March 24, 2021

Honoring Diversity: National University of Health Sciences offers new naturopathic medicine scholarship

Honoring Diversity: National University of Health Sciences offers new naturopathic medicine scholarship

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2021


Elizabeth Toth

Communications Coordinator

[email protected]

(LOMBARD, ILLINOIS) -- National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) has created the Black Naturopathic Opportunity Scholarship to nurture the field of naturopathic medicine, particularly in communities of color, and to increase the representation of Black/African-American physicians in complementary and alternative medicine.

“The scholarship has been designed to support naturopathic medicine, as well as National’s commitment to building diversity in the profession,” said Joseph P. D. Stiefel, NUHS President. “We’re very excited to be able to extend this opportunity to qualifying students.”

Recipients of the scholarship will receive 50% off tuition for their first and second trimesters of study in the naturopathic medicine (ND) program. Recipients will also receive one-on-one mentoring with a senior naturopathic medicine student. This will help facilitate access to support, advice, resources, and community to aid in their success.

The scholarship will be awarded to a limited number of qualified Black/African-American applicants who are first time, first-professional degree seeking students. Students must be admitted to the ND program and meet all other scholarship criteria to be eligible for the award.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected] or 800-826-6285, and to visit for more information about the scholarship, ND program, and visit events and opportunities.

National University of Health Sciences, a not-for-profit educational institution with locations in Illinois and Florida, was founded in 1906. National University sets the standard in training for careers in health care, offering graduate degrees in chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine as well as an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences. A historic leader in evidence-based health care, National University publishes three medically indexed scientific journals. National University also provides whole health patient-centered care in its integrative medical clinics. More information about NUHS can be found at

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