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’ Scholarship
Each trimester, Yo San University awards this $1,000 scholarship to one incoming student possessing high academic and personal achievement. The Founders’ Scholars honor the continuation of the 39th generation represented by our students. No additional application materials are required other than application for admission.

Yo San Legacy Scholarship
Beginning with the Fall 2015 Trimester, incoming students who’ve earned the Founders’ Scholarship will also be eligible to apply for the Yo San Legacy Scholarship upon the completion of their third year at YSU. For example winners for the Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016 will compete in one cohort in August 2018. Recipients must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to apply. The student will be chosen through an application and interview process. The student chosen for the Legacy Scholarship will receive $4,000 to be disbursed during the final year of studies.

The Hazen Core Values Scholarship
Available to incoming first-time applicants to Yo San University, this scholarship is awarded based on a student’s ability to express in writing how she or he will be able to serve others using his or her YSU education.

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 of $500 will be awarded each trimester.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have completed two years of study at an accredited institution.
  • Must have earned a minimum 3.25 GPA overall
  • Must be admitted to Yo San University
  • Must be enrolled full time (12 hours or more) in the MATCM program by the week before the first week of classes and maintain full-time status for the first three trimesters.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application and include a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 500 words that expresses how they embody one or more of the core values of YSU (as posted on our website). Applications received after the posted deadline will only be accepted in cases of uncontrollable circumstances communicated to and with a grant of extension by the scholarship review committee.

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Current Students

William H. Hazen Foundation Scholarship
The William H. Hazen Foundation Scholarship is available to all currently matriculated MATCM students who meet the following criteria and are in good standing with the university:

  • Be at least of third year status in the MATCM program (having successfully completed no less than 96 units)
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • Be a recipient of need-based federal financial aid at YSU
  • Demonstrate commitment to a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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.

Learn more about other scholarships available to TCM students from other sources . . .

Below are three scholarships for students attending ACAOM accredited universities:
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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