ACHS to Offer $10,000 Changemakers Scholarship for MBA program infused with Sustainability & Wellness

Portland, Ore. — May 13, 2021 — In support of entrepreneurs and organizational leaders committed to doing business in ways that take us into a sustainable future, the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is launching the MBA Changemakers Scholarship. The MBA Changemakers Scholarship awards the recipient a $10,000 tuition scholarship to pursue the ACHS MBA degree, the only MBA with sustainability and wellness at its core. Applications are open now through June 18, 2021. (Note: Admissions and scholarship requirements apply.)

“ACHS has been a leader in accredited, online education for over twenty years. Our MBA leverages that expertise, is fully online, and designed with sustainability embedded from start to finish. Students not only develop solid skills in MBA topics, they also gain a competitive advantage by understanding what it takes to build and maintain an enterprise that is innovative, resilient, and regenerative. Using business concepts and sustainability fundamentals that consider the financial, environmental, and social impact of organizational decisions, students develop projects throughout the program that lead to a portfolio of tangible, outward-facing examples of their skills and capabilities,” says Dean of Business Susan Marcus. 

“Sustainability has been a core part of the ACHS mission and vision since 1978, and we are excited to expand our offerings with this innovative degree program. The ACHS MBA promotes the global mindset that is so critical for success in today’s business world and provides a pathway for integrative health and wellness practitioners, and professionals in all industry sectors, to have an even greater impact on the unprecedented challenges, needs, and opportunities facing us today,” shares ACHS President Dorene Petersen.

Now more than ever, those leading, managing, and developing business enterprises need an edge. The ACHS MBA provides that edge. 

Scholarship terms: Applications are due on or before June 18, 2021. The scholarship is credited toward billed tuition; no cash value. The scholarship recipient must meet graduate admissions requirements and maintain satisfactory academic progress and is expected to complete 18 semester credit hours during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Please review the MBA Changemakers Scholarship page on our website for more information.

For questions about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Susan Marcus at



American College of Healthcare Sciences ( has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #5 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2020 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit for more information.