The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals. ACHS offers a scholarship for adult students in the form of a one-time $1000 tuition scholarship and awards up to 10 of these scholarships each year. Meet our 3 students who were awarded the scholarship for summer 2021, and hear their tips for prospective students!
As she moves forward with her goals of becoming an herbalist and wellness coach, this scholarship will provide the financial support necessary for Ashley to keep her commitment and focus on her courses at ACHS while moving forward in her career.
“For me, the journey to health and wellness has been a long and winding road. I knew that to live a healthy and happy life I needed to start at the beginning. ACHS has empowered me to not only dig into the reasons why wellness is important but has given me the confidence to start a business that brings my first passion of wine and hospitality together with my current education. I am so grateful for this journey and all the support ACHS has offered,” Ashley says.
Ashley’s favorite thing about studying online with ACHS is the community. After attending two other universities, Ashley realized that ACHS has developed an integral and interactive community that is supportive, connective, and empowering. The professors are knowledgeable, and the administration is tuned into the needs of their students.
Tip for prospective students: Just do it. Yes, it will be work and a restructuring of your current habits and lifestyle, but continuing your education and helping to focus on a holistic way to be a part of this world is worth every minute.
Janine says that this scholarship will reduce her student loan debt more quickly and allow her to be successful in a career in herbal medicine.
“I’m just starting classes in May and I’m already a fan of ACHS. From the generosity and caring from the staff and professors, I already can’t say enough positive reviews about ACHS. I look forward to graduating with ACHS on my resume,” she says.
Her favorite thing about studying with ACHS is the kindness and helpfulness of the staff and professors. She is an aspiring healer of people, animals, and the earth.
Tip for prospective students: Focus on selecting your graduation project a minimum of a year in advance. 1 and 1/2 years to 2 years is more ideal to start choosing the project in case anything goes wrong and you have to start over which happens a lot.
Kristina desires to enter the medical field as a Holistic RN, helping those around her hone in on the connection of body, mind, and spirit in overall healing. She says that the generous scholarship from ACHS will assist her in furthering her goals.
“Poverty is the catalyst to ingenuity due to absolute necessity. As a divorced, single mother of 9, I can attest that you can do anything you put your mind to. Each step forward is a step in the right direction,” Kristina says.
Kristina enjoys the flexibility of the ACHS canvas, online zooms, and module interactions which makes the virtual classroom more user-friendly and easy to maneuver.
Tip for prospective students: Don’t live your life in fear. Fear is the main reason we tend not to go outside our comfort zones. Remember that harnessing your fear and projecting it in a positive light will not only illuminate your path, but highlight your unique abilities.
Kristin says that she is honored to be chosen to receive the adult scholarship granted by ACHS in 2021. It not only is a blessing upon her finances but a legacy blessing to her children. She is most grateful for the opportunity to study under Professors who are not only leaders in their fields, but guide with a hunger for learning and great compassion towards their fellow humans.
We know that funding your education is an important investment. Scholarships are free money that you don’t have to pay back and an excellent way to supplement other funding sources. If you have any questions about our scholarships, don’t hesitate to reach out to an admissions advisor and schedule a time to chat.
About American College of Healthcare Sciences
American College founded in 1978, is a fully online accredited institute of higher education specializing in holistic health. Based in Portland, OR; our goal is to make research-driven and science-based holistic health education taught by industry-leading experts accessible to anyone anywhere while still giving students a hands-on experiential learning experience like a traditional college and a strong sense of community, school pride and student bond.
This commitment to our students and graduates reflects in our current survey results that reflect 98% of our students would recommend ACHS to a friend or family member.
We believe education is the most powerful tool for changing an individual and the world around us.
When a person enrolls as ACHS, it is vitally important that they graduate with tools they need to forge their own holistic and sustainable missions, build up their communities confidently and changing the face of healthcare with knowledge.