Scholarships & Grants

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Working hard can really pay off. There are many scholarship and grant opportunities. Take a look. Please contact us for next steps or if you need additional help.

Call: (913) 234-0736
Email: financialaid@cleveland.edu

FALL (September) term new student scholarships

These are available for first-time Cleveland students.
Scholarship Application Deadline: July 1

• $5,000 to $15,000 DC Academic Achievement Scholarship Awards

Academic achievement scholarship awards are competitively disbursed every trimester to first-time Cleveland students entering the first trimester of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. The awards range from a total of $5,000 to $15,000, disbursed evenly throughout the 10-trimester curriculum. Up to four scholarships may be awarded each trimester via the Office of Financial Aid. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.30 is required. Applicants must apply for the award in writing, and recipients of the awards will be notified in writing of their award amount eight weeks prior to the anticipated term of enrollment. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing each trimester to remain eligible to receive the award.

• $1,500 Academic Merit Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarships

Two $1,500 scholarships for a first-time, full-time Cleveland student entering trimester one of the chiropractic program with an incoming cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

• $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

A $1,000 award for a Phi Theta Kappa student with 3.5 GPA or higher, entering the Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree program as a full-time student. One PTK Scholarship is awarded for each trimester.

• $1,000 Bachelor of Science Transfer Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for first-time, full-time Cleveland students with a 2.5 GPA or higher, who are transferring to the lower division Bachelor of Science degree program. Applicants must be starting at Cleveland immediately upon completing work at a regionally accredited college or university with no break in enrollment. Two BS Transfer Scholarships are awarded for each trimester.

• $1,000 International Student Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for non-US citizens with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Student cannot be eligible for federal financial aid and must be enrolling in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Cleveland on a first-time, full-time basis. One International Student DC Scholarship is awarded for each trimester.

View this PDF for scholarship details and to apply:
Application for Incoming Student Scholarships (117.9 KB)

SPRING (January) term new student scholarships

These are available for first-time Cleveland students.
Scholarship Application Deadline: November 1

• $5,000 to $15,000 DC Academic Achievement Scholarship Awards

Academic achievement scholarship awards are competitively disbursed every trimester to first-time Cleveland students entering the first trimester of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. The awards range from a total of $5,000 to $15,000, disbursed evenly throughout the 10-trimester curriculum. Up to four scholarships may be awarded each trimester via the Office of Financial Aid. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.30 is required. Applicants must apply for the award in writing, and recipients of the awards will be notified in writing of their award amount eight weeks prior to the anticipated term of enrollment. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing each trimester to remain eligible to receive the award.

• $1,500 Academic Merit Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarships

A $1,500 scholarships for a first-time, full-time Cleveland student entering trimester one of the chiropractic program with an incoming cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

• $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

A $1,000 award for a Phi Theta Kappa student with 3.5 GPA or higher, entering the Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree program as a full-time student. One PTK Scholarship is awarded for each trimester.

• $1,000 Bachelor of Science Transfer Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for first-time, full-time Cleveland students with a 2.5 GPA or higher, who are transferring to the lower division Bachelor of Science degree program. Applicants must be starting at Cleveland immediately upon completing work at a regionally accredited college or university with no break in enrollment. Two BS Transfer Scholarships are awarded for each trimester.

• $1,000 International Student Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for non-US citizens with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Student cannot be eligible for federal financial aid and must be enrolling in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Cleveland on a first-time, full-time basis. One International Student DC Scholarship is awarded for each trimester.

View this PDF for scholarship details and to apply:
Application for Incoming Student Scholarships (117.9 KB)

SUMMER (May) term new student scholarships

These are available for first-time Cleveland students.
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

• $5,000 to $15,000 DC Academic Achievement Scholarship Awards

Academic achievement scholarship awards are competitively disbursed every trimester to first-time Cleveland students entering the first trimester of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. The awards range from a total of $5,000 to $15,000, disbursed evenly throughout the 10-trimester curriculum. Up to four scholarships may be awarded each trimester via the Office of Financial Aid. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.30 is required. Applicants must apply for the award in writing, and recipients of the awards will be notified in writing of their award amount eight weeks prior to the anticipated term of enrollment. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing each trimester to remain eligible to receive the award.

• $1,500 Academic Merit Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarships

A $1,500 scholarships for a first-time, full-time Cleveland student entering trimester one of the chiropractic program with an incoming cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

• $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

A $1,000 award for a Phi Theta Kappa student with 3.5 GPA or higher, entering the Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree program as a full-time student. One PTK Scholarship is awarded for each trimester.

• $1,000 Bachelor of Science Transfer Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for first-time, full-time Cleveland students with a 2.5 GPA or higher, who are transferring to the lower division Bachelor of Science degree program. Applicants must be starting at Cleveland immediately upon completing work at a regionally accredited college or university with no break in enrollment. Two BS Transfer Scholarships are awarded for each trimester.

• $1,000 International Student Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for non-US citizens with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Student cannot be eligible for federal financial aid and must be enrolling in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Cleveland on a first-time, full-time basis. One International Student DC Scholarship is awarded for each trimester.

View this PDF for scholarship details and to apply:
Application for Incoming Student Scholarships (117.9 KB)

Additional Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

Scholarships available outside of the Cleveland network:

ACA - The American Chiropractic Foundation

American Indian Graduate Center

The Auxiliary of Christian Chiropractors Association

ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship

Christian Chiropractors Association

Commerce Bank

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Consumer Health Digest

DietSpotlight

EK Insurance $500 Scholarship

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

FICS

FOCUS – Fountain of Chiropractic Understanding

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

IFCO - Sylva Ashworth Scholarship

Illinois Chiropractic Foundation

jobapplicationsonline.com Scholarship

Kansas Horse Council Foundation

National Federation of the Blind

Pronet International – Veterans of a Foreign War or Children of any Veteran

TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

The World Congress of Women Chiropractors

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

State awarded scholarships & grants:

Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC)

The Chippewa Valley Chiropractic Alliance – North West Wisconsin

Chiropractic Association of Louisiana – William S. Boyd Scholarship

Kentucky Chiropractic Society

Missouri State Chiropractic Society

North Dakota Chiropractic Association

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Ohio State Chiropractic Association

South Carolina Chiropractic Association

Here’s where you may find additional scholarships & grants:

Chegg.com

Discover Student Loans

The Sallie Mae Fund

Scholarship Experts

School Soup

Student Scholarships

Super College

USA Funds Scholarships

Federal Programs

To determine financial aid eligibility, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based award ranging from $330 to $5,775 per year. This grant is available to first-degree-seeking undergraduate students who show exceptional need. Eligibility is determined by your Student Aid Report.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

This grant is for undergraduate students who show exceptional financial need with priority given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. The amount awarded depends on the availability of funds received from the federal government.

Federal Work Study

Cleveland participates in the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program, which provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. Participating students earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student's course of study. If you are interested in the Federal Work Study program, please answer "yes" on your FAFSA where it asks if you are interested in student employment.

Work Study positions include teaching assistants, tutors and office assistants.

The amount a student can earn is limited by his/her budget. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Federal Perkins Loan

The Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest (5%) loan for students with exceptional need. The Perkins Loan is a campus-based program, meaning that Cleveland is the lender. The amount of your award depends on your financial need, amount of other aid received and the availability of funds. Repayment of the Perkins Loan begins following a nine-month grace period, at which time interest will begin to accrue. You may postpone repayment of your Perkins Loan if you qualify.

Direct Loan

A Direct Loan is either subsidized or unsubsidized. A subsidized loan is awarded based on financial need as determined by your Student Aid Report. The federal government pays the interest on the loan until you begin repayment and during authorized periods of deferment. An unsubsidized loan is not awarded on the basis of financial need. You will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. Repayment on Direct Loans will begin following a six-month grace period. The grace period begins once you graduate, withdraw from the college or attend less than half time. You may postpone repayment of your Direct Loans if you qualify.

Direct PLUS Loan (Parents)

This loan program offers parents of a dependent undergraduate student the option to borrow additional funds to cover educational expenses. The Direct PLUS borrowing limit equals the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. Requirements include a determination that the applicant does not have an adverse credit history, repayment beginning on the date of the last disbursement of the loan, and a fixed interest rate of 6.84 percent.

Direct PLUS Loan (Graduate)

Graduate students are now eligible to borrow under the Direct PLUS Loan Program, up to their cost of attendance minus other estimated financial assistance. Requirements include a determination that the applicant does not have an adverse credit history, repayment beginning on the date of the last disbursement of the loan, and a fixed interest rate of 6.84 percent. Applicants for these loans are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They also must have applied for their annual loan maximum eligibility under the Direct Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized loans) before applying for a Direct PLUS loan.

Alternative loans

Cleveland participates in several alternative loan programs through private lenders. These loans are credit-based and are not a part of the federal program. Therefore, they are not eligible for consolidation with federal loans. The amount awarded through these programs depends on the amount of other aid received. The College will award federal funds prior to the alternative loans. The interest rate and repayment terms are specific to the program and the lender chosen by the borrower.

Online Scholarship Application

Click here to complete the online scholarship application form.

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