Wongu University of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Offers New Students Founder's Class Scholarship
Las Vegas, NV, March 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Did you know that in 1973, Nevada became the first state in North America to grant licenses to practitioners of Oriental Medicine? But, it was not until 2012 when the first school of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Wongu University of Oriental Medicine was accepted by the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine. Although studies have shown an increase in Acupuncture treatments nationwide, it is safe to say that Oriental Medicine is not yet widely accepted in the Western World, particularly the United States. But, many Americans are starting to see the limitations of Western Medicine. So, the public as well as medical professionals continue to explore alternative medical options such as Holistic and Oriental Medicine. Wongu University is hoping to bridge the gap between Oriental and Western medical science. And, they are hoping to do it one student recruit at a time.
Although Wongu has only been in business for just a school semester (about 6 months) they have already made a name for themselves in the Las Vegas valley. The Director of Operations for Wongu, Jason Cho, says, "Wongu's number of student admittance interviews per week is increasing. This shows us that Las Vegas locals are interested and socially accepting of this ancient alternative medicine." This response led Wongu's founder to offer scholarships to students accepted to their master's program. These very generous scholarships will greatly help students with tuition costs, an almost 50% decrease on average tuition costs (check out their site for details: http://wongu.org/wongu-scholarships). Mr. Cho goes on to say, "If a person is genuinely interested in the field of Oriental Medicine or Acupuncture, we don't want money to be the reason for not pursuing their education."
The Founder's Class Scholarship is offered to students who are successfully admitted to Wongu University. In order to gain admission, students must have already earned a B.A degree from a four year accredited institution approved by the Department of Education and have a 2.5 GPA or above.
Students who earned their education outside of the United States must meet these same admissions requirements and have their educational credentials evaluated by an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES) - for example, the World Education Services. In addition, students educated outside of the United States must also submit their scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students must score 500 or above on the paper-based test, 73 or above on the computer-based test or 61 or above on the internet-based test. As of the moment, Wongu is unable to offer admissions to I-20 international students. However, they are in the process of admitting international students.
Wongu is working on extending this scholarship for a greater duration of time for students who qualify. This is an extraordinary opportunity for the public, medical students and even Western Medicine doctors to learn more about the field of Oriental Medicine as well as become professional practitioners of Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine and Allied Health. Perhaps, the world of Western and Eastern Medicine can finally come together and create cures, not just temporary treatments.