Five chiropractic students from Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) were among 50 winners of a $500 “Bucks for Boards” scholarship during the third quarter of 2021. Announced by the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company (NCMIC), the quarterly scholarships can be used by students to defray the cost of board exams administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), or for other expenses associated with their education. The CUKC recipients were Luke Bergner, Melissa Couce, Mitchell Harling, Kennedy Riekenberg, and Brittany Tromp.
Two hundred Bucks for Boards scholarships were awarded in 2021, with 50 students each quarter receiving the gift. NCMIC launched the scholarship program in 2020 in conjunction with NBCE. The program is meant to recognize the dedication of students working toward their Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In the second quarter of 2021, three CUKC students received Bucks for Boards scholarships.
“We understand the financial burden that can come with getting a great chiropractic education,” Dr. Wayne Wolfson, president of NCMIC, said. “The Bucks for Boards program directly benefits students working toward a career in chiropractic with financial support. We are grateful to be able to help them along their journey in this way.”
Recipients must be enrolled at a chiropractic college, or be a current doctor of chiropractic who graduated within the last six months, to be eligible. Scholarship winners are chosen via random drawing for each entry period, and participants may enter only once per period. Those who enter can win only one of the scholarships per year.