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Guldman-Strauss Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship available to Integrative Health Care (IHC) students. Students applying for this scholarship must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found online. MSU Denver’s Title IV School Code is 001360.

Criteria for the Guldman-Strauss Scholarship are as follows:
Minimum of one scholarship awarded annually to benefit an IHC student at MSU Denver with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship recipient shall:

  1. Have declared a major or minor in the IHC Program;
  2. Have financial need, based on FAFSA and the MSU Denver's Scholarship Center;
  3. Be a sophomore, junior or senior; and
  4. Provide two essays of no more than 250 words each about personal interest in IHC practices and plans after graduation.
  5. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative or transfer GPA.
  6. Have completed at least three IHC courses at MSU Denver.

The Financial Aid office will provide the Scholarship Committee with a list of students who are eligible to apply for this award. Eligibility is determined from the FAFSA form, which must be submitted or updated by March 1, 2018. Only those who are contacted by Dr. Steve Rissman in March 2018 should apply. The Committe should get the list of eligible students  by the end of the second week in March and will contact you at that time.


Please make sure all fields are filled out completely, otherwise we may not be able to process your application. Applications must be submitted by noon on March 15, 2018.


Student Name:
Student 900 Number:
Phone Number:
Address: Street:
State: Zip:
Student Email:
Do you plan to work 10 or more hours a week?

Please submit the information requested in each text box:

  • Education/Certifications


  • Work History. Identify organization names, dates of involvement, and briefly describe job duties.


  • Volunteer activities related to health care. Identify organization, dates of involvement, and briefly describe your duties.


  • Other volunteer activities. Identify organization names, dates of involvement, and briefly describe your duties.


  • Professional Memberships/Affiliations


  • Awards and Honors


  • Other Activities


  • Type a 500 word essay that includes why you chose this career path, your career goals, and a summary of your accomplishments, strengths, and weaknesses:


Please answer the following two essay questions. Please limit your respond to 250 words.

  • How did you become interested in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine?
  • How do you intend to use your knowledge of integrative health care in your professional life after you receive your bachelor's degree?

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