Scholarship Series - NWNPC 2016 - Food as Medicine

Student Scholarship Series with $5000 in Scholarship Money

First place takes home $3,000. Second and third each receive $1,000.

Congratulations to each of our finalists!

We had 29 submissions across the three schools! The judges have reviewed the videos and three students (one from each school) have been chosen as having the best speech within their school. Please see their names below, review their entries and then congratulate them on making it to the finals!

The finalists will be contacted shortly about appearing at the convention in Portland on April 17 to compete against each other to see who can take the top prize! Students from all three schools are welcome to come to the convention and cheer on your classmates!

We want to thank everyone who participated this year and we hope all the returning students will submit an entry next year!



Boucher - Kay Wong - WINNER!

Bastyr - Stephanie Berg - RUNNER UP

NCNM - Caroline Hinchliff - RUNNER UP



NWNPC presents its annual student speech scholarship open to students among the Northwest schools of Bastyr University, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and National College of Natural Medicine.

1. Present a three-minute speech on the topic: Food As Medicine.

Speeches must be uploaded to a video service, such as YouTube or Vimeo, by the deadline, at midnight (end of day), Tuesday, March 1st. (That's Tuesday night, not Monday night.) Then submit your video on the submission page.

2. Each college (Bastyr, Boucher and National) will have one student finalist chosen by the NWNPC judges panel. NWNPC will officially announce the three finalists by Monday, March 7, 2016.

3. Transportation, hotel assistance and free registration will be provided to each finalist for the 2016 NWNPC Convention, April 15-17. 2016, in Portland.

4. Finalists will present a ten-minute speech in an assigned topic at the NWNPC Convention on Sunday, April 17.

Good Luck!


Bastyr University

Stephanie Berg - Finalist

Tom Bell

Erin Gattuso

Chih-Yun Hsiung

Sadielis Jimenez

Ari Kasprowicz

Amber Krogsrud

Meryl Leann

Griffin McMath

Pedi Mirdamadi

Michael Moeller

Sierra Padmoroff

Ryan Phillips

Lisa Pomerantz

Andrea Schneider

Sierra Sugrue

Ryan Turnewitsch


Kay Wong - Finalist

Boucher Institute of Natural Medicine

Chelsea Dakers

Chelsea Leander

Amy Morrison

Jennifer Rumancik


National College of Natural Medicine

Caroline Hinchliff - Finalist

Benjamin Alter

Alexander Arrington

Jill Beasley

Anaheed Little

Eryn Neptune

Avishek Saha