Scholarship Programs

At FICS we believe in investing in the future and developing the next generation of Sports Chiropractor. As an organization we achieve this through our Student Scholarship and World Olympic Scholarship programs.

The Student Scholarship program are scholarships for students of good character and academic standard who participate in sporting activities themselves and have given outstanding service in developing or promoting the field of sports chiropractic and its services to athletes.

The Olympic Scholarship program provides educational support for Olympians worldwide who are academically qualified and interested in pursuing a career in Chiropractic. In partnership with selected Chiropractic Institutions, FICS provides full academic scholarships to successful Olympians.

World Olympic Scholarship

Greetings Olympians and Olympic Families!

In the spirit of the Olympic Movement and in partnership with ten of our Chiropractic Institutions, we at FICS are honored to support education for Olympians worldwide by providing the “World Olympian Scholarship Program” to Olympians who are academically qualified and interested in pursuing a career in Chiropractic.

Olympians selected for this program will serve as an Ambassador for the Olympic Movement and for Chiropractic as an advocate for how the profession fundamentally enhanced the Olympian’s athletic pursuit.

Currently, there are 10 schools participating in this program, 9 in the US and 1 in Canada and to date 6 schools have signed an MOU with FICS and the Olympian. All offer a full academic scholarship with the exception of the school in Canada, whereby they offer a 1/2 scholarship. We are grateful to all the participating institutions. We will continue to approach additional chiropractic institutions to join the 10 now providing scholarships.

To date, a number of Olympians have graduated and now are seeing patients including athletes and Olympians. Those graduating are from Jamaica, Australia, Canada and the US. We have additional potential candidates wishing to enter the program from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Meet Catalina Escobar Gomez! She is an Olympian Gymnast from Columbia and in her sixth trimester at Texas Chiropractic College. Hear from her about her amazing journey from the Olympics to becoming a world-class doctor of chiropractic through FICS World Olympian Scholarship Program.

Meet Melissa Tancredi, a 3-time Olympian and 2-time bronze medalist during her 15-year soccer career, shares her journey about becoming a doctor of chiropractic medicine and explains what it takes to continue to strive on and off the field while juggling academics to become a health practitioner.

We look forward to helping you through this application process.Fill Out the Olympic Scholarship Application

Sincerely,
Dr Jay Greenstein
Chair, World Olympians Scholarship Program

FICS Olympics Scholarship Program

At FICS we believe in investing in the future and developing the next generation of Sports chiropractors. As an organization we achieve this through our Student Scholarship and World Olympic Scholarship programs. Check out some of our recent and current graduators and what they have to say. 


Student Scholarship

Click through here to meet the 2019 recipient holders – winners for 2019

Submission Process

Applications open in September each year and close October 31. Winners are announced in early December.

FICS award five (5) student scholarships annually to recognize and support students who are contributing to sports chiropractic on a student level; are actively involved in sport, and have a passion for the future of sports chiropractic.

Four (4) student scholarships.
Recipients receive ICSC (International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic. More information https://fics.sport/education/) online e-learning – 10 modules (valued at CHF 2,500.00), an honorary position on a FICS commission for 12 months and a cash prize of CHF 450.00.

By accepting this award students will play an active part in the FICS commission, by attending four virtual meetings per year, which are conducted via Zoom meeting room, contribute their ideas within meetings, follow through on any tasks they agree to assist with from meetings, be open to different ways of thinking, be accessible to the commission chair and respond to emails. The cash prize is transferred to the students’ nominated bank account.

Students from any chiropractic institution around the world are invited to make a submission.

Students applying for consideration for one of the four student scholarships must be enrolled full time at an accredited/recognized chiropractic institution, graduating in or after the year of the award.

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One (1) scholarship will be awarded to an emerging student.
This scholarship is awarded to a chiropractic student who has not yet reached their final two years of study. The emerging student award recognizes emerging sports chiropractic talent to earmark them for the future. This will be open to all students enrolled full time in a chiropractic program, not in the final two years of their studies. The recipient of this award will receive a cash component of CHF 910.00, which will be transferred directly to the recipients’ institution to use against their tuition and learning aid purposes. The recipient is assigned a mentor from FICS to encourage engagement with the organization and to ensure that the recipient is assisted in their sports chiropractic and leadership development.  

Students applying for the emerging student award must be enrolled full time at an accredited/recognized chiropractic institution with two years or more left on their study.

Students need to read the following CAREFULLY.

Quick Checklist for SUBMISSIONS: CLICK HERE

Your care in the presentation of your application is taken into consideration during the judging process. If you have any question please reach out to us at [email protected]

Please take careful note of the closing timezone as late applications will not be accepted.
Fill in the scholarship application form. This is the same form for both catergoies: Fill out the Student Scholarship Application

Word Document with your name in the header on each page. (500-750-word essay)
An essay concerning the importance of sports chiropractic services to athletes in training and competition, and to the future growth of the chiropractic profession.

Word Document: with your name in the header on each page. (100-200 words).
A description of personal participation in fitness and sports activities.

Word Document: with your name in the header on each page. (100-200 words).Description of contributions to sports chiropractic at the institution and/or otherwise – e.g. participation in the student sports chiropractic council activities; volunteer services at the institution, at sporting events and otherwise; published news articles or research; any other activities promoting sports chiropractic.

Letter from a faculty member – Must be on educational institution letterhead with the faculty members’ signature.
Teaching sports chiropractic and/or related subjects confirming good character and academic standards and recommending awards.

Applications open in September each year and close October 31. Winners are announced in early December and appointed to a commission based on their interests.

Quick Checklist for SUBMISSIONS: CLICK HERE