NCMIC’s Bucks for Boards Scholarship Recipients Announced; $1K Awards Coming in 2022

NCMIC has announced last year’s Q4 final recipients of the Bucks for Boards quarterly scholarships.

Two hundred scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, were awarded to 50 students quarterly in 2021. 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 2021 fourth quarter Bucks for Boards winners included:

Laura Allen, University of Western States
Abigail Kellogg, Northeast College of Health Sciences
Shelby Anderson, Palmer College, Florida
Zina Knight, Parker University
Hannah Arisman, Palmer College, Florida
Taylor Kozaritz, Palmer College
Lillian Armoush, National Univ. of Health Sciences
Erin Lagone, Palmer College
Kaitlyn Baier, Palmer College
Elisha Marger, Keiser University
Rebekah Boron-Trotter, Life Chiropractic College, West
Madison Marquez, So. Cal University of Health Sciences
Hannah Bowman, Palmer College, Florida
Ceciley Maxa, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Kaylee Brabham, University of Western States
Amanda Meeks, Cleveland University
Jenna Dougherty, Sherman College of Chiropractic
Tyler Mrock Logan University
Jennifer Drotar, Palmer College, Florida
Ashley O’Steen, Palmer College, Florida
Sara Durr, Palmer College
Thu Phan, Parker University
Nicole Eckert, Northeast College of Health Sciences
Colton Purscell, Palmer College, Florida
Connor Eller, Parker University
Brooke Scott, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Emily Feero, Life Chiropractic College, West
Michelle Shin, Life University
Grace Godsy, Logan University
Evan Soutter, National Univ. of Health Sciences
Paola Gonzalez, Keiser University
Noah Steinhauer, Palmer College
Megan Gorton, So. Cal University of Health Sciences
Evan Struebing, Palmer College
Kortnee Gray, University of Western States
Morgan Stubbendieck, Life University
Garret Hahn, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Sebastian Torres, Palmer College, Florida
Anthony Hector, Life Chiropractic College, West
Mara Trowbridge, Life Chiropractic College, West
Kendall Hill, Palmer College, Florida
Ann Weisse, Parker University
Krysta Huber, University of Western States
Seth Wilde, Palmer College
Jaron Hughes, Life Chiropractic College, West
Kimberly Williamson, University of Western States
Sarah Hunter, Logan University
Adison Wood, Parker University
Heidi Johnson-Schmidt, So. Cal University of Health Sciences
Jason Yuan, University of Bridgeport

Late last year, it was announced that beginning in 2022, Bucks for Boards will award a total of one hundred $1,000 scholarships to 25 students each quarter, doubling the award amount for students.

“The cost of education, whether it’s chiropractic or any institution, has gone up significantly and most people need to utilize financial aid to pay for it,” said Dr. Wayne Wolfson, president of NCMIC. “Still, many students come out of school with significant debt. Bucks for Boards is just another way for NCMIC to take care of our own. It’s a great example of how we assist of students as they start their own practices or begin their professional lives.”

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. All chiropractic students enrolled at a chiropractic college and DCs who graduated in the last six months are eligible to win.

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 is taking care of future DCs in other ways, 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

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