NBCE 2022 Annual Student Scholarship Essay Competition Winners

NBCE 2022 Annual Student Scholarship Essay Competition Winners

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners has announced four winners of the Annual Student Scholarship Essay Competition. Each winner received $2,500 for their outstanding chiropractic themed essays for a total of $10,000 offered in academic scholarships.

2022 NBCE Scholarship Essay Competition Winners:

Kaitlyn Boykin
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida
“Chiropractic Benefits for Infants: Age 0-6 Months”

 Emmanuel Kambouroglos
Northeast College of Chiropractic
“Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice: Education of Psychologically Informed Practice for Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain”

 Chrissy Landreth
Palmer College of Chiropractic, West
“Collaborative Chiropractic: A Vital Evolution in Healthcare”

 Emma Rolf
Cleveland University – Kansas City
“The Emerging Field of Epigenetics Gives Credence to the Chiropractic Profession”

 Regarding this year’s essay competition, Dr. Norman Ouzts, NBCE CEO stated, “The NBCE is proud to honor academic excellence through this contest and congratulates these future chiropractors on their award-winning essays.”

 To be considered eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a U.S., Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) accredited chiropractic program and be in good academic standing in their program. Each essay must be original and may focus on any chiropractic related topic such as history, philosophy, practice perspectives, jurisprudence/law, ethics, theory, sociology, politics, or social sciences.

The scholarship essay competition is administered by an independent third party, Brighthall, Inc., with President Dr. Claire Johnson managing the blinded review and selection process. She said, “The essays that were submitted to the contest this year were outstanding. All contestants should be commended for their wonderful work.”

The selection process was very rigorous, and criteria included the relevance to chiropractic, significance to current events or needs of the profession, scientific style, if the content provided new insights or new information to the chiropractic profession, proper use of references, and overall level of scholarship and quality of work. 

Headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession, with the mission of ensuring professional competency through excellence in testing. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in several international countries.

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