Outside Scholarships

Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

We highly encourage students to exhaust every possible avenue to lower their out of pocket costs to attend Life Chiropractic College West. Once you’ve applied for every internally-funded scholarship at Life West, you should absolutely take the time to explore outside scholarships.

While Life West has no direct affiliation with the scholarships below, we’ve provided a list to help get you started. For obvious reasons, these are provided as a courtesy and it should be clear that we can’t confirm the continued availability or accuracy of the information below. We simply hope you find the list helpful as a jumping-off point.

Chiropractic

American Black Chiropractic Association “Harvey Lillard Scholarship”

Deadline: May of each year
Award: $500 – $1,000
Application: www.abcachiro.com
Criteria: Active member of local SABCA chapter and national ABCA organization and have
completed at least 3 quarters/2 trimesters of chiropractic college. Requires essay on specific topics, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Arctic Chiropractic Fairbanks

Deadline: May of each year
Award: $500
Application: https://www.arcticchiropracticjuneau.com/chiropractor_juneau.php
Criteria: Full-time student by October of applying year with a GPA of 2.5 or greater in previous academic year and essay questions. Must be a U.S. citizen or Canadian resident.

Association of New Jersey Chiropractors

Deadline: August 31st of each year
Award: Six $1,000 scholarships
Application: https://anjc.info/education-scholarship/
Criteria: Applicants must be a NJ resident and plan on practicing in NJ, requires several short (75 words or less) essays to specific questions.

ChiroHealthUSA

Deadline: April of each year
Award: $15,000
Application: https://www.chirohealthusa.com/students/foxworth-family-scholarship/
Criteria: 2.7 GPA, letter of recommendation, demonstrate leadership/service in community and the chiropractic profession.

California Chiropractic Foundation/ Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Deadline: July of each year
Award: Three $1,000 awards (one for each CA chiro college)
Application: Application link will be available July 2023 (informational only link: https://calchiro.org/1465-2/ )
Criteria: The areas of diversity can include, but are not limited to: Race, Ethnicity, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Age, Disability and Single Parent. recipients will demonstrate a commitment to advocating for diversity and inclusion in their educational career as well as in the community at large.

California Chiropractic Foundation/Dr. Robert L. Dark Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: July of each year
Award: Varies
Application: Application link will be available July 2023 (informational only link: https://calchiro.org/1465-2/ )
Criteria: California resident, second year or later, member of CCA, letter(s) of recommendation and active in governmental affairs activities of CCA or other state/national chiropractic association.

Chiropractic Association of Louisiana

Deadline: June 30th of each year
Award: Not specified
Application: https://www.cal-online.org/scholarship-info
Criteria: Last 7 quarters/Junior or Senior in chiropractic program with a minimum GPA of 2.75. 3 letters of recommendation. Residency in the state of Louisiana prior to college and the intent to practice in Louisiana upon graduation.

Christian Chiropractors Association Inc.

Deadline: April 30th of each year
Award: Two $1000, two $750, and one $500 ($500-$1000) $200-$500
Application: www.christianchiropractors.org/scholarship
Criteria: Christian attending an accredited chiropractic school and 300-500 word essay.

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee/Leigh Carter Scholarship

Deadline: February of each year
Award: Varies
Application: https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/
Criteria: Applicant must be a full-time student attending an accredited chiropractic college, demonstrate a strong interest in health care delivery, and have financial need. Preference given to applicants from Tennessee.

Federation of Internationale De Chiropractique Du Sport (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic)

Deadline: October 31st of each year
Two Different Amounts: Four awards available as registration for online learning Certificate of Sports Chiropractic (value of $2,500) with a cash prize of $500 and one year honorary position on a FICS commission. One award of $1000.
Application: https://fics.sport/student-scholarships/
Criteria: Criteria: Scholarship 1: Final Two Years of Study, graduating on or after the year of the award and Scholarship 2: Emerging Student, open to all students with two or more years left of study. Essay (500-750 words), description of participation and contributions to sports chiropractic at school and in your community, and letter of recommendation.

Nebraska Chiropractic Phy Assoc./Healing Hands Foundation of American Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st of each year
Award: up to five $3,000 scholarships
Application: https://nebraskachiropractic.org/page/HealingHands
Criteria: Essay, 2 letters of recommendation, member of NCPA, resident Nebraska or graduated HS in Nebraska, 3.00 GPA.

New Mexico Chiropractic Association

Deadline: March 1st and October 1st of each year
Award: $500
Application: https://nmchiro.org/scholarship/
Criteria: Applicant must be a New Mexico student in good standing at an accredited chiropractic college in the U.S. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is recommended and student must be attending school full-time and be in at least his/her fourth quarter of study.

Ohio Chiropractic Foundation Student Scholarship Program

Deadline: August 8, 2022
Award: Varies
Application: Click here for more info!
Criteria: Student member of the OSCA, completed at least 2 years of accredited chiropractic program and earned at least a 3.0 GPA, willing to reside and practice in the state of Ohio, essay and transcript submission.

South Carolina Chiropractic Association/ Dr. K. R. Jones Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th of each year
Award: Up to $2500
Application: https://www.scchiropractic.org/page/scholarship
Criteria: Must have a 2.5 GPA, resident of SC, student member of SCCA, extracurricular activities and a brief essay. (respond to two question prompts)

South Dakota Chiropractors Association (SDCA)

Deadline: April 1st of each year
Award: Varies
Application: https://www.livewellsouthdakota.com/chiropractic-student-scholarships/
Criteria: Requires GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of one quarter and brief essays

The Sterling Heights Community Foundation/Macomb County Chiropractic Association

Deadline: March of each year
Award: 5 – $1000 scholarship
Application: www.sterling-heights.net
Criteria: Must be from Macomb County/Michigan, not based on GPA, required brief application.

Wisconsin Chiropractic Association/Dr. Ken Luedtke Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: August 16th of each year
Award: $2,000
Application: https://wichiro.org/page/scholarships
Criteria: 9th Qtr or higher, student member of WCA, resident WI or intend to practice in WI, GPA 3.1 or higher, extracurricular activities, essay.

World Congress of Women Chiropractors

Deadline: October 31st of each year
Award: $1,000
Application: https://wcwchiropractors.org/
Criteria: Applicant must be a WCWC member and demonstrate leadership qualities along with community service/participation. An essay of at least 200 words, how this scholarship will help you, list associated : activities, community projects, and memberships, include 3 references.

Diversity & Inclusion
(Race, Ethnicity, Gender identity, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Age and Disability)

American Black Chiropractic Association “Harvey Lillard Scholarship”

Deadline: Diversity & Inclusion
Award: $500 – 1,000
Application: www.abcachiro.com
Criteria: Active member of local SABCA chapter and national ABCA organization and have completed at least 3 quarters/2 trimesters of chiropractic college. Requires essay on specific topics, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

American Indian Graduate Center

Deadline: July of each Year
Award: $500 – $1,000
Application: www.aigcs.org
Criteria: Must be full time at an accredited school in the U.S.; a member of a U.S. federal recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess one fourth degree U.S. federally recognized Indian Blood

Armenian American Medical Society Scholarship

Deadline: November of each year
Award: $5,000 – $14,600
Application: https://aamsc.org/scholarships/
Criteria: Armenia descent or interest in Armenian culture with a desire to help the Health Field of the Armenian community. Must be involved in your community.

California Association for Post-Secondary Education and Disability

Deadline: March of Each Year
Award: Varies ($1,000-$1,500)
Application: https://www.caped.co/scholarships/
Criteria: California resident with at least a 2.5 GPA and must have medical or other written documentation that verifies your disability.

California Chiropractic Foundation/ Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Deadline: July of each year
Award: Three $1,000 awards (one for each CA chiro college)
Application: application link will be available July 2023 (informational only link: https://calchiro.org/1465-2/ )
Criteria: The areas of diversity can include, but are not limited to: Race, Ethnicity, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Age, Disability and Single Parent. recipients will demonstrate a commitment to advocating for diversity and inclusion in their educational career as well as in the community at large.

Catch the Dream, Inc.

Deadline: March 15th; April 30th; Sept. 15th of each year
Award: $500 – $5,000
Application: www.catchingthedream.org
Criteria: Open to American Indians or Alaskan Natives (1/4 degree or more) enrolled as members of a federal, state, or terminated tribe and have displayed high academic achievement and motivation. Must prove financial need.

Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health & Disability

Deadline: March 1st of each Year
Award: $1000
Application: www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/
Criteria: Must have a documented disability, U.S. citizen or legal resident, and be attending graduate school full-time. Preference is given to applicants pursuing a degree in health and who have a history of volunteer work and community service.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th of each year
Award: $1,000 – $3,000
Application: www.hsf.net
Criteria: Applicant must be of Hispanic heritage, a US Citizen or legal permanent resident, enrolled full-time, and have an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Japanese American Citizens League

Deadline: March of each year
Award: Not specified
Application: https://jacl.org/scholarships
Criteria: Applicant must be an active JACL member at either an individual or student level. Applicant must be planning to attend college at graduate level in the upcoming fall.

The National Italian American Foundation

Deadline: March 1st of each year
Award: $2,500 – 12,000
Application: www.niaf.org https://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/
Criteria: Applicants must be of Italian descent, have a 3.5 minimum GPA or demonstrate high academic achievement, have an active NIAF account (can use a relative account), and be a U.S citizen or permanent resident alien.

The Tang Scholarship

Deadline: April of each year
Award: $varies
Application: https://sites.google.com/site/tangscholarship/
Criteria: Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry); and involved in the GLBT community. Graduate from a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties. Demonstrated financial hardship and 3.0 GPA. Must be age of 17 to 25 by April of year applying.

International

AAUW International Fellowship

Deadline: November 15th of each Year
Award: $20,000
Application: https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/international/
Criteria: Women, including people who identify as women, in all fields of study; have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. and intend to return to home courtny to pursue a professional career. Must have at least 7 quarters (or more) quarters before graduating.

Arctic Chiropractic Fairbanks

Deadline: May of each year
Award: $500
Application: https://www.arcticchiropracticjuneau.com/chiropractor_juneau.php
Criteria: Full-time student by October of applying year with a GPA of 2.5 or greater in previous academic year and essay questions. Must be a U.S. citizen or Canadian resident.

Christian Chiropractors Association Inc.

Deadline: April 30th of each year
Award: Two $1000, two $750, and one $500 ($500-$1000) $200-$500
Application: www.christianchiropractors.org/scholarship
Criteria: Christian attending an accredited chiropractic school and 300-500 word essay.

ChiroHealthUSA

Deadline: April of each year
Award: $15,000
Application: https://www.chirohealthusa.com/students/foxworth-family-scholarship/
Criteria: 2.7 GPA, letter of recommendation, demonstrate leadership/service in community and the chiropractic profession.

Federation of Internationale De Chiropractique Du Sport (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic)

Deadline: October 31st of each year
Two Different Amounts: Four awards available as registration for online learning Certificate of Sports Chiropractic (value of $2,500) with a cash prize of $500 and one year honorary position on a FICS commission. One award of $1000.
Application: https://fics.sport/student-scholarships/
Criteria: Criteria: Scholarship 1: Final Two Years of Study, graduating on or after the year of the award and Scholarship 2: Emerging Student, open to all students with two or more years left of study. Essay (500-750 words), description of participation and contributions to sports chiropractic at school and in your community, and letter of recommendation.

Founder Region Fellowship, Inc. Soroptimist

Deadline: January of each Year
Award: Varies (2018 – ten $10,000 awards)
Application: www.founderregionfellowship.org
Criteria: Women enrolled in doctoral programs, prefer non-traditional fields. U.S. Citizenship is not required. (enrolled in Northern California, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or Palau.)

Korean American Scholarship Foundation/KASF

Deadline: June of each year
Award: $2,000 or higher ($500-$5,000)
Application: (https://www.kasf.org/scholarships/)
Criteria: Full time at a designated Western states school according to the KASF’s delineation of regions, cum GPA 3.0, financial need. Available to Korean American students (i.e., have a Korean parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent, or be adopted from Korea), including foreign students from Korea.

World Congress of Women Chiropractors

Deadline: October 31st of each year
Award: $1,000
Application: https://wcwchiropractors.org/
Criteria: Applicant must be a WCWC member and demonstrate leadership qualities along with community service/participation. An essay of at least 200 words, how this scholarship will help you, list associated : activities, community projects, and memberships, include 3 references.

Veteran

VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”

Deadline: April 30th each year and November 15th each year
Award: Up to $5,000
Application: www.vfw.org
Criteria: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of National Guard/Reserve.

Women

AAUW International Fellowship

Deadline: November 15th of each Year
Award: $20,000
Application: https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/international/
Criteria: Women, including people who identify as women, in all fields of study; have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. and intend to return to home courtny to pursue a professional career. Must have at least 7 quarters (or more) quarters before graduating.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

Deadline: August of each year
Award: Up to $5000
Application: www.patsyminkfoundation.org
Criteria: Woman with minor children and low-income as stipulated on application.

Founder Region Fellowship, Inc. Soroptimist

Deadline: January of each Year
Award: Varies (2018 – ten $10,000 awards)
Application: www.founderregionfellowship.org
Criteria: Women enrolled in doctoral programs, prefer non-traditional fields. U.S. Citizenship is not required. (enrolled in Northern California, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or Palau.)

World Congress of Women Chiropractors

Deadline: October 31st of each year
Award: $1,000
Application: https://wcwchiropractors.org/
Criteria: Applicant must be a WCWC member and demonstrate leadership qualities along with community service/participation. An essay of at least 200 words, how this scholarship will help you, list associated : activities, community projects, and memberships, include 3 references.

Other

Arkansas Department of Education (Arkansas Health Education Grant)

Deadline: July of each year
Award: $5,000 – $14,600
Application: https://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/ARHEG
Criteria: Arkansas residency with good academic standing and a demonstration of financial need.

Oklahoma Chiropractic Education Scholarship Program

Deadline: May of each year
Award: Up to $6,000
Application: www.okhighered.org or www.okcollegestart.org
Criteria: Must be a permanent resident of Oklahoma for not less than 5 years prior to applying for this scholarship and maintain an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or better throughout the program of no more than 4 years.

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Board

Deadline: March 1st of each year (Varies?)
Award: $1,000 or more
Application: app.oregonstudentaid.gov
Criteria: Varies. Oregon residents only

Paul & Daisy Soros

Deadline: October of each year
Award: Up to $25,000
Application: www.pdsoros.org/apply
Criteria: Applicants must be an immigrant or child of an immigrant and be age 30 or younger. Must be in the first or second year of a graduate program.

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Scholarship(s)

Deadline: February each year
Award: Varies/multi list of scholarships
Application: http://vsac.org/pay/student-aid-options/scholarships/vsac-assisted-scholarships
Criteria: online application, essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts

U.S. Naval Institute General Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: October of each year
Award: $2,000 – $6.00
Application: https://www.usni.org/essay-contests/2022/2022-general-prize-essay-contest
Criteria: Essay on topic. Open to active-duty military, reservists, veterans and civilians