The Amputee Coalition is now accepting applications for the third annual Christina Skoski, MD, Scholarship. The fund will award a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to a student with congenital limb difference or limb loss who has a special desire to learn and exhibits potential for success. The scholarship is only open to undergraduate students who will be entering or who are already attending a 4-year college.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a congenital limb difference or an amputation and have a minimum high-school grade-point average of 3.5 and a minimum ACT score of 30 or SAT score of 1340. They must also submit a letter of recommendation from a high school adviser. Additionally, the student or his or her parent/legal guardian must be a registered friend of the Amputee Coalition. All majors are welcome.
Applications will only be accepted by online submission through the Amputee Coalition web site. The application deadline for fall 2011 consideration is April 15, 2011. The scholarship recipient will be announced no later than June 11, 2011.
Skoski, a longtime friend of the Amputee Coalition and its medical advisory committee, is an advocate of higher education as a way for amputees to gain greater self-sufficiency, overcome life’s obstacles, and advance causes for people living with limb loss.
“Because of my education I’ve had a wonderful career, which afforded me a fulfilling, successful and interesting life,” Skoski stated in a press release. “I hope this scholarship will encourage young amputees to set high goals and pursue their dreams, whatever their interests.”