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The majority of our scholarship funds come from private donors and TCM affiliated organizations who have a sincere interest in supporting Five Branches students and the growth of the TCM profession. Students attending Five Branches are eligible for numerous scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 per academic year.

Applicants are considered based on their statement of purpose, entrance GPA, community involvement, and financial status. Deadlines for scholarship application submissions may vary and traditionally run concurrent with Fall and Spring admission deadlines.

Five Branches University Outstanding Applicant Scholarship

Five Branches University awards three scholarships for entering students each semester – per campus – in the amounts of $500, $750, and $1000.00. Awards are granted to students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater, have demonstrated outstanding academic and professional achievement, and are in need of financial assistance. Application information for these scholarships is provided to students during Student Orientation and Registration.
The Paola Accusani Scholarship is offered through a generous donation by Paola Accusani, a previous student and patient of the University. A scholarship of $7000 (paid towards tuition) will be granted biannually to a Five Branches senior student who wishes to practice in a community with no practicing licensed acupuncturist, or an extremely low ratio of LAcs to population. The grant is intended to assist the recipient in establishing or expanding an existing acupuncture practice in an under-served community. For more information about this scholarship contact the Admissions department.

Mayway Scholarship Program​

Mayway is an international family-owned and operated herb distribution company. Through its community outreach program, Mayway offers scholarships to both DTCM/MTCM Dual-Degree and Postgraduate DAOM students. The following scholarships are currently available:

$2000 Mayway Scholarship

$1500 Plum Flower® Scholarship
$1500 Modern Masters® Scholarship

For more information about these scholarships go to:

NuHerbs Scholarship Program

NuHerbs Co. was founded in 1979, as a family herb store in Oakland, California’s Chinatown by Dr. Bing Ying Lee. Bing Yin’s interest in TCM began at an early age when a fatal case of typhoid fever nearly ended her life. Bing Ying was saved by the treatment given to her by a practitioner of TCM and was inspired to study traditional medicine as a career. In recognition of Five Branches students, who consistently boast the #1 passing scores on their board exams, NuHerbs has elected to include Five Branches students in the running for their $2,000 scholarship award.

Nuherbs ® Scholarship ($2,000.00)

Herbal Times ® Scholarship ($1,500.00)

Jade Dragon ® Scholarship ($1,000.00)

For more information about these scholarships go to:

The Trudy McAlister Fund

The Trudy McAlister Fund was established in 2007 to promote the advancement of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and to support students in the field who show promise of making significant contributions to the clinical practice and/or the understanding of the role of Traditional Oriental Medicine in a modern context. Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed at least one full academic year of professional training and who show unusual promise in their practice of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Awards are also given to students entering the last phase of their clinical training or who have undertaken post-graduate studies in Oriental Medicine. For more information about these scholarships go to:

Scholarship Search Services

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If you would like to research information on other scholarships that may be available, this site provides information on other scholarships, their criteria, and application deadlines:

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