New Student Scholarship

James and Isabel So Student Scholarship

New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) offers a new entering full-time student who completes his/her application to NESA by May 1st a $2,500 one-year scholarship. The scholarship has been made available through the generosity of alumni and friends of NESA in honor of NESA founder Dr. James So and his loyal wife Isabel. It is intended to address some of the one-time expenses associated with entering into a master’s program of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, such as equipment purchases and other start up costs.  The scholarship award will be deducted in equal amounts from the student’s fall and spring semester’s tuition account.  The recipient will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee using his/her application to the master’s program.  No additional application is required.

Student Eligibility

  • All students planning to enroll in a program of full-time study at NESA whose application for admission is submitted and complete by May 1, 2015 will be considered for this Scholarship.
  • Both U.S. and international students are eligible to be considered for this Scholarship.

Scope of Scholarship

  • The Scholarship is intended to address some of the unique expenses associated with beginning a program of study at NESA.
  • The Scholarship is awarded for the first year only.
  • The Scholarship is awarded only in the fall – at the time of the beginning of the traditional academic year. It will be deducted in equal amounts from the recipient’s fall and spring semester’s tuition account.

Selection Process

  • The Scholarship Committee will select the award recipient from within the group of applicants who completed their NESA application by May 1, 2015 and who received an offer of admission to the school.
  • The members of the Scholarship Committee will consider the student’s complete file, identifying relative strengths of academic promise and potential for success. They will award the scholarship on a competitive basis.
  • The recipient will be informed of his/her selection by June 5, 2015.

Additional Information

  • If a scholarship recipient is awarded Federal Financial Aid, the financial aid office will incorporate the scholarship into the recipient’s 2015-2016 financial aid award letter.
  • Please direct any questions regarding scholarship opportunities to Admissions at 617-558-1788 or