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 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.

students looking at xrayAll 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
    (essay requirement)
  • Academic achievement
  • Any unique criteria required for each particular scholarship

Financial Aid Resources

  • student in libraryScholarship 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.

  • FAFSA
    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

Financial Aid Information

The Financial Aid Office requires the following documents to be on file before any financial aid can be processed. Call 864-578-8770 x 244 or email Financial Aid.

1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that can be sent Student Aid Program

2. Sherman College financial aid application

3. Online Entrance Interview must be completed along with new Master Promissory Note agreement.

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  • New
    Students

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    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.

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    yellow ribbon Veteran Students

    Qualified students who are United States veterans may receive benefits from the Veterans Administration through the GI Bill programs. Veterans should contact the VA certifying official, located in the Financial Aid Office, immediately after acceptance by Sherman College to submit an application for veteran’s benefits.
    Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program for post-9/11 veterans.

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    International Tuition Scholarship

    International students may be eligible for this scholarship up to fifty percent of tuition and fees. 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.
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  • Currently-Enrolled
    Students

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    (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 your 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.


    Scallon Scholarship

    $300 awarded to a student in third quarter or above, based on financial need and academic excellence. This scholarship is offered twice per year.


    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 the state of Washington, based on academic excellence and financial need.

  • Other Scholarships
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    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) Scholarships

    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

    $1,000 scholarship for students who are from Arkansas and wish to return there to practice.


    Sylvia Ashworth Scholarship Fund

    Awarded to a single mother who is in chiropractic college, sponsored by the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO).


    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


    The Chiropractic Education Foundation of New York Scholarship

    Available to a New York resident who is enrolled in chiropractic college and plans to return to New York to practice.


    NCMIC Scholarship

    This malpractice insurance agency offers a scholarship annually.


    FSCO Annual Scholarships

    Awarded each fall based on the results of an essay contest.

  • Additional Services
    Offered

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    Emergency Loans

    The Lyle Sherman Loan Fund and Scallon Emergency Loan Fund both make loans to students to help with emergency situations. Students may borrow up to $500 for 90 days, interest free, to meet unexpected/unplanned financial needs.


    Campus Employment

    There are a number of campus employment opportunities available at Sherman College. The amount that a student can earn will depend on the needs of the college and the qualifications of the student. Salaries are higher than the required federal minimum wage. Applications may be submitted to the Business Office or directly to the various department heads.


    Employment

    The greater Spartanburg area is located in a region of rapid commercial and industrial growth. Many area industries run three shifts and offer steady, part-time employment. The Financial Aid Office maintains a job placement listing to assist students in finding available jobs in the surrounding area. The 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.

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