Chiropractic College Scholarships
The Financial Aid office of Sherman College recommends that all students come to Sherman College prepared to support themselves for at least the first six months of their college career without the necessity of taking on additional outside employment.
All scholarships are subject to availability. See scholarships listed below.
The Scholarship Committee considers the following to determine scholarships awards:
- Financial need
- The student’s understanding of and commitment to the principles of chiropractic
- Academic achievement
- Any unique criteria required for each particular scholarship
Financial Aid Resources
- Scholarship Research sites
Cappex – FastWEB – Zinch
Searchable databases of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
- General Financial Aid Information
A comprehensive website providing links to sources of information about student financial aid.
- Office of Postsecondary Education
Provides federal financial aid information for students.
- Federal Student Aid
Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, this describes the wide range of federal financial aid programs and services.
The US Department of Education’s FAFSA on the Web
Sherman College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.
The Following Is A List Of Scholarships Available To Incoming Students:
- Legacy Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to new students who are children of Sherman College alumni. It awards $300 per quarter and is renewable for the entire time of enrollment, as long as the student maintains a full-time course load and maintains satisfactory academic progress.
- International Tuition Scholarship
International students may be eligible for this scholarship up to 50% tuition. Only those who are non-resident aliens and ineligible for any Federal financial assistance are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The recipient must sign a statement that he or she will return to his or her native country upon graduation. If he or she does not return, the scholarship then becomes a loan and must be repaid to the college. For detailed information, contact the Admission Office.
- Marriage Discount
Should the spouse of an existing full-time Sherman College student enroll full-time as a new student at Sherman College, each student would be eligible to receive a 25 percent tuition discount for as long as both students are enrolled simultaneously on a full-time basis and are in good academic standing meeting the current Satisfactory Academic Progress policy requirements. See the director of financial aid for details.
- Family Discount
Immediate family members (brothers, sisters, children, parents, grandparents) enrolled full time in the doctor of chiropractic program may each receive a tuition discount of 10 percent per quarter. Spouses and children of Sherman College employees may receive a tuition discount based on the employee’s level and length of employment. Contact the Business Office for further information.
Currently Enrolled Student Scholarships (Students must have been enrolled for at least one quarter):
- Academic Achievement Scholarship
$500 awarded to a student in sixth quarter or above, based on academic excellence.
- B.J. Palmer Philosophy Scholarship
$500 awarded to a student in sixth quarter or above, based on academic excellence and submission/evaluation of an essay.
- Citizenship Award Scholarship
$300 awarded to a student in sixth quarter or above, based on academic excellence and submission/evaluation of an essay on the student’s contributions to the chiropractic profession and the community.
- Rex Mumford Kasler Memorial Scholarship
A one-quarter scholarship covering full tuition, books and lab fees, awarded to a current student who demonstrates strong financial need and academic excellence.
- Outstanding Student Of The Year Scholarship
$500 awarded to a student in sixth quarter or above, based on academic excellence and commitment to the college.
Additional scholarships, including non-institutional scholarships administered but not sponsored by the college include:
- Alumni Association Scholarship
Awards $500 quarterly by the Sherman College Alumni Association, based on financial need and outstanding leadership qualities
- American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) Scholarship
ABCA offers several scholarships: the Harvey Lillard Scholarship Program, the Dr. Bobby Westbrook Scholarship, the Dr. Hiram Wiggins Scholarship and the ABCA Pre-Chiropractic Scholarship Award, given to a chiropractic student who is a member of the ABCA.
- Arkansas Chiropractic Association Edith Balkman Memorial Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship for students who are from Arkansas and wish to return there to practice.
- Care Research Scholarship
Full time students may be eligible for this $7,500 scholarship, which is awarded annually by the Educational Finance Group. A recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be involved in extra-curricular activities, and must have at least one academic year remaining until program completion. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, an official transcript showing current GPA, and a completed and signed application form are required. The scholarships are awarded through a nationwide competition among submitted research proposals.
- Garden State Chiropractic Society Scholarship
Available to a New Jersey resident who is enrolled in chiropractic college. This is usually a $1,000 award given at the Garden State Chiropractic Society’s annual convention
- International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Alma Neilson Perpetual Scholarship
Available to students who are members of the ICA.
- KR Jones Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association.
- Medal 75 Trust Fund Scholarship
Awarded annually by H.T. Hughes Chiropractic Trust Fund, based on academic excellence and financial need.