HAPPY NEW YEAR & WELCOME
TO THE NEWSLETTER!
Welcome to SCU’s brand new
monthly newsletter! This year we will be sending these regular updates
packed with on- and off-campus news to all of our alumni. We will be
featuring our programs and notable graduates, and we are sure you will
all find something to enjoy. If you have a story that you’d like to share
with the alumni community, feel free to contact us.
Dr. Donna Winges and Dr.
Jeremy Summer (April 2011 CAOM Grads) were recently awarded full
scholarships from the Chinese government for the Doctoral Degree in
Traditional Chinese Medicine. SCU is proud to be the only Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine University in California that is officially recognized
by the Chinese Department of Education as an institute of higher
education. Dr. Winges and Dr. Summer, who began their studies at the
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in September 2011, are the only
two California recipients of these prestigious scholarships. Best wishes
to them both!
MORE SCHOLARSHIP NEWS
SCU was awarded a $77,814
federal grant to support the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
program. We were one of 37 institutions chosen to receive this funding
from the US Department of Health and Human Services. We awarded four
scholarships for the Spring 2012 semester, and are pleased to welcome
these very deserving students. The purpose of SDS program is to increase
diversity in the health professions and nursing workforce by awarding
scholarships to financially needy students from disadvantaged
backgrounds. Many of these students are from underrepresented racial and
ethnic backgrounds, and their entrance into a career as health
professionals will help to diversify the health workforce, thus ensuring
culturally effective care and a reduction of health disparities.
SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED AT SCU
At SCU, we recognize the importance of aiding students
from disadvantaged and minority communities, and have established
scholarships solely for students of those demographics. We have awarded
four scholarships for the fiscal year of 2009-2010 and anticipate
awarding 12 to 15 in 2010-2011. Additionally, we recognize students for
exemplary accomplishments in their undergraduate studies prior to
enrollment at SCU. Therefore, scholarships are also offered to students
that demonstrate high academic standards and/or financial need. Our
current scholarships that are specific to underserved students include:
• Dr. Charles L. Cooke Scholarship: The Dr.
Charles L. Cooke scholarship is available to students that are entering
the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Qualified students must be of
African-American origin with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in their
undergraduate studies. Applicants for the scholarship must write an essay
on a topic that discusses ways to further the recognition and acceptance
of chiropractic medicine within the African-American community.
• Dr. Gertrude Dunsworth Scholarship: The
Dunsworth Scholarship was created to assist students matriculating into
the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic from Native American, African
American or Latin American descent. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA
of 2.75 in all undergraduate courses prior to enrollment at SCU, and must
also complete an application.
• Specific community outreach is targeted for
underserved Latina/Latino students in the Inland Empire. SCU staff
and administrators are proud to offer their services as mentors to the
Inland Empire Scholarship Fund student recipients. The President,
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
and the Admission’s Director and selected admission’s counselors have all
participated in some capacity with IESF and their students. The SCU
admission’s office also hosts specific events to support this
Since its founding 12
years ago, the Inland Empire Scholarship Fund has awarded over $800,000
in scholarships to more than 750 Hispanic students in Riverside and San
Bernardino. This extraordinary accomplishment is thanks to the vision and
tireless volunteer effort put forth by Dr. Manuela Granado Sosa, a
retired dentist, and her husband Espartago (Randy) Sosa. Dr. Sosa will
bring prospective students to our campus to introduce them to SCU and the
programs we offer.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE CURRENT STUDENTS TO APPLY
Look for upcoming seminars covering the topics of
power of attorney and taxes. We are now offering complimentary,
confidential estate and tax services. For more information, contact Julie
Heggeness, JD, CSPG at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (562) 902-3327.
January 12, 2012 - White Coat Ceremony - SCU Campus
PAC 5:00 p.m.
January 13, 2012 - Casino Night - SCU Campus Gym 5:00
January 19, 2012 - Parker Seminars Alumni Cocktail Party
- 5:00 to 7:00 Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly Las Vegas Hilton)
February 4, 2012 - Chinese New Year - SCU Campus -
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March 8, 2012, July 24, 2012, October 4, 2012 - look
for more info soon!
SCU Extravaganza - October 19-21, 2012 - Anaheim, California