Nuherbs 2020 TCM Scholarships

Nuherbs wishes to thank everyone who made our 2020 Nuherbs 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 use our products and the people that they are helping, this scholarship program would not be possible. Together, we are building the future of Chinese medicine in America.

This year, over 70+ students from 22 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 does being a great Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner mean to you?"

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.

To be eligible, you must be a current student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and attend a participating school. The 2021 Scholarship Program will be announced later this winter.

A big Thank You to all the 2020 Nuherbs Scholarship Participating Schools

2020 Nuherbs Chinese Medicine Scholarship Recipients

  • $2,000 Nuherbs® Scholarship

Nicolette Natrin of Pacific College of Health and Science, San Diego, CA

  • $1,500 Herbal Times® Scholarship

Barry W Danielian of Pacific College of Health and Science, New York, NY

  • 1,000 Jade Dragon® Scholarship

Lauren Michelle Kolansky of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, Asheville, NC

Read some of the moving essays from past years' winners: 201620172018 and 2019. If your school wishes to participate in the 2021 Nuherbs Scholarship Program, email



2020 Judges

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.

Erica W Chu is a native of Texas and graduated from AOMA School of Integrative Medicine in Austin and is currently practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbology in San Antonio, Texas.  Her areas of special interests include Chinese herbal dermatology and Japanese pediatric Shonishin.  

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 a member of the board of the American Herbal Products Association. Mr. Lau can be seen at most major trade shows and conferences promoting Chinese Medicine.

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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