What Is Chiropractic?
It is commonly thought that a chiropractor is just a person who “cracks” patients’ backs who have spinal problems. However, there is a lot more to being a chiropractor than just that. Chiropractors work to improve or restore functionality and stability to the spinal chord and the various muscles around it. Their work not only involves working on the posture and release of tension between vertebrae, but a chiropractor actually helps your nervous system through improving communication between the brain and every body part. Students pursuing a career as a chiropractor are eligible for multiple scholarships including financial aid for osteopathic medicine students.
Chiropractic Student Scholarships
If you are a student who is currently enrolled in a college or a chiropractic school or planning to, you can benefit from financial aid programs offered by both AACOM and the American Chiropractic Foundation (ACF). Both of these organizations are non-profits that award different scholarships as well as other types of financial aid to any students of chiropractic who qualify. If paying for the expenses of college becomes an extreme obstacle on your path to getting a degree, their are always other routes to take such as attending college online in order to cut costs, or applying for government grants that are meant specifically for students who have extraordinarily low income.
AACOM – Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine offers two scholarships for osteopathic medicine majors at one of AACOM’s member colleges. Eligibility requires that the applicant be part of one of the underrepresented groups…
- African Americans
- Native Americans
- Alaska Natives
- Native Hawaiians
- Mainland Puerto Ricans
The applicant should have a strong academic standing whilst currently enrolled in either their first, second or third year at a AACOM member college. The deadline to apply is March 30th, in which the accepted awardees will be notified on July 21st of the same year.
The American Chiropractic Association
This organization promotes the education and research of the chiropractic profession, and supports students who wish to work as a chiropractic in the future. The ACF offers an annual scholarship in the spring time, in which is offered to chiropractic students proving academic excellence and are enrolled in an accredited college. Other important criteria for eligibility is listed below…
- Applicant must be a member of SACA.
- Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Must be attending a chiropractic school full-time at an accredited U.S. college.
Additionally, they also offer the SACA scholarship award of $2,500 to four chiropractic students in need of college funding. In order to qualify, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above and be a SACA member. The deadline for students applying is February 1st, 5pm central time.