Nuherbs TCM Scholarships 2015

Nuherbs Co. wishes to thank everyone who made our 2015 Nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Program possible, in particular the participating schools. These scholarships recognize the future leaders of our growing Chinese medicine community in the United States. Without the support of the practitioners that uses our products and the people that they are helping, this scholarship program without be possible. Together, we are building the future of Chinese medicine in America.


This year, students from 40 schools across the nation participated. 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 aspect of traditional Chinese herbal medicine do you find most fascinating and why? How would this aspect be shared with others, either in your daily life or your practice of TCM?"


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 2016 Scholarship Program will be announced later this winter.


2015 Nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Recipients

Marlene Cummings of American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Houston, TX

Jason Salim of Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, CA

Bi Lin Feng of National University of Health Science, Lombard, IL

  • $2,000 Nuherbs Scholarship
  • $1,500 Herbal Times Scholarship
  • $1,000 Jade Dragon Scholarship

2015 Judges


Dr. Christian Hoffert L.Ac. is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Before practicing acupuncture, Christian worked in the Natural Foods Industry specializing in the development and distribution of botanical extracts and nutraceuticals as well as assisting companies in the formulation of their nutritional supplements.


Dr. 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, 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.


Read the thought-provoking essays of previous scholarship recipients: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. If you have any questions, email