Grants and Scholarships for Chiropractor/Chiropractic

Going into chiropractic practice and becoming a chiropractor is no easy task.

To become a doctor of chiropractic one needs to undergo a four-year degree program or a five-year bachelor degree in chiropractic. This is followed by a two or three-year program for a Master’s degree.

Eight years of education is not just expensive, it is also impossible for many people. Fortunately, there are many scholarships and grants available that can greatly reduce the costs so you can become a chiropractor sooner.

Here are some of your best funding options…

Philip R. Lee Scholarship

American Indian students who wish to become chiropractors can apply for the Philip R. Lee Scholarship.

The California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. awards up to $2,800 to the chosen recipient. Candidates must be American Indian students enrolled in a health-related degree. They must maintain an average grade of “B” or above. Most importantly, they must submit their tribe certification.

Learn more at the official website.

Allied Healthcare Scholarship

The Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program of the Health Professions Education Foundation is available to students who are enrolled or accepted to an allied health educational program in California.

Applicants must live in or are able to work in California. One condition for the scholarship is that the recipient agrees to work in an underserved area within the state for two years.

Candidates who are accepted can receive up to $4,000. More information is available here.

Health Occupation Students of America Scholarship

The HOSA Scholarship is available to students who are currently enrolled in a health education program and are members of the HOSA.

Applicants must present an official and current transcript, proof of leadership activities and recognition, proof of community involvement, three written references and a one-page personal statement. More details are available in their scholarship guidelines.

American Chiropractic Association Scholarship

The ACA Scholarship awards $1,000 to $2,500 to each recipient. Applicants for the scholarship must be members of the association.

Each applicant must be enrolled full time in a course for a chiropractic degree and at least in hos second year. They must have good scholastic performance and maintain grades of not less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Learn more about the scholarship on the official ACA website.

Blair Chiropractic Society

This society offers a number of $1,000 scholarships per year. According to the official web site to be eligible you must be…

  • Be a student in good standing at an accredited chiropractic college
  • Be a member of a student Blair club (if available at their school)
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 (C+)
  • Have completed at least one Primary Blair seminar

For more information, including complete details on how to apply, visit

State and Federal Grants

Most of these are need-based (meaning they are distributed on the basis of financial need), but they are some of the most lucrative grants available and although not specifically for chiropractic school, the funds from them can be applied towards any properly accredited program.

Since the worst that can happen is that you are declined for funding, you definitely will want to submit an application and attempt to gain a piece of the funding “pie” for yourself.

More details on how to do so can be found here!