Rachel Wanninger, a student in the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), is the latest recipient of the $2,500 Standard Process Scholarship. Wanninger was presented the scholarship check by Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, CUKC president, on behalf of Standard Process, Inc. The scholarship recognizes a D.C. student who is strong academically, and who has made contributions outside the classroom.
Students applying for the financial gift were required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and to have at least one trimester remaining at CUKC. Applicants were required to submit a list of their contributions to the chiropractic profession, the community, and the University. Each had to prepare an essay answering the question: “When you enter into practice, how will you work to integrate nutrition into your practice to maximize the health of your patients?”
Representatives of Standard Process reviewed submissions from CUKC, and Wanninger was named the scholarship winner. The company then notified the CUKC Office of Financial Aid.
“I am very honored to have been picked for the scholarship by an incredible company whose values align with mine in helping people achieve optimal wellness through whole food nutrition,” Wanninger said.
Wanninger is on pace to graduate from CUKC in 2021. She’s known since her first year of undergraduate study that a career as a doctor of chiropractic was her calling, and she believes strongly in its message of natural health care. This award, she said, will help her achieve that goal.
“I pursued the scholarship to win money to use toward furthering my chiropractic education and functional medicine education,” Wanninger said. “I want to be a leader in the pursuit of transforming healthcare.”
Based in Palmyra, Wisc., Standard Process is a leader in whole food nutrient solutions and a strong supporter of education. It grants thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to those pursuing natural healthcare professions.