Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is pleased to announce that Whitney Haase, a student in the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree program at the University, has been named the recipient of the Standard Process Scholarship. Haase was recently presented the scholarship check by Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, CUKC president. The award recognizes a doctor of chiropractic student who has made positive contributions in the classroom and beyond.
To be considered for the scholarship, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and they must 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, along with an essay answering the question: "Why are you studying to become a practitioner, and how will whole food nutrition be a catalyst for changing patient's lives?"
After reviewing the submissions from CUKC, Haase was chosen as the winner of the scholarship by representatives of Standard Process Inc. Their representatives then contacted the Office of Financial Aid at CUKC to notify officials at the University of their selection. The award can be utilized for any educational needs a student may encounter while in school.
Haase, a native of Omaha, Neb., was honored to be chosen to receive the award.
"I am so grateful to be selected for this scholarship," Haase said. "Because of Standard Process' generosity with this award, I will be able to attend three extremely valuable seminars before graduation, which will help me to continue building my clinical expertise. These experiences will provide me with increased knowledge of human function and allow me to provide the best evidence-informed care to my current and future patients."
Haase became aware of chiropractic when her long-time curiosity about body movement became intertwined with her athletic endeavors.
"I have been interested in biomechanics and orthopedics for as long as I can remember, but I was first exposed to chiropractic when I was trying to recover from high school track injuries," Haase said. "It wasn't until fall of my senior year of college when I shadowed a local chiropractor that I knew it was the career I wanted to pursue."
During her time at CUKC, Haase has become more aware of the long-term impact that nutrition can have on our bodies. That awareness is what fueled her interest in the award.
"I decided to apply for the Standard Process Scholarship because of my growing interest in whole food nutrition and a desire to continue my education in addition to the D.C. curriculum," Haase said. "Over the past year especially, I have learned about the lasting effects of our food on our function, and I will use the scholarship to further my knowledge of human function and movement."
Standard Process Inc. is a leader in whole food nutrient solutions. Based in Palmyra, Wis., the company is a strong supporter of education, and grants thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to those pursuing natural health care professions.