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2009 Participating Schools

nuherbs Co. wishes to thank everyone who contributed to our 2009 nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Program. These scholarships recognize the future leaders of our growing Chinese Medicine community in the United States. Your support is integral to the success of our Scholarship Program. Without your participation, our scholarship program would not be possible. Together we are building the future of Chinese Medicine in America.

This year students at over 50 acupuncture schools across the nation participated and over 100 applications were reviewed. Evaluation criteria were based on students' written responses to a short essay question, as well as their commitment to their schools and community. Scholarships are awarded specifically to assist with tuition at an Acupuncture institution accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Every participant received a $30 gift certificate from nuherbs Co.

To be eligible, you must be a current student with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 and attend a participating school. Visit 2010 nuherbs Chinese Medicine Scholarship page to find out more information.

2009 nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Recipients

• $2,000 nuherbs Scholarship

Alicia Yang of Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Honolulu, HI

• $1,500 Herbal Times Scholarship

Amy Galvan of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, Gainesville, FL

• $1,000 Jade Dragon Scholarship

Dylan Stein of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY

2009 nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Judges:

  • Melissa Monroe, L.Ac. is the owner and founder of Eastside Family Acupuncture and is licensed by the State of California, as well as being nationally certified in Acupuncture and Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In addition to her private practice, Melissa teaches Psychology of Patient Care and has been a Technical Supervisor at her alma mater, Samra University of Oriental Medicine. Read Melissa's full bio here.
  • Philip Garrison holds a B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College, and was the recipient of the 2008 nuherbs Herbal Times Scholarship. He will be graduating from Five Branches University in December 2009 with a focus in Chinese Herbalism and the Chinese Medical Classics. In addition, Philip is enrolled at the International Institute of Medical Qigong, where he is pursuing a Doctorate in Medical Qigong.
  • Mr. Wilson Lau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, nuherbs, Co. Mr. Lau is responsible for reinstating the nuherbs Co. Scholarship Program. As the third generation involved in nuherbs Co. he has been surrounded by herbs and Chinese Medicine since infancy. He currently holds a seat on the board of the American Herbal Products Association. Mr. Lau can be seen at most major trade shows and conferences promoting Chinese Medicine.