The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA), Knoxville, Tenn, is accepting applications for the second annual Christina Skoski, MD, Scholarship. The fund will again award a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to a student with 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 be amputees and have a minimum high-school grade-point average (GPA) 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 current member of the ACA. All majors are welcome.

Applications will only be accepted by online submission through the ACA Web site at [removed][/removed]. The application deadline for fall 2010 consideration is March 15. The scholarship recipient will be announced no later than May 31.

Skoski, a long-time member of the ACA and its medical advisory committee, is a staunch 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.

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 organization encourages donations through matching gifts. For more information, call (888) 267-5669, or visit the Web site at

ACA is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is “to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.”

[Source: ACA]