West student receives California Chiropractic Foundation scholarship

West student receives California Chiropractic Foundation scholarship

In addition to the West Campus student-chapter of the California Chiropractic Association (SCCA) winning the inaugural CalChiro Quiz Bowl, another Palmer West highlight from the recent CCA Convention in San Diego included the presentation of a special California Chiropractic Foundation (CCF) scholarship to Palmer West 6th Quarter student (and CCA member) Max Moore.

Max Moore, a 6th Quarter student at Palmer’s West campus, received a CCF Scholarship at the 2018 CCA Symposium in San Diego, Oct. 11-14. Moore was recognized for his achievement at the event by West Campus President Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., F.P.A.C.

The CCF offers three awards annually (one to a qualified applicant from each of the California chiropractic colleges). The awards honor “CalChiro students with an interest in chiropractic excellence who have demonstrated leadership ability. This Scholarship also recognizes and celebrates the contributions of students who represent the very best attributes and accomplishments of California Chiropractic Association student members.”

In addition to completing the application and submitting an essay, scholarship-eligibility requirements include: full-time attendance at an accredited California chiropractic college; active CCA membership; minimum GPA of 2.75; and completion of at least one academic year. Each honoree receives a cash award of $1,000, as well as special certificate of recognition.

“I’d like to thank Cal Chiro for the opportunity to further my knowledge of the field of chiropractic,” said Moore, a 2015 graduate of the University of California-Berkeley (B.S., Environmental Science), who in addition to the West Student CCA chapter, also is active with the Motion Palpation and Yoga clubs.

“The chiropractic students of today are standing on the shoulders of giants, and I thank the generations of doctors who have contributed, and continue to invest, to help advance our great profession,” commented Moore, the son of Palmer West alumni John Moore, D.C., CCSP ® (’87) and Ellen Hoffman, D.C., DICCP (’86), who maintain their practice at Portola Valley Chiropractic.

“Palmer West students have perennially demonstrated strong aspirations to high standards of academic and clinical excellence, as well as a desire to pursue leadership roles in our professional associations,” said West Campus President Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., F.P.A.C., who was among the featured speakers at the 2018 CCA Convention, delivering a presentation that focused on “News from the 2018 Palmer/Gallup Research Survey.”

“Our Student CCA chapter’s victory in the Quiz Bowl, coupled with Palmer West student Max Moore receiving a CCF scholarship, are the latest examples – and we’re quite proud of their collective achievements.”

“CalChiro was pleased to award Maxwell Moore with this year’s California Chiropractic Foundation Student Scholarship,” said CCA Membership Director Jessica Wolstenholm.

“It was very impressive that Max is so dedicated to his studies that he flew down on Friday to receive his scholarship, and then flew back early Saturday to participate in his pre-scheduled Board review. Congratulations to Max for all his hard work!”