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Chiropractic Orthopedists



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Maynard F. Lipe Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $1500 plus $600 allowance toward airfare to the convention, 2 nights hotel,  and convention registration.

About Maynard F. Lipe
1907 -1995

The founding father of chiropractic orthopedics, which grew to become the profession's largest specialty, Dr. Lipe was a physician and an educator whose nationwide efforts produced an impressive surge in the expansion of progressive scientific chiropractic practice.

Under his leadership, inter-professional relationships and programs were initiated which have since become commonplace. As former Dean of the Los Angeles Chiropractic College Graduate School, Dr. Lipe held firmly to the principle that postgraduate training should be under chiropractic college auspices and not as entrepreneurial enterprises.

As an inspiring organizer, he created and/or promoted:

  • The American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO)
  • The ACA Council on Orthopedics (CCO)
  • The American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ABCO)
  • The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACO)

Dr. Lipe also was largely responsible for having the Council on Chiropractic Education grant official recognition to the certification program of the ABCO. A strong believer in the scientific principles of chiropractic, his teaching rested on a foundation of high ethical standards.

In Chiropractic's centennial year, during which he had received the ACCO "Distinguished Life Service Award", Dr. F. Maynard Lipe passed peacefully in his sleep, November 9, 1995.

So passed the physical being of a chiropractic giant whose spirit will infuse chiropractic eternally.

His friend and faithful colleague,

Leonard J. Savage, DC, FACO

F. Maynard Lipe Scholarship Award Scholarship

PURPOSE: The purpose of the F. Maynard Lipe Scholarship Award will be to provide financial assistance to the candidate enrolled in a Post Doctoral  Orthopedic of Neuromusculoskeletal program leading to Diplomate status or Masters Degree. 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The applicant should be an honorable DC enrolled in a Post Doctoral Orthopedics program leading to diplomate status or Masters degree.

AWARD AMOUNT: The award offered to the winner of the Lipe scholarship is $1500,  plus up to $600 allowance for airfare, and 2 nights hotel and conference registration. 

SELECTION PROCESS: By appointed panel consisting of 4 doctors who are Chiropractic Diplomates and members in good standing with the ACCO. One of the members shall be appointed by the executive board as the Scholarship Committee Chairman. He/She/They will oversee the activities of the committee and report directly to the Executive Board. 

NOTIFICATION: The recipient of the award will be announced at the annual ACCO Convention with monies forwarded to the winner. The recipient will receive assistance in submitting the article for publication in a peer reviewed journal, if desired.

ADDITIONAL: When possible the winner shall be a guest of the ACCO convention. His/Her/Their convention fee is given gratis. The person should be physically present to accept the award in the presence of his/her peers. A plaque signifying him/her/them as the winner of the F. Maynard Lipe Scholarship Award for the current year would be presented to him/her/them at that time. 


All CCE approved schools that present Post Graduate courses in Orthopedics will be eligible to participate.

ELIGIBILITY: 1.The candidate must be enrolled in a CCE approved College of Chiropractic Post-Graduate Orthopedics or Neuromusculoskeletal course leading to Diplomate or Masters degree 2. A career objective to specialize in Chiropractic Orthopedics. 

Application Process

 A. Each candidate meeting the basic eligibility requirements must submit an Letter of intent to participate in the award selection process to the executive board of the ACCO , though the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Dr. David Swensen (  no later than November 30 annually for final selection. 

With the Letter  of Intent, the candidate should include the following:

1) A letter of recommendation from the orthopedic course instructor/director of the program. 

Upon receipt of the above information, a file will be started. 

Final submission of your article must be made no later than December 31 annually to the Scholarship Committee Chairman of the ACCO. Included with the copies of your article, must be a letter authorizing the ACCO to print or publish your article as submitted, all, or in part, in in ACCO publications, and authorizing the ACCO to alter, or edit, the article as size and space dictates.

The ACCO Scholarship Committee Chairman will distribute the “ clean” copies to the committee for evaluation. The “ identified” copy will remain in the candidates file, and the committee will have no knowledge of the candidate’s identity. 

After review and committee concurrence, the chairman of the committee will meet with the ACCO Executive Board with the committee recommendations. 

The Awards Committee Chairman (Immediate Past President) will notify the convention committee and coordinate the award ceremony with them, as well as prepare the plaque, contacting the winner, correlating activities such as whether the person can attend the convention, etc, and organizing the awards presentation. 

In the case of a tie, the student’s file will be opened to the Scholarship Award Chairman, and the material there in used by him / her and the executive committee to make the final selection on a just and responsible basis. If monies exist, a double scholarship may be given, one to each candidate. 

Final selection of the committee, or in case of a tie, by the chairman and executive board, shall be based on excellence of the work as the primary criteria. 


The student shall submit an article on a subject current to chiropractic Orthopedics/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine as decided by the Scholarship Awards Committee and approved by the ACCO executive board. This article should focus on the complete chiropractic management of an orthopedically related clinical problem from initial diagnosis through treatment and long-term management, if applicable. 

 The article shall be 1,500 to 2,500 words in length. 

 It shall be doubled-spaced on white 8 -1/2 x 11 inch paper. 

Two digital copies will be submitted to the Secretary of the Executive Board. One will be “clean”, i.e. having no identification as to the author or college. One will be submitted with full identification. 

 The articles shall be structured professionally, and submitted in American Psychological Association Publication Manual, seventh Edition (APA 7) style. For reference, please use the following link:

 A letter of authorization allowing the College full use of the article submitted to the ACCO should accompany the article/copies. 

 A winner of the F. Maynard Lipe Scholarship Award is not restricted from entering an appropriate article for future award selections as long as all criteria are met. 

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