Thank you for your interest in the Scott Decker, M.D., Memorial Scholarship. The deadline for submitting the application for this scholarship has passed. We are in the process of reviewing applications and will announce the results in late July. Please check back for application instructions and forms for our 2018-2019 Scott Decker, M.D., Memorial Scholarship.
The Amputee Coalition is excited to announce that we are now offering eligible high school seniors, recent high school graduates, adults returning to school, and current college students the opportunity to apply for the Scott Decker, M.D., Memorial Scholarship! The winner of this scholarship is awarded $1,000 toward their college tuition in the academic year. Preference will be given to applicants residing in Maryland, though applications will be accepted from non-Maryland residents as well.
The Scott Decker Memorial Fund is given in memory of J. Scott Decker, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon of Maryland who served mostly children with orthopedic problems. Dr. Decker passed away in 1989 after being diagnosed with cancer, and since then donations to the scholarship have been made by his circle of friends, family, and colleagues with the hope that his legacy of serving orthopedically challenged youth will continue.
In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must:
- Be a person with acquired or congenital limb loss
- Be under 21 years of age, or a military veteran/active duty military personnel
- Currently be a high school senior, OR high school graduate, OR an adult student returning to school
- Attending or will be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school as a full-time student (carrying at least 12 credit hours or equivalent)
Applicants apply online and submit a complete official high school/college transcript, documentation of ACT and/or SAT scores, a letter of recommendation from a high-school adviser, and a personal statement from the applicant.
The chosen scholarship recipient for the 2017-2018 year will be notified in early July. The entire award is made in one payment to the student’s higher education institution upon verification of the student’s enrollment and full-time status.
For more information about the scholarship or the application, please contact the Amputee Coalition at 888/267-5669.