Sponsorship & Support

Our scholarship programs rely on the generous contributions made by our Sponsoring Schools (click anywhere on this page you see a red link for forms), as well as individuals, and companies who believe in the value of supporting AOM’s future practitioners.

Anyone can contribute here!

Please join us in celebrating our sponsors.



Platinum Sponsors $10,000+

These two women were patients of AOM. They are the reason Dr. Bruno was able to establish this scholarship foundation, and to date remain our two largest donors. They are a shining examples of what an individual can do to help support AOM scholars and practitioners. We hope more individuals and organizations will follow their lead, and help us continue with our mission.

  • Trudy McAlister
  • Mary Hecht

Gold Sponsors $2,000+

  • Golden Flower Chinese Herbs  has been providing practitioners with high-quality traditional and innovative herbal formulas since 1990. For your convenience, we also carry a complete line of acupuncture needles and supplies.

Golden Flower has been sponsoring us annually for a decade! We are so grateful for their ongoing support!

Silver Sponsors $1,000+

Bronze Sponsors $500+

  • Gene Bruno, OMD, LAc
  • Martin Herbkersman
  • Heather George, DSOM, LAc  Dr. George won our scholarship in 2015, then became our first volunteer student representative on our Board. In 2016 she agreed to become the Executive Director and is dedicated to ‘paying it forward’ by growing this foundation in every way possible to support those taking on significant financial debt in order to pursue their studies and commitments to practicing this medicine.


Sponsor Schools ($200/yr min):

    • These schools additionally qualify their top three applicants for a special scholarship.
    • Our Sponsor Schools are working with us to provide more scholarship opportunities to their students.


Here is the growing list of 2019 School Sponsors



Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

LAc Sponsors ($50/yr min):

  • Once we have enough LAc’s working with us, we will make scholarships available for continuing education opportunities to U.S. licensed AOM practitioners.
  • We will thank our ‘LAc Sponsors’ here.

Students (free) get:

  • Access to site’s resources, scholarship application(s), and Facebook page

Philanthropists (supporters of the medicine) ($25/yr min) get:

  • 10% discount with any listed practitioner.


Major Annual Sponsors of TMF-AOMScholarship

(Sponsoring schools will be highlighted in the ‘Featured AOM schools’ section above)

Bronze $500+ sponsors get:

  • Text link on Sponsor page of website.

Silver $1,000+ sponsors get:

  • Text and Logo link on Sponsor page of website.

Gold $2,000+ sponsors get:

  • Text and Logo link on Sponsor page of website.
  • 20-word description
  • One of our awards is made in your name.

Platinum $10,000+ sponsors get:

  • Text and Logo link on Sponsor page of website.
  • 20-word description
  • Scholarship in your name
  • You pick an essay question for the upcoming year’s applications with acknowledgement on the app.



All donations to the Trudy McAlister Foundation are tax deductible and contribute towards helping students cover the costs of their education.

How to donate…

If you would like to donate to the Foundation, the easiest way is through PayPal. Simply use the button below.

If you would prefer to donate by check, please use the address below:

Trudy McAlister Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 549
Canby, OR 97013


To become a new sponsor, please contact us by phone or email and Thank You in advance for your support!