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.
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.