ASNY Student Essay Contest Details

This year, ASNY has doubled the scholarship for the ASNY Student Essay Contest. We proudly remember Dr. Chi Chow, founder of the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mineola, and we wish to express condolences to her college community. We remember her dedication to the advancement of acupuncture, and education and her positive, healing spirit.

Rules of the Contest:

The theme for this year’s contest is "Who in the AOM community has been a role model to you and how do they positively influence the future of AOM?"

The competition is open to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine students who are enrolled at least half time in a New York State accredited program.

Students who enter must also be members of The Acupuncture Society of New York (Student Membership is free, register at This is a members only contest.

The awarded prize is a $250 scholarship PLUS an additional $250 scholarship which we have titled the “Chi Chow Student Award”. Total award: $500


Entries must be submitted via email as an attached Word Document, no later than midnight, June 1, 2015.

ASNY’s Administrative Assistant, Diane will forward emails to the judges after making sure the entries are made anonymous. Submit to:

A cover sheet with the entrant’s name, school attending, and program in which they are enrolled should be included. The pages of the essay itself should not contain any identifying information (name or school).

All submissions must be in size 12 font, Times New Roman text, with a 1000 word maximum.

The subject line of the email should read “ASNY Student Essay Contest Entry”.

No faxes or mailed entries will be accepted.

The deadline is firm.


The winning student will be notified no later than July 15th, 2015. A panel of at least three members from within the ASNY Board of Directors will judge all entries. The judges will look for scholarship, creativity, style, and proper use of the English language. The judges’ decisions are final.


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