Financial Aid

Grants & Scholarships

For federal and state "need based" financial aid, students must either be U.S. citizens, on a permanent resident visa, or an otherwise eligible non-citizen. Students must be attending an accredited college or university, demonstrate financial need, provide copies of their previous year's tax returns (both federal and state), and other forms as needed to comply with requirements for the various programs.

The "need" eligibility is determined through processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), in combination with established budgets filed with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Financial aid sought beyond the need determination may be provided through non-need based types of assistance up to the amount of the budget.

Current Parker students can apply for grants and scholarships.

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Available grants and scholarships:



Scholarships and GrantsDescriptionAvailable to International Students?Available to US Students?For Prospective Students?
Chiropractic Assistant Grant$1,000 given in one trimester only. Eligibility: Minimum one year working for a DC within a three years prior to enrolling at Parker. Student must provide letter from the DC verifying position. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required. Student with need.NoYesYes
Chiropractic Legacy Grant$1,000 given in Trimester 1 only. Eligibility: DC in immediate family defined as parent, sibling, or grandparent. Must provide name, graduation date, chiropractic college of graduation, and relationship of DC to applicant. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required. Student with need.NoYesYes
Fabrizio Mancini Cultural Scholarship$3,000 to be awarded $1,000 per trimester for the first three trimesters. Eligibility: Hispanic or other international student with need. Minimum CGPA of 3.00 required. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required.YesYesYes
Harvey Lillard Memorial Scholarship$3,000 to be awarded $1,000 per trimester for the first three trimesters. Eligibility: African American student with need. Minimum CGPA of 3.00 required. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required.YesYesYes
JWP Parent/Grandparent Scholarship Half tuition for duration of enrollment. Eligibility: Child or grandchild of Parker graduate. Must include name and graduation date of parent/grandparent. Must have a CGPA of 3.0 and maintain that GPA each trimester. FAFSA must be completed prior to award and essay is required. Student with need.YesYesYes
National Boards Scholarship Part I, II, IIIAward given in the fall and spring for Part I, Part II, and Part III of the national boards. Eligibility: Student must have a CGPA of 3.25. Student must be eligible to take the part for which they are applying. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required. Financial Aid office will contact student body with deadlines and application process previous to board exams.YesYesNo
National Boards Scholarship Part IVScholarship given in the spring and fall for Part IV of the national boards. Eligibility: Student  must have a CGPA of 3.25. Student must be eligible to take the part for which they are applying. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required. Financial Aid office will contact student body with deadlines and application process previous to board exams.YesYesNo
Parker International Resident ScholarshipA $1000 award for one trimester. Eligibility: Student must have CGPA of 3.0 or higher and in Trimester 2 or above. Must be an international student.  FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required.YesNoNo
Parker Legacy Grant 2,000, given in Trimester 1 only. Eligibility: Immediate family member must be a Parker alumnus (mother, father, brother, sister or grandparent).  Must provide name, graduation date and relationship of alumnus. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required. Student with need.NoYesYes
Parker US Resident ScholarshipA $500 award for one trimester. Eligibility: Student must have CGPA of 3.0 or higher and in Trimester 2 or above. Must be a U.S. Citizen. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required.NoYesNo
President's Academic Scholarship $10,000 scholarship to be awarded as follows: Trimester 1 = $2,000; Trimester 2 = $2,000; Trimester 3 = $2,000, Trimester 4 = $2,000; Trimester 5 = $2,000. Eligibility: CGPA of 3.75 or higher. Student must maintain 3.75 CGPA to continue to be eligible for the scholarship. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required. Student with need.
 
YesYesYes
Presidential Academic ScholarshipA $1000 award for one trimester. Eligibility: Student must have CGPA of 3.9 or higher and in tri 2 or above. FAFSA must be completed prior to award. Essay required.YesYesNo
Sponsor Scholarships

Parker sporadically receives information about various sponsor scholarships. These scholarships are provided by different companies/ organizations such as Foot Levelers, Biofreeze, etc. The financial aid office emails the student body when these scholarships become available, and our office provides information about eligibility requirements and applications. It is the student’s responsibility to regularly check their email for this information and apply for these scholarships.  

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State Grants and Scholarships:

Various states besides Texas have grant programs. Below is a listing of information for states that offer students grants. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate office in their state in order to begin the application process for the following grants. If your state is not listed, contact the Department of Higher Education of your state to inquire about possible grant/scholarship opportunities.

Many state chiropractic associations provide annual scholarship opportunities for students. We have compiled a list of current state scholarships below for your convenience. If your state is not listed, please contact your States’ chiropractic association. The American Chiropractic Association has a complete list of contact information for individual state organizations at www.acatoday.org. Click on “About Us” and then on “Related Organizations” for the contact info for your state.
 

State Scholarships and GrantsDescriptionState Residency
Alabama

State of Alabama Grant
Lane Lunn: State of Alabama Chiropractic Scholarship Program
334.262.2228
3 South Jackson St., Montgomery, AL 36104

AL
Arkansas

Arkansas Health Education Grant
June Morgan Assistant Coordinator, ARHEG
501.371.2058
Fax: 501.371.2001
114 East Capital, Little Rock, AR, 72201-3818
www.adhe.arknet.edu

Rules, regulations, application, and affidavit for Arkansas residency are available on the Arkansas Department of Higher Education home page at www.arkansashighered.com under “Financial Aid.” Students who apply for the Arkansas Health Education Grant Program must print the application and affidavit, complete the forms, and mail them to the address listed above. Students must maintain a CGPA of 2.0 or higher to remain eligible.

AR
Kentucky

Kentucky Chiropractic Auxiliary Scholarship
Mary Beth Nelson 
502.456.0697
kcs@KentuckyChiropracticSociety.com

KY
Mississippi

Mississippi Residents Grant
Babs McAlpin
601.432.6575 
www.mississippi.edu/financialaid

MS
North CarolinaStudent loan/scholarship program for Health, Science, and Mathematics
800.700.1775
NCSEAA-HSM, PO BOX 13663, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
http://www.ncseaa.edu/HSM.htm
NC
New Mexico

The Darrell Atchley New Mexico Chiropractic Association Scholarship Fund
Dr. Derek Atchley 
505.265.5651 
www.nmchiro.org 

NM
New MexicoAmerican Indian Graduate Grant
Joan Currier
505.881.4584
Fax: 505.884.0427
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste. 1-B, Albuquerque, NM, 87109-1291
NM
Oklahoma

Chiropractic Education Assistance Scholarship
Alicia Harris
405.225.9131
Fax: 405.225.9230
PO Box 108850, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101-8850 
Chiropractic Education Assistance Scholarship >>
 

OK
OklahomaChoctaw Nation of Oklahoma (Students must contact Choctaw Nation)
Larry Wade, Director of Higher Education Program
580.924.8280, ext. 2224 
OK
Oklahoma

Citizen Pottawatomie Nation
Citizen Pottawatomie Nation Scholarship Office
405.878.5835

OK
South Carolina

 

KR Jones Memorial Scholarship 
803.772.9376
1122 Lady Street, Ste. 1115, Columbia, SC 29201 
www.scchiropractic.com

SC
South Dakota

South Dakota Chiropractic Foundation 
605.791.0770 
www.sdchiropractors.com

SD
Tennessee

Tennessee State Scholarship 
Pat Cole
615.321.4939 
www.cfmt.org

TN
Texas

Texas Equalization Grant
Requirements:
- State of Texas Residency Questionnaire submitted to Parker University Office of Financial Aid
- Minimum of 2.5 GPA
- Student must meet satisfactory academic progress guidelines

TX
Vermont

Vermont State Scholarship
Vermont Student Assistance Authority
888.253.4819 
www.vsac.org 

VT