The goals of the Diversity Scholarship for Incoming Students is: To foster an environment that appreciates and values an increasingly diverse student body. To increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a diverse student body. To develop student interest, involvement, and leadership in diversity, inclusion and/or social justice initiatives. The Diversity Scholarship for Incoming Students covers 50% of the cost of the amount of tuition to students who exemplify these goals. The scholarship is awarded to up to two qualified students from each incoming class in these three programs: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Program Doctor of Chiropractic Program Massage Therapy (certificate and A.A.S. degree). To qualify for this scholarship applicants must: Demonstrate financial need Meet at least two of the following criteria: Be a first generation college student Be a member of an underrepresented or marginalized group (including but not limited to underrepresented racial populations, women, LGBTQI, low income, individuals with disabilities, etc.) Have overcome personal, social and/or physical obstacles pursuing an education and/or be from a living environment or academic setting that may have hindered educational pursuits Have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and/or leadership in working with underrepresented groups, through employment, community service or other involvement.