2022 Q1 NCMIC Chiropractic ‘Bucks for Boards’ Recipients Announced

NCMIC has announced 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 are:

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.


NCMIC was formed in 1946 by a group of doctors of chiropractic with the express purpose of offering malpractice insurance to DCs when no one else would. Delivering on its promise, We Take Care of Our Own® 2, NCMIC has grown to become the largest provider of chiropractic malpractice insurance in the nation and has expanded its offerings to include business and personal insurance, equipment loans, credit card processing, business credit cards, and premium financing. With more than 75 years’ experience and an “A” (Excellent) rating from industry analyst A.M. Best1, NCMIC is a company that DCs can rely on today and in the years to come. For more information, please visit ncmic.com.


1 Industry Analyst A.M. Best ratings range from A++ to S. See www.ambest.com.

2 “We Take Care of Our Own” is a registered service mark of NCMIC Group, Inc., and NCMIC Risk Retention Group, Inc.


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