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Big Changes Ahead for NCMIC's Bucks for Boards Scholarship Program

NCMIC is upping the ante of its quarterly Bucks for Boards scholarship program. Beginning in 2022, scholarship awards will double to $1,000 for each of the quarterly winners.

Launched in 2020 by NCMIC and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), Bucks for Boards provides quarterly scholarships to students currently enrolled at a chiropractic college and DCs who have graduated within the last six months. Funds can be applied to the cost of board exams, books, tuition, study materials or any other expenses to which the recipient sees fit.

“We heard students’ concerns and felt compelled to respond to their ongoing need for support,” said Dr. Wayne Wolfson, President of NCMIC of the increase. “The Bucks for Boards program has always been about lifting up future DCs and by doubling the amount awarded, we hope to take some of the pressure off paying for a degree, allowing students to focus instead on their education.”

In 2022, the program will award a total of one hundred $1,000 scholarships to 25 students each quarter.

Students need only complete and submit a quick online form to apply. No essays, references or complicated financial aid documents to fill out. 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 are notified by email and/or phone.

NCMIC is taking care of future DCs. 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. A new website, launched in 2021, gives them access to in-depth information about business, marketing, practice structures and finances, while a Facebook group allows students to share ideas, ask questions and get advice from experts.

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