Applications for the annual Christina Skoski, MD, Scholarship are being accepted until April 9, a recent Amputee Coalition news release reports. The news release notes that the fund is designed to award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to a student with congenital limb difference or limb loss with a desire to learn and potential for success. The Amputee Coalition adds that the scholarship is open exclusively to undergraduate students who will be enrolled or are currently attending a 4-year college.

Students also must reportedly have a grade-point average of 3.5 and a minimum ACT score of 30 or SAT score of 1340. A letter of recommendation from a high school adviser must also be submitted, the Amputee Coalition says, and the student, or his or her parent/legal guardian, must be a registered friend of the Amputee Coalition. 

Applications, the news release adds, must be submitted via online submission through the Amputee Coalition Web site at Recipients will be announced no later than June 11.

The Amputee Coalition explains that the fund was initially endowed with a $25,000 gift from Christina Skoski, MD, friend and member of the Amputee Coalition’s Science and Medical Advisory Committee.

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Source: Amputee Coalition