Scholarship Information

Through the generosity of donors, National University of Natural Medicine is pleased to offer the following scholarships to assist students with their cost of education. Visit each scholarship page to learn more about the scholarship and any scholarship–specific application requirements.

All Students Scholarships

Konig Trust, $3,000 (one available)
Current students in good standing in any degree program at NUNM.

Peterson Family Scholarship, $1,000 (five available)
Current students in good standing in any degree program at NUNM.

Program Specific Scholarships

Scholars for a Healthy Oregon—Naturopathic Physician Opportunities (SHONPO), up to $35,000 per year (multi-year awards will be made and cover ND tuition through the remainder of recipients program)
Current ND students entering 3rd year or above (students entering 2nd year can apply with prior approval from the Center for Career Development). Must be committed to working as a primary care physician in an under-served area in Oregon for the number of years of the scholarship, plus an additional year (eg. 2 years of scholarship = 3 years of service).

Brant Ashton Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 (one available)
Current 4–Year ND, MSOM, MSiMR Program students entering their 3rd year, 5–Year ND, MSiMR or MSOM program, and 6–Year Dual–Track Program students entering their 4th year with a focus on AIDS/HIV. This scholarship will be weighted based on financial need.

Dr. Joshua Berry Memorial Scholarship,  $2,000 (one available)
ND students entering the third year or higher with a focus on pediatrics.

Bragg Health Institute Scholarship,  $2,500 (two available)
Current full–time students in good academic standing entering their second year or higher in the ND, ND Dual-Track programs or Master in Nutrition program.

Percy and Adrienne Frazier Scholarship,  $5,000 (ten available)
Current students in good standing in ND, MSOM or DSOM degree program at NUNM. This scholarship will be weighted based on financial need.

Jere and Debra High Scholarship, $1,000 (one available)
Current students entering their 3rd year or higher in the ND, MSOM, MAc or dual-track programs.

How to Apply

These scholarships have been awarded for the 2018-2019 year. Please look at the other scholarship opportunities below for current opportunities.

  • *SHONPO Scholarship application can be found here (you do not need to submit 2018-2019 NUNM Scholarship Application in addition)
  • Include your answers to any scholarship–specific questions for the scholarship(s) you are applying for, along with all appropriate documents in your submission. Please be sure to remove your name from all materials except your cover sheet.
  • You may apply for up to 3 scholarships and the Bragg Scholarship, but cannot apply for a scholarship you received in the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Submit the application form, your scholarship–specific essays and all other documents to NUNM by the application deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Selected students will be notified by letter. Late or incomplete submissions will be rejected.

Scholarship Award and Financial Aid

Federal financial aid recipients could have other aid reduced to accommodate any scholarship(s) received. Scholarship funds will be divided into three equal installments and disbursed to the recipient in fall, winter and spring terms. Scholarship recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress as a condition for receiving a scholarship. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the scholarship. This policy applies to both internal and external scholarship funding sources.

When Awarded a Scholarship

All scholarship attendees are expected to write a thank you letter to the donor (if appropriate). Letters should be delivered to the Advancement Office for forwarding to the donor(s). Students and donors will be invited to an event in their honor.

Who is Eligible

All scholarships that are determined by financial need will be based on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) needs analysis results. All students receiving financial aid will have all scholarships included as part of their award package. We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA application online with the National University of Natural Medicine School Code of B07624.

Students who received scholarships for 2015-2016 are ineligible to apply again for the same scholarships this year – but may apply for others. Students may apply for as many scholarships as three, but only one scholarship per student will be awarded.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to conduct an exhaustive online search for scholarship opportunities. There are many databases available. The following are some private scholarships that may be of interest to NUNM students.

Health Organization Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2018

This scholarship is open to incoming Fall 2018-2019 freshmen students and current students. Please visit Health Organization’s website for full criteria details about scholarship. Submissions can be sent to or on the Health Organization’s website.

Oregon State Scholarship

The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) scholarship applications are available!

The John Mark Turetzky Scholarship Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation

This scholarship has a preference to support NUNM students

The Dr. Richard Smith Scholarship

Provided by The Smile Institute in Eugene, this scholarship is awarded to University students in Oregon. Incoming students are also eligible to apply.

The Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by (scroll down on this link for scholarship information)

The Patricia and Paul C Bragg Global Health Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by Natural Doctors International.

The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

This office maintains a catalog of over 475 scholarships for Oregon students.

Zumper Apartment Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Requirements: Open to all students. Please visit website for details on how to apply for scholarship.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Student Voice Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm P.C.

Award: $1,000

Requirements: Active, full-time enrolled student in good academic standing. Email online form or PDF

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2018

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Requirements: GPA above 3.0

Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, June 30

How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on our scholarship page

Pride Foundation Scholarship

Award: Varies

Requirements: An application account must be created. Review application guidelines here, and see a pdf version (for reference only) of the application.

Please see FAQs for helpful information. For additional information, please see here. Your application will be considered for this list of scholarships.

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2019 at 5 p.m. PST

For questions, contact

Dr. Summit Shah Scholarship

Award: $1,000


  • High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school are eligible to apply
  • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school
  • All majors and areas of studies are encouraged to apply

Deadline: June 1, 2019

How to Apply: Submit a short essay on the following: Life is hard and it takes motivation to be persistence to reach your goals. To be considered for this scholarship, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) that shares what some of the things are that keep you motivated to keep reaching for your goals. Dr. Summit Shah would love to hear about some of your specific goals as well.

Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2019 at midnight


  • 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA or higher.
  • Currently enrolled student who attends a two-year college in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in the fall.

How to apply: Submit a video essay submission form by the deadline.

National HRT Scholarship

Award: $3,000

Requirements: Scholarship details and requirements can be found here.

Deadline: March 11, 2019

CDPAP Department of Edison HHC Educational Scholarship

Award: 1,000

Requirements: The CDPAP Department of Edison Home Health Care offers one $1,000 educational scholarship annually. To apply, please submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay outlining what you would do to improve healthcare. Topics of discussion can be broad and span areas such as systematic issues (e.g. insurance structures), treatment methodologies, patient psychological well-being, or even specialty specific areas. Don’t be afraid to be creative.

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

Verma Farms Scholarship

Award: $1000

Requirements: Students must currently be enrolled full time at an accredited 2 year or 4-year university, community or junior college, or a graduate degree program. Students must be a US citizen

Essay Question: “Why Research Into Organic Products is Essential for Society” or “Why Health is More Important Than Ever Before”

Deadline: August 31, 2019

SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Deadline: July 15th, 2019


  • Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Fall of 2019. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend.
  • employees and their family members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Submission of application is regarded as acknowledgement and adherence to the following agreement guidelines below.
  • Application must be submitted by July 15, 2019. Scholarship winners will be notified by August 1, 2019.