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Through the generosity of donors, National University of Natural Medicine is pleased to offer the following scholarships to assist students with their cost of education. Visit each scholarship page to learn more about the scholarship and any scholarship–specific application requirements. New students, please contact the Admissions Office for all incoming student scholarships.

Available Scholarships

Dr. Robert Sklovsky Memorial Scholarship, $5,000

The purpose of the Dr. Robert Sklovsky Memorial Scholarship is to enrich 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. The scholarship will be evenly distributed over Fall, Winter and Spring terms from the Financial Aid Office. Deadline: July 31, 2020

Dr. Gary Weiner Memorial Scholarship, $5,000

The Dr. Gary Weiner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one 4th, 5th, or 6th year student enrolled in the Naturopathic Program with a focus in Integrative Gastroenterology in the amount of $5,000. This scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Ellen Goldsmith in honor of his memory. The scholarship will be evenly distributed over Fall, Winter and Spring terms from the Financial Aid Office. Deadline: July 31, 2020

The awarded scholarship recipient will expand their paper to 1200-1500 words and have their article published in the Townsend Letter’s The Functional Gastroenterology Bolus.

Standard Process Scholarship, $2,500

The Standard Process Scholarship will be awarded to one student enrolled in the Naturopathic Program in the amount of $2,500. The scholarship will be evenly distributed over Fall, Winter and Spring terms from the Financial Aid Office. Deadline: July 31, 2020

Vijaya & Arvind Gajare Ayurvedic Scholarship, $1,000 (five available)

The Vijaya & Arvind Gajare Ayurvedic Scholarship will be awarded to five continuing students in any program. Students who are inspired to learn more about Ayurvedic medicine have the opportunity to be awarded funds to enroll in Ayurvedic electives for three terms.  Extended Deadline: July 31, 2020

Scholars for a Healthy Oregon—Naturopathic Physician Opportunities (SHONPO), $350,000
The Oregon Health Authority has awarded NUNM $350,000 in SHONPO funds for the 2020-2021 biennium. The ongoing opportunity allows naturopathic medical students to have their full tuition and fees paid through the scholarship. This program supports NUNM students and the Oregon primary care workforce. Scholarship recipients make the commitment to serve rural Oregon for a minimum of the number of years that they receive SHONPO funds. This unique opportunity requires true commitment but it also offers the opportunity to make a difference by serving rural and underserved communities in Oregon. Deadline: Friday, June 26, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the 2020-2021 NUNM Scholarship Application.
    • Include your answers to any scholarship–specific questions for the scholarship(s) you are applying for, along with all appropriate documents in your submission. Please be sure to remove your name from all materials except your cover sheet.
    •  The general questions are not required for scholarships with specific questions.
  2. Submit the application form, your scholarship–specific essays, resume, and all other documents to NUNM by the application deadline.

Scholarship Award and Financial Aid

Federal financial aid recipients could have other aid reduced to accommodate any scholarship(s) received. 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

All scholarship attendees are expected to write a thank you letter to the donor (when appropriate). Letters should be delivered to the Advancement Office to send to the donor(s).

Who is Eligible

All scholarships that are determined by financial need will be based on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) needs analysis results. All students receiving financial aid will have all scholarships included as part of their award package. We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA application online with the National University of Natural Medicine School Code of B07624.

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