Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship

In 2001, Dr. Leonard Mazza and his wife Lorraine completed the Ride for Chiropractic – a 4,800-mile cross-country bicycle journey to raise public awareness and academic scholarship funds for the future of the chiropractic profession – the students.

couple biking for fundraiser

Dr. Leonard and Lorraine Mazza

The Ride for Chiropractic established a new scholarship fund at Sherman College of Chiropractic – the Samuel & Sandra Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship, named for the parents of an unsung hero in chiropractic, Robert Berkowitz, D.C.


Dr. Sam and Sandra Berkowitz

In the early 1990s, Sherman College faced severe financial difficulties and its future was in question. Dr. Berkowitz generously provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in unsecured interest-free loans from his retirement fund.

Without Dr. Berkowitz’s infusion of capital, we might have had one less chiropractic college in this country. The story is a happy one because Sherman College has survived and thrived, and continues to teach, nurture, and graduate highly qualified students to bring the message and service of chiropractic to people everywhere.

Mr. and Mrs. Berkowitz instilled a fine civic and service ethic in their son Bob which he demonstrates daily in his chiropractic practice. Dr. Berkowitz is dedicated to supporting and promoting quality chiropractic care and service by volunteering and financially contributing to Sherman College as well as state and national chiropractic organizations.

To honor the high service ethic of the Berkowitz family, recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate a history of service in their applications.

Donors who wish to add to this fund may do so through our secure online donation page and click Berkowitz in the drop down menu of funds. You’ll be helping service-minded students to fund their chiropractic education and honoring the Berkowitz Family at the same time.