The Amputee Coalition, Knoxville, Tenn,  is accepting applications for its Christina Skoski, MD, Scholarship, a one-time, $1,000 scholarship for 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.

The deadline for submitting an application is April 15.

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 at [removed][/removed]. 

Skoski advocates 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.

The scholarship fund was initially endowed with $25,000 from Skoski, and in its first year has received more than $6,000 in contributions. The Amputee Coalition encourages donations through matching gifts. 

The Amputee Coalition is a national nonprofit organization serving more than 2 million people with limb loss and more than 28 million people at risk for amputation.

[Source: Amputee Coalition]