Thanks to a generous donation from the CHP Group, OCOM is able to offer three Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships of $10,000 to incoming first professional (MAc, MACM, or DACM/MACM) students for the 2021-2022 academic year. CHP CEO, OCOM Board member and donor, Michell Hay, reflects on the impact of this gift, “We appreciate the quality education programs that OCOM offers, and the valuable patient care you provide in the community to carry out the mission to transform healthcare.” This gift can have a major impact on reducing barriers to enrollment for students looking to bring that mission to communities currently underserved by licensed acupuncturists.

Any student applicant who has applied for Federal Financial Aid and identifies as coming from a diverse background and intends to serve an underserved community with their future practice is encouraged to apply. The process includes completing an application and submitting an essay (two-page, double spaced maximum) answering the question, “How will an OCOM education help you to increase acupuncture and integrative medicine access in a community you hope to serve?” 

The scholarship committee will review all application materials and select the recipient based on eligibility, essay grammar and writing, adherence to topic, and depth of content. Applicants will be notified of the results by mid-June 2021.  The Office of Financial Aid will incorporate the scholarship into the student’s 2021-2022 financial aid award letter.

Interested students should apply by the regular decision deadline of April 30, 2021. Download the application