Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarships

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Scholarship Application Deadlines:

  • August 6, 2021 for Fall 2021 applicants
  • November 5, 2021 for Winter 2022 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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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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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. Your response will be rated based on the thoroughness of your answer to this question, creativity and grammar. Preference will be given to students who identify as a member of traditionally underrepresented populations based on factors such as race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and gender identity as part of their response.

Qualifications:

  • DC student enrolled spring 2021.

Amount: $500 to 10 recipients

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 March 5, 2021. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Gender and Health Care 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)

  • Give an example of an individual or group from world history who has crossed gender barriers. What lessons from their experience can you use to help create change in the chiropractic field?

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