Scholarship Opportunities

MCOM strives to provide  up to date information on scholarship opportunities.  Application deadlines are different for each scholarship and all different criteria. For more information on each opportunity, please contact the giving organization. Links to available opportunities are provided.

Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship

The Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship fund was developed to recognize and encourage individuals who have returned to school after a break in their formal education. These individuals should exhibit a desire for self improvement and leadership abilities while at the same time being able to maintain an above average grade point. The scholarship was named the Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship to recognize the contributions this young woman made to her family, community and to the JCI Wisconsin (f/k/a the Wisconsin Jaycees). These scholarships are sponsored by the Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc., and given out annually.


Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship (Wisconsin Residents Only)

This scholarship fund was developed to recognize and encourage individuals who have returned to school after a break in their formal education.

1. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age, having returned to school after at least two years off.
2. Applicant must be a continuing student with at least 2 semesters of school completed since returning to school. (Summer school does not apply and student must be enrolled in upcoming term.)
3. Applicant must be attending a Wisconsin post-secondary institution pursuing a minimum of a two-year undergraduate program.
4. The student must be a full-time student as defined by the school in which they are enrolled.
5. The applicant must have a 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale. A transcript of grades must be included in the application packet submitted.
6. Three letters of recommendation (limited to one page per letter) must be included in the application packet.
7. Answers to questions must be typewritten.
8. Application must be organized in the following order:
(A) Application form with name and questions
(B) Answers to questions
(C) Official Transcripts
(D) Recommendation letters
(E) Resume
(Either staple or paper clip all information together.)
9. Review your submissions carefully before sending them in. Any part of the application not completed or any attachment missing will disqualify the applicant from consideration. Application deadline is June 30th of each year, and therefore should be postmarked no later than June 30th.
Information will be verified.
Information found to be inaccurate will disqualify applicant.
All decisions of the Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation Scholarship Committee will be final.
Please complete and return the application packet as described on the cover sheet. Deadline is June 30th of each year. Applications should be postmarked no later than June 30th.
Application packets should be mailed to:

Foundation Scholarship Committee
c/o Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1547
Appleton, WI 54912


Nuherbs Chinese Medicine Scholarship

Through this scholarship program, Nuherbs Co. has pledged its ongoing support to the future of Chinese Medicine and this beautiful heritage of healing.  Offering three Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture scholarships to aid Acupuncture students in their studies.


Mayway Scholarship Program

Mayway USA is offering scholarships for qualified Oriental Medicine students.


Trudy McAlister fund Scholarship

The Triskeles Foundation offers this donor-funded scholarship for students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in ACAOM accredited or candidate schools.


The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to financially assist academic study.  All US Government Programs Benefiting Students. Comprehensive listings of all current U.S. federal government assistance programs benefiting students.


The Chairish ‘Design Your Future’ Scholarship

Each year, our Chairish Scholarship Program awards $5,000 in college scholarships to deserving students

  • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students of any major
  • Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream
  • Minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA required
  • Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/technical college or university in the U.S.





This course is a practical study of the internal and external causes of disease within the Eastern medical model. A clear understanding of 'TCM pathologies' is needed in order to apply the sophisticated system of Oriental Medicine based on sign and symptom patterns.
This course consists of procedures of physical and neurological examination; providing an understanding of the methods used in making physical diagnosis.
Courses begin with a review of the normal physiological  processes and then discuss how these are altered by disease.  Students will be able to recognize pathological indicators and biochemical pathways to better correlate the basic science of pathology with physical diagnosis and disorders related to nutrition.
This course is a review of the basic sciences focusing on chemistry, microbiology and human biology. Includes an overview of the basic structures of organic molecules sufficient to understand the structure of chemical compounds studied in human chemistry. This course prepares students for courses in physiology, pathology and other western clinical sciences.
This directed learning paper develops additional competencies in basic sciences. Five pathological disorders from different systems are assigned.
This class concentrates on the processes involved with taking in and utilizing food substances by which growth, repair and maintenance of activities in the body as a whole or in any of its parts are accomplished. This includes ingestion, digestion, absorption and metabolism, as well as, basic nutritional needs and the use of vitamins, minerals and supplements.
This class includes topics in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Mechanisms of the nervous system are covered as related to the scientific basis of Acupuncture and its application to the treatment of disease. Students in this class gain the ability to explain the mechanisms of Acupuncture in modern medical terms. Communication skills between Acupuncturists and Medical professionals are stressed.
Students continue to practice needle insertion with combinations of points that would be used in treatment.  There is emphasis on safety with difficult points and more complex point prescriptions.
Students review the anatomical structures through which needles pass at progressive depths of the body.  This includes proper insertion, angle, depth, duration and withdrawl of needles.
At the beginning of the second year, students begin developing needle insertion skills. Students receive intensive instruction in techniques of clean needle insertion as approved by current national standards.
This course helps students develop their skills in organization and analysis of presenting symptoms.  The clinic review class includes evaluation of the physical and psychological components of an illness and specific treatment strategies.
This class covers the basis of treatment using the eight principle and secondary vessel pathology. Students learn to formulate a treatment using the information gathered from pulse and tongue diagnosis. Practical use of classical point categories such as antique points, influential points and windows of the sky points in the treatment of eight principle disease patterns will be covered.
It is in this class that the prior three quarter of TCM theory begin to flower and faculty can see the "light bulb go on", as students get a sense of how well the TCM theory fits together.  At this point, students are beginning their next phase of clinic and now have responsibility of using this information in a clinical setting.
A continuation of Anatomy 1, this course is an in-depth study of visceral structure and physiologic function of the human body.
This course is an in-depth study of the somatic structure of the human body: skeletal, muscular, ligamentous, and an introduction to the peripheral nerves. There is attention given to the palpatory anatomy that will be needed for Point Location and Needle Technique classes.
In this course, students are oriented to the procedures and protocol needed to successfully complete internship. Physical assessment skills needed in the practice of Oriental Medicine are covered including: vital signs, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. Standards of history taking, SOAP noting and unique documentation found in TCM clinical records are part of this course.
This course includes discussion that brings up pertinent issues in healthcare practice and examines the approach taken by a counselor. It focuses on ethical decision-making and the patient practitioner relationship.
The directed learning paper traces the development of Chinese medicine including: the classics, historical figures and periods, and a discussion of important theoretical developments. It gives students a respect for the ancient traditions from which the modern, clinical practice of TCM developed.
The moral and ethical principles that are the core of the teachings of Confucius and Lao Tzu are taught in a manner that can be applied in present day. The influence of these schools on the development of Chinese medicine is stressed in this course.
This course continues massage techniques to regions of the body for local and systemic problem. Good Tui Na technique combined with accessory techniques is an important adjunct to an acupuncture practice.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese massage that includes different hand techniques applied to specific areas of the body. Students will gain proficiency in manipulation skill and sensitivity to energy balancing as they practice techniques in class and apply them in clinic.
Students will attend lectures, demonstrate and practice in the traditional and modern accessory techniques of Oriental Medicine: moxibustion, magnets, guasha, cupping and auricular techniques.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
This course further studies the eight principle theory as it applies to the pathology of the five phases, the Zang Fu organs and the triple burner.
The rigorous clinic –based educational experience is designed to take classroom learning and first year theory so have students see the clinical application of concepts during their internship activities and experiences.
This is the first class in Chinese medical theory and introduces students to the language and refinement found in Midwest’s academic program. This class will also establish the foundation from which student’s understandings will grow.