
  • preference will be given to applicants with clinical and/or publishing experience

Essay: (350-word minimum, 500-word maximum. 12-point font, double-spaced, at least three citations)

  • What do you see as one of the biggest health care issues and how do you see the chiropractic profession addressing this issue?

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Gender Equality Scholarship

Historically, the chiropractic profession has been comprised largely of male practitioners. UWS offers this scholarship to support ongoing advancement towards achieving gender equality among doctors of chiropractic medicine.

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500-1,500, dependent on funding availability and applicant pool.

Qualifications:

  • 3.0 GPA or higher in prerequisite coursework
  • must be an incoming chiropractic student

Essay: (350-word minimum, 500-word maximum. 12-point font, double-spaced)

  • How can gender equality in the chiropractic field benefit the profession and patient experience?

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Standard Process Scholarship

Standard Process manufactures high-quality, nutritional whole food supplements and offers more than 300 products through three product lines: Standard Process whole food supplements, Standard Process Veterinary Formulas™, and MediHerb®herbal supplements. The products are available only through health care professionals.

Standard Process is involved in every step of production. The company grows crops on company-owned, organically certified farmland, utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, and employs the highest quality control standards. Standard Process strictly adheres to the Food and Drug Administration’s good manufacturing practice requirements. Through these measures, Standard Process can ensure that its products are of the utmost quality and potency.

For more information about Standard Process, visit www.standardprocess.com.

The Standard Process Scholarship was established, thanks to the generous support of Standard Process Inc., to recognize
academic excellence and the integration of chiropractic study and nutrition. The scholarship is $2,500, awarded to two students. Winners will be chosen by a committee consisting of UWS faculty and staff.

Qualifications: Academic performance (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher through spring 2019 in DC coursework); Full-time, continuing student in the doctor of chiropractic program during fall 2019

Essay Question (essay must be 1-2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font):

  • When you enter into practice, how will you work to integrate nutrition into your practice to maximize the health of your patients?

Application Deadline: Noon PST on August 30, 2019. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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