The Graham Grant was created in 2023 by Nutritional Therapy Association Founder Gray Graham, who realized that alternative funding is imperative to expand our reach and grow the mission of the Nutritional Therapy Association. The Graham Grant serves to make our programming more accessible to a wider audience by offering financial assistance to those who qualify.
Half award for students that are above the low-income calculation for a full award, but below 150% of “low-income” as prescribed by the Office of Postsecondary Education:
Take the low-income mark for the appropriate “Size of Family Unit” and multiply it by 1.50 – Ex: Family Unit of 2 is eligible if AGI is between $36,976 - $44,370
Full award for students who are within 125% of “low-income” as prescribed by the Office of Postsecondary Education:
Take the low-income market for the appropriate “Size of Family Unit” and multiply it by 1.25 – Ex: Family Unit of 2 is eligible if AGI = $36,975 or under
Low-income level for a three person household is established at $37,290 (AGI). We then multiply that by 125% to get to our qualifying level for the full grant.
$37,290 x 125% = $46,612.50
In this example, $46,612.50 (or less) would qualify for the full grant.
$37,290 x 150% = $55,935
$46,612.51 - $55,935 would qualify for the half grant.
***HALF GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE***
Complete the Application Form on this page. You will be automatically sent a docusign to your email to attach your tax Form 1040. W-2s will not be accepted. The form will need to show your name, address, and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), which is typically located on line-11 of Form 1040. Students may go back as far as two years, so for 2023, we would accept either a 2021 or 2022 Form 1040.
Applicants will be reviewed on a weekly basis and award offers will expire seven business days following the offer. Each cycle will offer a limited number of full and half awards, which will be dispersed on a first come, first served basis until gone. If all full awards have been dispersed, then any student that qualifies for a full grant will be awarded the half grant. The application period will close upon the commencement of classes, or, once all available grants are awarded and accepted for that recruitment cycle.
I'm registered for the NTP Program, can I still receive a grant?
No, the Graham Grant is for incoming students of our Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program.
Can I submit my W-2 instead?
No. W-2s are not sufficient. The document must show your adjusted gross income, which is typically found on line 11 of your 1040.
Can I apply more than once?
You can apply once per enrollment cycle.
Can I apply if I am not a US resident?
Currently, the Graham Grant is being offered to US residents only.
How does the NTA determine if I qualify for a grant?
The Graham Grant Committee will review applicants once per week based on the objective criteria as explained on this page. Awards are limited and offered to qualified applicants on a first come first serve basis.
When will I be notified if I qualify for the Graham Grant?
Applicants can expect to hear back regarding the status of their application within 2 weeks. Following the review of your application, you will be contacted by your Admissions Representative.