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2012 nuherbs Scholarship Program

nuherbs Co. wishes to thank everyone who contributed to our 2012 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. This year´s question was "What role do you envision for Chinese herbs for America´s aging population?"

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 2013 Scholarship Program will be announced later this fall.

2012 nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Recipients

•   $2,000 nuherbs Scholarship

Anna Lora Ritner of American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA

•   $1,500 Herbal Times Scholarship

Hedy Eldiwany of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

•   $1,000 Jade Dragon Scholarship

Erika Danielle Garcia of National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL

2012 Judges

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 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.

Ms. Sarah Paulson is currently finishing her studies at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and was the 2011 recipient of the nuherbs Scholarship. She displays commitment and deep passion for Chinese Medicine. She plans on establishing a practice in New York City and will continue to study with her teachers, Laura Barnard Stelmok and Amy Jenner.

Read the thought-provoking essays of previous scholarship recipients: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. If you have any questions, email scholarships@nuherbs.com.