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2019 NBCE Student Essay Competition


Student Eligibility

  1. In good academic standing and enrolled in a U.S., CCE-accredited, chiropractic program at any time during 2019.
  2. Essay is submitted by October 1, 2019.

Contest Instructions

  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 two items by email:
    1. An original essay, submitted as a Word document. Length: no shorter than 1,200 and no longer than 3,000 words. Word count does not include references. Include title page with your name, cell phone and email.
    2. 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. Announcements of winning essays will be made by December 31, 2019.
  4. 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.
  5. Email materials to by October 1, 2019.

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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