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Scholarships and Fellowships

Institutional Scholarships & Fellowships Available

Application Procedure

Eligible students who are interested in applying for one of the following scholarships must submit an online scholarship application and essay. A single application essay of no more than two pages may be used to apply for any number of institutional scholarships for which a student feels they are eligible. Only one essay per eligible student will be reviewed. The application will be reviewed and must be qualified by the Director of Financial Aid before it is sent to the Scholarship Review and Selection Committee for consideration.

Scholarship Application

The Fall 2017 Scholarship application will be available May 1, 2017.

Essay Guidelines

For best consideration, comply with the following the General Guidelines and Content Requirements for your essay.

General Guidelines
Submit  only one (1) essay that is:

  • Approximately 500 words in length.
  • Your own, original, work. If citing materials, kindly use the citation and reference format of the American Psychological Association in your essay.
  • Free of personally identifying information such your as name, the URLS for your personal blog or small business website, links to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, or LinkedIn accounts, etc. (The Scholarship Review and Selection Committee reviews all essays in confidence, and ideally, anonymously.)
  • Written without a reliance upon fonts of different colors or types, and bold, italicized, or other special text formatting conventions as these will not appear in the version of your essay that will be read by the Scholarship Review and Selection Committee.

Content Requirements
Please address the following in your essay:

  • Why are you deserving of the scholarship(s)?  Please include any examples of how a scholarship would be helpful to you in the upcoming trimester or year.
  • What are your unique skills and interests that embody the University’s values and mission?
  • How do you intend to use your education upon graduating from your program? What service do you plan to bring to the world as a result of your studies?
  • What inspired you to begin a course of studies at MUIH? Does it relate to your background or experience?

Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in six or more credits for the trimester in which the scholarship is sought. Individual scholarships may have additional eligibility requirements and criteria as indicated below. Please review the requirements and criteria carefully before submitted your application form.

Scholarship applications are accepted during the following time frames. Scholarships are not currently available for academic programs beginning in the summer trimester. Students beginning programs in the summer trimester may submit applications for fall or spring scholarships.

  • Fall trimester: April 1 – August 1
  • Spring trimester: September 1 – December 1

Final awarding of the scholarship to a new student is contingent on the student’s acceptance into one of MUIH’s academic programs. Awardees will be notified in writing.

Scholarships & Fellowships

Maryland University of Integrative Health-Sponsored Minority Scholarship

The Maryland University of Integrative Health-sponsored Minority Scholarship may provide up to 40 percent remission from the tuition cost of a doctoral degree, master’s degree or academic certificate program for one year to a new or continuing eligible minority student who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship will be awarded each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Students who are not selected for the scholarship or are nearing the end of their one-year scholarship award period may reapply for future consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the MUIH-Sponsored Minority Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of a racial minority and demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid at the time of application.
  • Must meet satisfactory academic progress requirements; be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Be enrolled as a student in one of the doctoral degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate, or post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

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The Debora A. Mahan & Charles D. Hock Scholarship

The Debora A. Mahan & Charles D. Hock Scholarship provides up to $1000 for education-related expenses for one year to new or continuing eligible students who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be awarded each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Students who are not selected for the scholarship or are nearing the end of their one-year scholarship award period may reapply for future consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the Debora A. Mahan & Charles D. Hock Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid at the time of application.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements; be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Be enrolled as a student in one of the doctoral degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate, or post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

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Sherman L. & Lucy Diaz Cohn Scholarship

The Sherman L. & Lucy Diaz Cohn Scholarship provides up to $500 for education-related expenses for one year to a new or continuing eligible student who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship will be awarded each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Students who are not selected for the scholarship or are nearing the end of their one-year scholarship award period may reapply for future consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the Sherman L. & Lucy Diaz Cohn Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid office at the time of application.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements; be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Be enrolled as a student in one of the doctoral degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate, or post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

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Helen M. & Annetta E. Himmelfarb Scholarship

The Helen M. & Annetta E. Himmelfarb Scholarship provides up to $700 for education-related expenses for one year to new or continuing eligible Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine students who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be awarded each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Students who are not selected for the scholarship or are nearing the end of their one-year scholarship award period may reapply for future consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the Helen M. & Annetta E. Himmelfarb Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the financial aid office at the time of application.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements, and be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Be enrolled full-time in the Master of Acupuncture, Master of Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Acupuncture, or Doctor of Oriental Medicine program.

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The Jo Ann Barlow Scholarship

The Jo Ann Barlow Scholarship provides partial tuition and/or financial assistance up to one academic year to a new or continuing student enrolled in one of the doctoral degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate or post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Scholarship awards will be decided each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Continued funding of the fellowship will be evaluated at the end of each academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the Jo Ann Barlow Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the financial aid office at the time of application.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements, and be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Be enrolled as a student in one of the doctoral degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate, or post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

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The Leslie Montgomery Memorial Endowment

The Leslie Montgomery Memorial Endowment provides partial tuition and/or financial assistance up to one academic year to a new or continuing student enrolled in an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program. Scholarship awards will be decided each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Continued funding of the scholarship will be evaluated at the end of each academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the Leslie Montgomery Memorial Endowment must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the financial aid office at the time of application.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the Master of Acupuncture, Master of Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Acupuncture, or Doctor of Oriental Medicine program.

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The Morris and Edith Range Scholarship Fund

The Morris and Edith Range Scholarship Fund provides partial tuition and/or financial assistance up to one academic year to a new or continuing student enrolled in one of the doctoral degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate or post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Scholarship awards will be decided each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Continued funding of the fellowship will be evaluated at the end of each academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the Morris and Edith Range Scholarship Fund must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the financial aid office at the time of application.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Have a nursing degree from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing or be a current student at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
  • Be enrolled as a student in one of the doctoral degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate, or post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

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The Michael Moore Herbal Scholarship

The Michael Moore Scholarship provides $250 for education expenses for one year to new or continuing eligible students enrolled in the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism or the Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will be awarded each September and January based on an evaluation of eligible applicants and availability of funds. Students who are not selected for the scholarship may reapply for future consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for the Michael Moore Herbal Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a current processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the financial aid office at the time of application.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements, and be in good standing as defined by the University’s academic policy.
  • Be enrolled in the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism or the Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism.

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Maryland State Scholarships

Maryland State Scholarships are available to individuals who have been Maryland residents for a minimum of one year. To apply, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 1 of each year and apply for the scholarship here. Recipients will be notified by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

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Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are financial aid funds awarded through outside agencies to assist students with their educational expenses. The Office of Financial Aid recommends using the following resources to research available outside scholarships.

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