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Scholarships are a great way to reduce debt and minimize borrowing. Palmer College of Chiropractic offers several scholarships and awards for incoming students each term to offset the cost of a Palmer degree. We award more than $4 million in scholarships annually!

Scholarships for incoming prospective students
Availability is limited. We encourage students to apply early.

Merit Scholarships

Established to provide financial support to high achieving prospective students seeking to enroll in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Palmer. Recipient must be an incoming, full-time student. Award amount based on incoming student’s cumulative GPA.

  • Chancellor Award – Cumulative GPA of 3.75-4.0
  • Provost Award – Cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.74
  • Dean Award – Cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.49
  • Wyvern Award – Cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.24

Legacy Scholarship

A scholarship for incoming, full-time students who are the child of a Palmer alumnus. The award is for the first academic term and is not renewable.

Prospective Student Event Awards

This scholarship is for incoming doctor of chiropractic students who attended a Palmer College Prospective Student Event and and provided a certificate to apply to their first term’s tuition.

Yellow Ribbon Program

This program is for eligible U.S. military veterans enrolled or about to enroll at Palmer College of Chiropractic. It allows them to have up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees covered for one year. This is a first-come, first-served program.

3+1 Palmer Pride Awards (Main Campus Only)

Eligible students must be actively enrolled in a Dual Degree Program institution. Students must complete application for admission to Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus and submit the Palmer Pride Grant Application one year prior to enrollment to be eligible.

PHi Theta Kappa Scholarship

For incoming doctor of chiropractic students. Recipients must present Phi Theta Kappa membership card or letter of membership for consideration. Award amount is $1,000 on a first-come, first-served basis.

International Student Scholarship

For incoming and current international doctor of chiropractic students. Recipients must be documented international students possessing a current F-1 visa and must not be eligible for U.S. Federal Title IV aid. Students must maintain campus-specific GPA and full-time enrollment status to retain the award. This scholarship is renewable if student meets GPA requirements each academic term.

Wonder if you qualify? Contact an admission counselor today!

Current Student Scholarships

Palmer has over 180 donor-designated scholarships for current students. Opportunities to apply will be made available in August and January through Palmer's new Scholarship Portal

Outside scholarships

Students who have been awarded a scholarship from an organization or foundation should mail their check to:

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Financial Affairs - Business Office 
1000 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803
ATTN: Laura Reagan

Outside scholarship checks should be sent no later than 30 days prior to the start of the term for timely processing. Please ensure the student's name and appropriate campus is on the correspondence. If there are questions about the Outside Scholarship Process, please call the Office of Financial Planning at 563-884-5740 or email 

Palmer also maintains a list of many outside scholarships, and student are encouraged to apply. To see all listed scholarships, use the contact information for updated deadlines and to confirm availability. uses cookies for advertising. You may disable them in your browser settings. Privacy Statement
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