Scholarships & Awards – TCM

The International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine is pleased to offer students applying to the Academy for the 2017 Full-time programs, the opportunity to apply for the following scholarships and awards.

Entrance Scholarships:

 

A student may apply for only one scholarship in the following categories:
The Academy recognizes the benefits of a student’s past educational training and work within the healthcare field.

The Academy has elected to create a series of Scholarships for those with healthcare related, prior training and elect to take the full-time acupuncture practitioner program as presented. The Scholarships will provide the financial benefits of the previously identified educational credits and create the opportunity for the student to attend all subjects to build a strong structure of both knowledge and skill competencies. While this may mean some subjects will be a review, it does ensure that all of the required material is known by the student, to the specific requirements of the College of TCM Practitioners & Acupuncturists of Ontario. It also positions the Scholarship student to reach for an ‘honours’ standing within the program.

 

(1)    Community College Scholarship $700.00
If the applicant holds a diploma from any Canadian Community College or he/she will be eligible for this scholarship.
How do you apply? Simply add a letter to your application setting out the name of the diploma held, the year it was issued and provide a copy of the diploma & transcript. Upon confirmation by the Education Committee, the scholarship will be granted.
Scholarship Award: $700.00. It will be applied on a pro-rata basis to the first 10 subjects.

(2)    University Scholarship $1,000.00
If the applicant holds a degree from any Canadian or International University, he/she will be eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship Award: $1,000.00. It will be applied on a pro-rata basis to the first 10 subjects.

How do you apply? Simply add a letter to your application setting out the name of the degree held, the year it was issued and provide a copy of the degree & transcript. Upon confirmation by the Education Committee, the scholarship will be granted.

(3)    Related Healthcare Scholarship (RPN) $1,000.00
Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) applicants for this award must hold a diploma from a training institution in Canada or, can provide documentation that supports he/she has been educated in a foreign college/university and has practiced nursing for a minimum of 3 years in a hospital environment. It is understood the recipient will undertake the complete full-time acupuncture practitioner program, without educational credits, to ensure all aspects of competencies have been studied as determined by the National Competencies Standards for Acupuncture in Canada.

Scholarship Award: $1,000.00. It will be applied to the first 10 subjects.

(4)     Related Healthcare Education Scholarship $3,000.00
Applicants who hold a degree in Healthcare Sciences or Physical Health & Education associated programs from a North American College or University or a recognized International University (excluding massage therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, chiropractic and medical doctors).

Eligible applicants for this award must hold a degree from a recognized College/University in North America or Internationally . It is understood the recipient will undertake the complete full-time acupuncture program, without educational credits, to ensure all aspects of competencies have been studied as determined by the National Competencies Standards for Acupuncture in Canada.
Scholarship Award: $3,000.00. It will be on a pro-rata basis to the first 40 subjects/credits.

How do you apply? Simply add a letter to your application setting out the name of the degree held, the year it was issued and provide a copy of the degree & transcript. Upon confirmation by the Education Committee, the scholarship will be granted.

Note:
There are no Scholarships for Canadian Registered Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, RN’s or Canadian licensed Medical Doctors, as they automatically qualify for 31 educational credits with a tuition value of over $6900.00. They do not need to take the educational credit subjects.

There are no scholarships for Foreign trained medical doctors who are now resident in Canada, as they are automatically eligible for 26 educational credits with a tuition value of over $5,800.00

Academic and Clinical Performance Awards

The following performance awards are in addition to any ‘Entrance Scholarship’ earned by the student.

Academic Performance Scholarship
-Open to all students registered in the Full-time or Part-time Acupuncture Practitioner program at the completion of 60 credits.
This scholarship will be automatically awarded to any student who has achieved an honours standing (85% or higher) after the completion of 60 credits and has passed all oral practical examinations conducted up to that time. The grade determination will include all results from subject 1 to 60. The student must have successfully completed all subjects, without rewrites, to be eligible.
Award: $200.00 It will be applied to the following 5 subjects/credits.

Honours Achievement
Every student has the opportunity to graduate with ‘honours’ standing which is achieving an 85.0% grade average over the entire program. It takes commitment, dedication, persistence and a sense of purpose to become an ‘honours’ graduate.
•    The ‘honours’ graduate’s diploma acknowledges this accomplishment for all future clients to recognize that they are being treated by a highly knowledgeable ‘top performer’.
Executive Director’s Award
In each graduating year, the Education Committee reviews all graduating students to determine, if there is an individual(s) who has achieved the highest academic standings for the period and also has placed in the top quartile of students in clinical technique standings.
•    The recipient is recognized at the Graduation ceremonies and presented with a quality award for display to future clients. The award is not necessarily granted each year.

President’s Award
Periodically, there is usually one student who generally performs at the Top. The President’s award is determined by a panel that selects the person, who has exemplified the characteristics of professionalism and overall achievement. The Education Committee selects the student who exhibited the following characteristics:
•    Consistently demonstrated strong academic and clinical technique performance
•    Displayed positive leadership qualities within the student body and the overall Academy
•    Maintained professional client relations during clinics and off-site activities
•    Participated in or completed volunteer work within the general community and/or the student body (e.g. tutoring or mentoring other students).

The recipient receives a prestigious award at the Graduation ceremonies. This award is not necessarily granted each year, as it is important to maintain the standards of the criteria, in order to honour all of those who have earned the reward in the past. Graduates from the 3 academies are eligible for this award.