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.

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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Chiro One Wellness Centers Scholarship

The Chiro One Wellness Centers’ Endowed Scholarship is one of many manifestations of Chiro One Wellness Centers’ unique vision, “that all human beings discover their full potential.” Co-Founder Dr. Sam Wang believes that support for the future leaders of chiropractic is a crucial part of the growing paradigm shift toward wellness in health care.

Applications are accepted each summer term and the scholarship is awarded each fall term to one student in the amount of $1,000.

A winning submission will address the questions below thoroughly and creatively – with specific examples and is void of grammatical errors or formatting issues. Some 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.

The scholarship recipient will then be invited to share a thank you message to Chiro One Wellness Centers via video recording or written statement and photo.

Qualifications:

  • Q10–12 DC student, currently enrolled
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above

Essay Questions:

  1. How will you make an impact as a future leader in the chiropractic profession? (200-400 words)
  2. What activities and/or organizations are you participating in now as a student? (100-200 words)

Application deadline: Friday, August 27, 2021

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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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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.

Qualifications:

  • Belong to a racial group underrepresented in chiropractic medicine
  • 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)

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

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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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