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2022 Q1 Bucks for Boards Recipients Announced

NCMIC is proud to announce the first quarter recipients of the Bucks for Boards quarterly scholarships.

One hundred scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, will be awarded to 25 students quarterly in 2022. The scholarships can be applied to the cost of NBCE chiropractic board exams, books, tuition, study materials or any other expenses to which the recipient sees fit.

The 2022 first quarter Bucks for Boards scholarship winners include:

Bridget Abbott, Life Chiropractic College West                                       

Davin Brereton, Cleveland University                                        

Sarah Buonopane, Life Chiropractic College West                                  

Andrew Calderone, Keiser University                                        

Venus Chapa-Sanchez, Parker University                                                           

Jake Cromwell, Logan University                                              

Theodore D’Amico, National University of Health Sciences

Joseph Defrancesco, Life University                  

Sydney Foster, Life University  

Logan Hagerman, Logan University                                          

Amber Lynch Freytes, Palmer College                                                   

Nick Malles, Parker University               

Richard Martinez, Texas Chiropractic College                

Jennifer Mullally, Palmer College

Brandon Oakley, Palmer College, Florida

Lauren Reid, Parker University

Emily Schilling, Parker University

Kyle Schwartz, University of Western States

Joshua Simpson, Palmer College

Nicholas Sorchych-Hoffman, National University of Health Sciences, Florida

Kristina Tauran, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Samantha Thompson, Parker University

Michael Van, Parker University

Elizabeth Wade, National University of Health Sciences, Florida

Hailey Watkins, Palmer College            

NCMIC, in conjunction with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), launched the Bucks for Boards program in 2020 to recognize the hard work and dedication of students working toward their Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractic students enrolled at a chiropractic college and DCs who graduated in the last six months are eligible to win.

“It’s always been the commitment of NCMIC since it was founded 76 years ago to find ways we can help the profession,” said Dr. Wayne Wolfson, President of NCMIC. “In 1946, we only had one product and that was malpractice insurance. As NCMIC grew, we found out what the needs of chiropractors were, and we answered the call. Bucks for Boards is an extension of that.”

Applying is easy: students complete a quick online form and hit submit. No essays, no references or complicated financial aid documents are required. Winners are drawn at random from those who enter each entry period. Students can sign up once per entry period and are eligible to win one NCMIC Bucks for Boards scholarship annually. Winners will be notified by email and/or phone.

NCMIC provides other resources for future DCs, too. The Starting Into Practice® Program has held on-campus presentations for over 20 years to help prepare students for the transition from school into practice and a new website, launched in early 2021, gives students access to in-depth information about business, marketing, practice structures, finances and more. Starting Into Practice also has a supporting Facebook group where students can share ideas, ask questions and get advice from experts.

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