. . . was established primarily to support students who show promise of making significant contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Traditional Oriental Medicine in a modern context. The Trudy McAlister Foundation is committed to supporting U.S citizens who are students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who attend accredited (ACAOM) schools or "candidate" schools in the United States and are studying for their first professional degree. The Foundation also supports research and related activities that promote the advancement of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Basic support scholarships for students who have completed at least one full academic year of their professional training and who, in the opinion of their faculty, advisors and the advisors of the Fund, show unusual promise in the practice of this medicine.
Support for students who have entered the last phases of their clinical training or who have undertaken post-graduate studies in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and who are, in the opinion of their faculty and the fund advisors, most likely to:
1. Contribute to the successful integration of OM into modern American Medicine,
2. Insure that such integration preserves the historical and classic character, philosophy and practice of OM as it is integrated into this modern context.
All of the Foundations funds for supporting students comes from the public. This means that individuals, groups, colleges, institutions and organizations can donate to the Foundation. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS under donations to 501(c)(3) public charities. Please donate now.