MATCM Scholarships

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Scholarships help reduce the amount students spend on their education and enable achievement of career goals

At YSU, we provide students with a remarkable educational opportunity. In turn, our students bring rich, diverse experiences, adding to the vibrancy of the Yo San Community.

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we are able to reward achievement among our student body with scholarship support. By offsetting the cost of attendance, we hope to ensure YSU remains a dynamic place of learning for all!

Interested incoming and current students must meet specific eligibility requirements and submit the appropriate application with any supporting documentation (if specified) by published deadlines. Deadlines may vary by scholarship programs.

Incoming Students

Founders’ Award

Each trimester, Yo San University awards this $1,000 tuition credit to one incoming student possessing high academic and personal achievement. This award is for MATCM students and transfer students with no more than 30 transfer credits, and is awarded one time only. No additional application materials are required other than application for admission.

Yo San Legacy Scholarship

The Yo San Legacy Scholarship recognizes academic excellence and perseverance in the MATCM program.  Currently enrolled MATCM students who have completed at least two years (defined as 96 credit units) in the program are eligible for the award. This award is an $800 tuition credit per trimester, renewable for six consecutive trimesters. Up to two (2) awards are given per trimester.

For the initial award, applicants must submit a completed scholarship application. The recipient(s) will be selected by a scholarship committee based on each applicant’s academic performance as well as contributions in general to the YSU community.

The Legacy Scholarship is renewable for six (6) consecutive trimesters, and applicants must meet the following criteria for renewal:

  1. Outstanding academic performance
  2. Maintaining a minimum term GPA of 3.5
  3. Maintaining a full-time course load of no less than 12 credits
  4. Maintaining in overall good standing  (payment of all outstanding balances, absence of adverse disciplinary actions, etc.)

The William H. Hazen Foundation Scholarship
This cash-scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic achievement along with talent and demonstrated leadership potential.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Decisions will be based on the applicant’s ability to express themselves on the topic and eligibility requirements. One award per year of $4000 will be dispersed over three (3) consecutive trimesters.

This scholarship is currently available enrolled MATCM students who have completed at least two years (defined as 96 credit units) in the program.

Selection Criteria
Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application. The recipient will be selected by
a scholarship committee based on the following criteria:
  1. Be at least of third year status in the MATCM program (having successfully completed no less than 96 units)
  2. Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  3. Be a recipient of need-based federal financial aid at YSU
  4. Demonstrate commitment to a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine


To apply online please click here

Dean’s Award

The Dean’s Award is awarded every trimester to the student with the highest score on the MATCM Graduation Examination. Only first-time test-takers are eligible for this prize, and a minimum score of 80% is required. The prize comes with a cash award of $150 and a certificate recognizing the recipient’s achievement.

Board of Trustees Meritorious Award

The Board of Trustees Meritorious Award is a $300 cash prize, together with a Certificate of Merit, presented annually to the graduating student with the highest final cumulative grade point average (above 3.75). This award is presented at the annual commencement ceremony.

Additional Outside TCM Scholarships

Mayway Scholarship
Eligibility & Requirements:

  • The Mayway Scholarship Program is open to DAOM and Master’s level students who are currently enrolled in an ACAOM–accredited college of Oriental Medicine within the United States and who will be attending OM college in Fall term in the year you are applying. Master’s level students should have completed the college’s classes in Materia Medica or Chinese herbs
  • One entry per person each year is allowed
  • The student must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.25 in their OM program, which shall be verified by the College’s Registrar

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Nuherbs Co. Scholarship
Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Current student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Attend a participating ACAOM accredited acupuncture school
  • Completion of Application and Essay
  • You must be enrolled in an ACAOM accredited school at the time of the application. You also must plan to attend the Fall term in the year you are applying. Students who graduating or will be new students in the fall of the year they are applying are not eligible).

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Trudy McAlister Scholarship
Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Completed at least one full academic year of their professional training.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA from of ACAOM accredited college of AOM of 3.6
  • Minimum cumulative GPA from Undergraduate Studies (accredited college) of 3.5
  • Each college can nominate up to three students.

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