SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT), a national operator, manager and franchisor of chiropractic clinics, today announced it will donate $50,000.00 to several U.S. chiropractic colleges to help provide financial assistance to deserving chiropractic students.
In making the announcement, The Joint's Chief Chiropractic & Compliance Officer Dr. James Edwards said, "It is our honor to give back to the chiropractic profession while contributing to its future."
The Joint Scholarship Program is open to all upperclassmen chiropractic students who need financial assistance for tuition, books or related expenses when enrolled with one of the participating colleges. Up to ten colleges will receive $5,000 to award their top three recipients with $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and a two-page essay describing their view of the future of the chiropractic profession. To apply, chiropractic students may request the application materials from their college's financial aid office during the first part of the 2016 spring semester.
John Richards, Chief Executive Officer of The Joint Corp. added, "The number of patients who seek out chiropractic care for its health and wellness benefits, in addition to pain relief, is growing rapidly. This scholarship donation will contribute to efforts to ensure there are enough doctors available to meet future demand while making it easier for deserving students to enter this dynamic field."
The Joint® currently has 310+ clinics that employ more than 800 doctors of chiropractic across a system which provides nearly 3 million patient visits annually.
About The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT)
The Joint is reinventing chiropractic by making quality care convenient and affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Our no-appointment policy and convenient hours and locations make care more accessible, and our affordable membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance. With 310+ clinics nationwide and nearly three million patient visits annually, The Joint is an emerging growth company and key leader in the chiropractic profession. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com, follow us on Twitter @thejointchiro and find us on Facebook, You Tube and LinkedIn.
The Joint Corp. is a franchisor of clinics and an operator of clinics in certain states. In California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee, The Joint and its franchisees provide management services to affiliated professional chiropractic practices.
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