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Scholarships

Contact the Office of Admissions for more information about the on-campus and online degree programs offered by the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).

New, Incoming Student Scholarships – Still available!

  • ND Academic Achievement – GPA 3.4-3.79 – $5,000
  • ND and CCM Academic Merit – GPA less than 3.4 – $2,000

A limited amount of scholarship funds are still available exclusively for new, incoming students. Complete the Incoming Student Scholarship Application and Essay, along with your admissions application, as early as possible for priority consideration.

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office.

Current Student Scholarships

Through the generosity of many donors, National University of Natural Medicine is pleased to offer more than $162,000 in 2022-23 scholarships to assist students with the cost of education. Visit each scholarship page to learn more about the scholarship and any scholarship-specific eligibility requirements.

  • Applications open: April 27, 2022
  • Submission deadline: July 1, 2022
  • Scholarship recipients announced: September, 2022

Please direct any financial aid-specific questions to Sally Kalstrom at skalstrom@nunm.edu. All other questions can be directed to Dr. Carrie Baldwin-Sayre at advancement@nunm.edu

Core Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply

Complete the 2022-23 NUNM Scholarship Application. Applicants will be asked to upload their scholarship-specific essays at the end of the application. Students may apply for more than one scholarship if they are eligible. 

Essay Format requirements 

  1. All essays, unless otherwise instructed, must be no less than 470 words and no more than 500 words. 
  2. Essays must be uploaded in Word format.
  3. The essay title should be the name of the scholarship for which the student is applying, unless otherwise instructed.  
  4. The applicant’s name should NOT be placed anywhere in the title of the essay or body of the essay in order to ensure a blinded process. While applicant’s name and email address is captured in the upload process, it will be separated from the essay prior to committee review.  
  5. Essays should be double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font.
  6. The name of the scholarship should be placed at the top of the essay.
  7. Using the Word Count feature, place the total Word Count of the essay at the top, below the title. Do not include the essay title or any references in the word count. 

Scholarship Award and Financial Aid 

All students receiving financial aid will have any scholarship awards included as part of their award package. We encourage all students, domestic and international, to complete the FAFSA application online with National University of Natural Medicine School Code of B07624.  Scholarship funds will be divided into three equal installments and disbursed to the recipient in fall, winter and spring terms. Scholarship recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress as a condition for receiving a scholarship. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the scholarship. This policy applies to both internal and external scholarship funding sources. 

When Awarded a Scholarship 

Most scholarship recipients are expected to write a letter of thanks to the donor (where applicable). Awardees will be informed of expectations for each scholarship. Letters should be delivered to the Office of Advancement and will be forwarded to the donor(s). We also request that awardees provide a brief biography for use on the NUNM scholarship recipient webpage.  

2022-23 Available Scholarships

1,000 Friends of NUNM Scholarship, $3,000 (5 available) 

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of many donors to the 1,000 Friends of NUNM fund. This need-based scholarship will be awarded to full-time current students in any degree program at NUNM. 

Diipali Barrett Scholarship, $5,000

The Dr. Diipali Barrett Scholarship was established to honor the life and work of Diipali (Deborah) Barrett, ND, an NUNM alumna and faculty member.  It will be awarded to a current student in the ND and/or MSIMR programs. Applicants for this scholarship must demonstrate social responsibility working individually and in collective effort.

NCMIC Scholarship, $5,000

The purpose of the NCMIC Scholarship is to enrich NUNM’s learning community by recognizing and supporting outstanding students from the Naturopathic Program within one year of graduation who identify in an underrepresented population that includes consideration of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and socio-economic status. It is made possible by a generous donation from long-time NUNM partner, NCMIC.  

Percy & Adrienne Frazier Scholarship, $5,000 (20 available)

The Percy & Adrienne Frazier Scholarship is a need-based scholarship and will be awarded to current full-time students in any degree program at NUNM. It is made possible by a generous donation from the Frazier family.

Peterson Family Scholarship, $5,000 (3 available)

The Peterson Family Scholarship will be awarded to current full-time students in any degree program at NUNM. It is made possible by a generous donation from the Peterson family.

Robert Sklovsky Scholarship, $3,750 (2 available)

The Dr. Robert Sklovsky Memorial Scholarship enriches NUNM’s learning community by recognizing and supporting outstanding students from underrepresented populations that include consideration of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and socio-economic status. This scholarship invests in the inherent value of all people and recognizes that a healthy community includes individuals from various backgrounds, with diverse talents, interests, and life experiences. This scholarship honors diversity. It is made possible by a generous donation from Kathy Davis.

Standard Process Scholarship, $5,000 (2 available)

The Standard Process Scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Naturopathic Program. It is made possible by a generous donation from long-time NUNM partner, Standard Process.

Gary Weiner Integrative Gastroenterology Scholarship, $5,000

The Dr. Gary Weiner Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Naturopathic Program with a focus in Integrative Gastroenterology. Student must be in their 4th, 5th, or 6th year in academic year 2021/22. It was founded in honor of Gary Weiner, ND, by Ellen Goldsmith, LAc (’99) and made possible by generous donations from our community.