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External Scholarships & Opportunities

Students are encouraged to conduct an exhaustive online search for scholarship opportunities. There are many databases available. The following are some private scholarships that may be of interest to NUNM students.

Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation with headquarters in Roseburg, Oregon, and scholarship office in Eugene, Oregon. Kenneth W. Ford and Hallie E. Ford, founders of The Ford Family Foundation, established the Ford Family Scholarship Programs to assist students who otherwise would find it impossible, or at least very difficult, to obtain a college degree. Ford Family scholarships are awarded to students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, cover 90% of unmet college costs and are renewable yearly. Applications open December 1.

Apply for Apply for the Ford Family Foundation scholarship.

Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Scholarship

  • Share you passion: Send a 50-100 word statement telling us why you decided to study Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
  • Tell us how to reach you: Send us your name, address, and email address. We will add you to our customer base so you can receive updates, sale info, and educational resources.
  • What you will get: Each student whi sends us their Passion Statement will receive a gift bag of cool stuff, including free herbs.
  • Winner Announcement: Two winners will be selected at random from the entries received. We will announce the winners on October 15, 2024. A check will in the amount of $500 will be mailed to each winner!

Contest open to students of ACAHM accredited schools only. A copy of the student ID is required.

Email your Passion Statement along with a photo of your student ID, full name, and address to: Type the words “Passion Statement” in the subject line.

Entries submitted without an ID, requested information, or proper subject line will be disqualified.

One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be cause for disqualification.

Contest runs from October 1st, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Oregon Tribal Student Grant

Are you an enrolled Oregon tribal member going to college and need money for college? Apply today for the Oregon Tribal Student Grant!

This grant program is expected to pay for most or all public college‐related expenses—including tuition, housing, books, and other costs not covered by other grants— for eligible Oregon tribal students.

It can be applied toward undergraduate or graduate study at Oregon public colleges and universities as well as eligible private non‐profit institutions, where award amounts can go up to the public institution maximum level, in the upcoming school year.

To apply, students must have a valid current FAFSA or ORSAA and submit an application. Additional information can be found on the Oregon Tribal Student Grant website.

Questions? Call (541) 687‐7400 or email

Office of Student Access & Completiton (OSAC) Scholarships

The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) scholarship applications are available! Learn more about the Oregon State OSAC Scholarships.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Our scholarships fund LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their field of study, in their workplace, or in our movements for justice. Our program provides resources to students who need it most, regardless of school, major, or GPA.

Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we have awarded over $7 million to more than 2,300 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Through the incredible generosity of our community, Pride Foundation has more than 60 scholarship funds—and students only need to complete one application.

Any LGBTQ+ student who is a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state is eligible to apply. You can find out more details about the basic requirements, process, and application here.

We know that school continues to look different this year for our current and future Pride Foundation Scholars, and for all students, and we’ll need more help than ever to get the word out about this opportunity. Please help spread the word to students in your networks— or apply yourself!

Wellness Visionary: Radiant Shenti Scholarship

This minimum $1,000 scholarship supports students who are pursuing degrees in alternative medicine so they can afford to achieve their dreams.

Pursuing a natural healing career opens doors to a distinguished life as a leader, innovator, teacher, or acknowledged practitioner. 

No matter the field, alternative medicine and holistic healing have the potential to be a rewarding investment for both one’s personal growth and the wellness of the wider community. However, this transformative journey often comes at great expense, which can deter financially limited students from pursuing their chosen path.

This scholarship aims to support students who are pursuing degrees in alternative medicine so they can afford to achieve their dreams.

Any undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing alternative medicine/holistic healing (acupuncture, energy work, somatic therapy, yoga, etc.) may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Education Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Field of Study: Alternative Medicine/Holistic Healing
  • Essay: Empowering and Inspiring 800-1000 word essay

The application deadline is Aug 19, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 19, 2024. Apply for the Radiant Shenti Scholarship.