Nuherbs TCM Scholarships 2017

Nuherbs Co. wishes to thank everyone who made our 2017 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:

"How can TCM practitioners make traditional Chinese herbal decoctions relevant to their patients’ modern lifestyle?"

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 2018 Scholarship Program will be announced later this winter.

2017 Nuherbs Co. Chinese Medicine Scholarship Recipients

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  • $2,000 Nuherbs Scholarship

Megan Ganatta of Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA

  • $1,500 Herbal Times Scholarship

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

  • 1,000 Jade Dragon Scholarship

Nathalie Basile of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, Asheville, NC

Read some of the moving essays from past years’ winners: 2016. If your school wishes to participate in the 2018 Nuherbs Scholarship Program, email

2017 Judges

Mr. Wilson Lau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nuherbs. Mr. Lau is responsible for reinstating the Nuherbs Scholarship Program. As the third generation involved in Nuherbs he has been surrounded by herbs and Chinese Medicine since infancy. He currently is the Chair of the board of the American Herbal Products Association. Mr. Lau can be seen at most major trade shows and conferences promoting Chinese Medicine.

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.

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. After many years of private practice in traditional Chinese medicine in Southern California, Natha has returned to Thailand, where she is currently based.

Thank you to all who participated, and especially to this year’s winners, who demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to contribute to our wider TCM community during their career by sitting on committees, working to create/change legislation, perform translation of key Chinese publications into English for Western audience access, travel abroad to gain first-hand knowledge from China, and conduct and publish research for the greater understanding and acceptance of TCM in the modern world. We are grateful in advance for the work these folks will do during the course of their careers to benefit all of us in the field of Chinese medicine.


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