Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarships

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Community Service and Leadership Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500-1,000, dependent on funding availability and applicant pool.


  • Continuing UWS student
  • Must attend Spring 2023
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

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

  • Describe the nature and degree of service involvement, length of service, and why you believe the specific service activity is important. How will this service experience benefit you in your future career and as a community member? How will this service benefit the campus, profession, and/or community?

Deadline: February 17, 2023. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Diversity in Health Care Scholarship

University of Western States recognizes diversity as a strength and that a racially and ethnically diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, faculty and staff. UWS also acknowledges the need to increase diversity within the chiropractic profession to better serve communities of color. The university offers the Diversity in Health Care scholarship to support ongoing advancement towards achieving racial equity among doctors of chiropractic medicine.


  • Belong to a racial group underrepresented in chiropractic medicine
  • 3.0 GPA or higher in prerequisite coursework
  • Must be an incoming chiropractic student for winter 2023 term
  • Essay: (350-word minimum, 500-word maximum. 12-point font, double-spaced)

Essay Question:

As a practicing chiropractic physician, describe the role will you play serving and treating a diversity of patients, their families and their communities? Strong essay responses may include:

  • Insight into your lived experience, identity, community and/or culture
  • A commitment to expanding or supporting diversity equity, and inclusion in chiropractic medicine
  • An interest in working with populations that are underserved by the chiropractic profession