The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners announced four winners from their Annual Student Scholarship Competition. Each winner received $2,500 for outstanding scholarly essays for a total of $10,000 in academic scholarships.
2020 NBCE Essay Contest Winners:
Life Chiropractic College West, “Evidence-Based Practice Has Not Solved What It Has Intended”
Logan University, “Why Chiropractors Have High Potential to Help Our Country’s Financial Situation”
National University of Health Sciences, “Challenge of the Profession”
Northwestern Health Sciences University, “White Bodies Are Comfortable in a White Supremacist Society”
To be considered eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a U.S., Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) accredited chiropractic program. Chiropractic program registrars must confirm the student’s enrollment and that they are in good academic standing in their program.
Each essay must be original and between 1,200-3,000 words, not including references. Topics must be relevant to chiropractic. Themes may include: history, philosophy, practice perspectives, jurisprudence/law, ethics, theory, sociology, politics, or social sciences. The selection process was rigorous and 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.
The scholarship program is administered by an independent third party, Brighthall, Inc., with President Dr. Claire Johnson managing the blinded review and selection process.
“The review committee members were thrilled with the quality of the submissions to select from and were challenged to select only four out of the dozens of excellent submissions this year,” Johnson said.
Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., 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.