Amanda Meeks, a Tri X from Overland Park, has been awarded an NCMIC scholarship, widely known as the Bucks for Boards program. Meeks was one of 50 chiropractic students nationwide to receive an award in the latest round of scholarships,
The NCMIC Bucks for Boards program was created in 2020 in conjunction with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). Each of the quarterly NCMIC scholarship winners receives a $500 award. Students use the award to help meet the cost of NBCE chiropractic board exams.
Beginning with the 2022 quarterly awards, the amount rose to $1,000 for 25 students quarterly.
Unlike other scholarship award programs, chiropractic college students may apply once per entry period. A student may only receive one NCMIC Bucks for Boards scholarship annually.
“The program recognizes the dedication of students working toward their Doctor of Chiropractic degree,” CUKC President Carl S. Cleveland III, said. “We celebrate Amanda for this achievement.”
In announcing the 2021 4th Quarter winners, Dr. Wayne Wolfson, President of NCMIC acknowledged the need for more financial aid options for college students, regardless of major.
“Bucks for Boards is just another way for NCMIC to take care of our own,” he said. “It’s a great example of how we assist students as they start their own practices or begin their professional lives.”
“It’s always a thrill for us to share the names of our Bucks for Boards scholarship recipients,” Dr. Wayne Wolfson, President of NCMIC, said. “We are immensely proud of the Bucks for Boards program.”
Wolfson said the Bucks for Boards program complement its Starting Into Practice Program. That program, which helps students with the transition from chiropractic college to chiropractic practice, has been presented on campuses for more than 20 years.
NCMIC was founded in 1946 by doctors of chiropractic to offer malpractice insurance to doctors of chiropractic. Today, NCMIC is the largest provider of chiropractic malpractice insurance in the nation and offers business and personal insurance, equipment loans, credit card processing, business credit cards, and premium financing.