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Dr. Jason Ronald Tabick Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Jason Ronald Tabick Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Jason Tabick had a great love for his profession not only because it changed his life, but also because of all the other lives that Chiropractic has helped. His favorite quote came from one of B.J. Palmer’s books: “Medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes man to live.” In this light, Dr. Christopher Tabick and the Tabick family offer this scholarship. To promote the art, science and philosophy of Specific Chiropractic, expand the vision and practice of Chiropractic, and give something back in accordance with the Chiropractic principle that changed his life and the lives of so many others.

The Dr. Jason Ronald Tabick Memorial Scholarship is an annual award, and each year, new candidates will be invited to apply for this prestigious award. For the 2022-23 year there are TWO scholarships of $3,000 each. Although the application deadline is during the Spring 22 quarter, the funds will be disbursed during Summer 22.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicant must be in good standing with all offices on campus
  • Requires full-time enrollment
  • Requires a 750 – 1000 word essay demonstrating the students’ knowledge of BJ Palmer’s Volume 18 and how this knowledge can be used to serve mankind through the Art Science and Philosophy of Specific Chiropractic. Candidates are encouraged to use their knowledge, creativity, and the “Green Book“ canon to develop an original paper.
  • Topic of Essay: “Dr. BJ Palmer has been deemed the “Developer of Chiropractic”. How have Dr. Palmer’s writings influenced your development as a student of Chiropractic? In what specific ways have his writings affected your goals for the profession of Chiropractic and how you will care for your future patients?”

Essay Scoring Rubric

  • Essay Foundation/context – Possible 30 points:
    (Based on knowledge of BJ Palmer’s Volume 18) 
    • Accomplished — 21 – 30 points
    • Good — 14 – 20 points
    • Satisfactory — 7 – 13 points
    • Needs Improvement — 0 – 6 points
  • Essay Content – Possible 50 points:
    (Addresses all aspects of the Essay Topic)
    • Accomplished — 39 – 50 points
    • Good — 26 – 38 points
    • Satisfactory — 13 – 25 points
    • Needs Improvement — 0 – 12 points
  • Syntax & Grammar – Possible 20 points:
    (Clean writing style, minimal grammatical errors and easy to decipher key points)
    • Accomplished — 16 – 20 points
    • Good — 11 – 15 points
    • Satisfactory — 6 – 10 points
    • Needs Improvement — 0 – 5 points


  • The deadline is Wednesday, April 27, 2022. All required documents must be submitted online by this date. The Life West Scholarship committee will review/score the applicants based on the above rubric.