Annual Student Scholarship

2022 Scholarship Competition

The NBCE is pleased to offer chiropractic students the opportunity to receive one of four awards of $2,500 each for outstanding scholarly papers, for a total of $10,000 in prizes awarded in 2022.


Submissions Open: February 1st, 2022

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2022 – Submissions Closed




  1. In good academic standing and enrolled in a US, CCE-accredited, chiropractic program at any time during 2022.
  2. Essay is submitted by October 1, 2022.


1. Submit an original essay on any topic of your choice, as long as the topic is relevant to chiropractic. These may include: history, philosophy, practice perspectives, jurisprudence/law, ethics, theory, sociology, politics, or social sciences.

2. To enter the competition, submit 2 items by email:

  • An original essay, submitted as a Word document. Length: no shorter than 1200 and no longer than 3500 words. Word count does not include title or references. On the first page include your 1) name, 2) cell phone, and 3) email.
  • A letter from your registrar confirming enrollment and that you are in good academic standing in your chiropractic program.

3. Judging criteria: relevance to the chiropractic profession, scholarly style, writing quality, originality, and use of references.

4. Announcements of winning essays will be made by December 31, 2022.

5. Only one essay is allowed per student per competition and only one author per essay. Students who submitted in the past but did not win may compete again with a new essay.

6. Email materials to by October 1, 2022.

The NBCE essay competition is administered by an outside corporation, Brighthall.

All questions about the competition should be directed to Dr. Claire Johnson at

Due Date

Submit questions and all materials electronically to  no later than 12 noon Pacific time October 1, 2022. Announcements will be made no later than December 31, 2022.

The NBCE Scholarship competition is administered by an outside corporation, Brighthall.  All questions about the competition should be directed to Dr. Claire Johnson at

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