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nuherbs Co. wishes to thank everyone who contributed to our 2011 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 from over 40 schools across the nation participated and over 100 applications were reviewed. Evaluation criteria were based on the students' written responses to a short essay question, as well as their commitment to their schools and communities. Scholarships are awarded specifically to assist with tuition at a traditional oriental medicine institution accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Every participant will receive a $30 gift certificate from nuherbs Co.

To be eligible, you must be a current student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and attend a participating school. The 2012 Scholarship Program will be announced later this fall.

2011 nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Recipients

•   $2,000 nuherbs Scholarship

Sarah Paulson of Academy of five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville, Florida

•   $1,500 Herbal Times Scholarship

Abigail Richardson of New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York

•   $1,000 Jade Dragon Scholarship

Philip Settels of Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, California

Mr. Josh Walker is a martial artist and owner of PlumDragon Herbs, a small business specializing in dit da and tonics geared towards martial artists and athletes. Josh is the author of a book on the study of Chinese iron palm, and is preparing to publish a new book in the coming months entitled Materia Medica for Martial Artists, which aims to provide a focused look at individual herbs used in the production of formulas for use in martial arts and sports.

Ms. Natha Surinsuk, L.Ac. grew up in Thailand, where she learned and practiced eastern philosophy, massage, and herbal medicine at a very young age. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and she went on to complete her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Natha currently practices traditional Chinese medicine in Southern California and is editor of nuherbs Company´s monthly newsletter Herbal Explorations.

Mr. Wilson Lau serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of nuherbs Co. and 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.