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Scholarship Opportunities

Daoist Traditions strives to provide students with current information on scholarship opportunities. Be sure to check the application deadlines as they occur at different times throughout the year. For more information on scholarship criteria and deadlines, follow the links provided, or contact To share a scholarship opportunity with us email:


Daoist Traditions Graduate Grant

The Daoist Traditions Graduate Grant offers a $500 prize to a recent graduate to help with the costs of certification exams, licensure, and setting up a practice.


Sadhana Scholarship

The Sadhana Scholarship Program is designed to assist students in the Daoist Traditions Master of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine program. The term Sadhana means cultivating your healing presence to compassionately serve all people in realizing happiness. This aligns with the focus on self-cultivation and healing presence in our programs. Information is emailed to students in the spring.

Golden Needle Scholarship

As part of their efforts to give back to the community, Golden Needle Acupuncture, Herbal, & Medical Supply sponsors an annual scholarship exclusively available to Daoist Traditions MAHM students. Scholarship rules and application process are managed by Daoist Traditions. Information is emailed to students each spring. Please do not contact Golden Needle about this scholarship.

Trudy McAlister Fund Scholarship

The Trudy McAlister Foundation offers this donor-funded scholarship for students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in ACAOM accredited or candidate schools.


ABORM Annual Scholarship

To foster new scholarly inquiry in the field of Oriental Reproductive Medicine & Infertility for publication in the Journal of Chinese Medicine and a prize of $1,000. Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine.


Express Medical Supply Scholarship Program

The Express Medical Supply Scholarship contest is open for part-time and full-time college students.


Tylenol Scholarship

The Tylenol Scholarship program has awarded $250,000 in scholarships to forty students based on leadership qualities and performance.


Tillman Military Scholar Program

The Military Scholar Program offers financial assistance to Service members, Veterans, and their spouses to cover academic and/or living expenses while in school.


Ayn Rand Essay Contests

Over 84 prizes with a grand prize of $20,000. Offered by the Ayn Rand Institute.

AAUW Educational Funding & Awards

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce.

Golden Flower Chinese Herbs

This is an award/prize (not a scholarship) for active acupuncture and herbal medicine students. Two $500 prizes are awarded annually.

Information is posted to this page annually in April. Questions can be directed  to

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