Christina Skoski, M.D., Scholarship
IMPORTANT: Please read the following instructions before completing this online application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
For the 2014-2015 school year, this fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student who has a congenital limb difference or an amputation and who is, or whose parent or legal guardian is, a registered friend of the Amputee Coalition. To become a friend of the Amputee Coalition, click here. The individual’s Amputee Coalition record number must be included in the application. We will verify your record prior to reviewing your application. If you do not know your number, you may call the Amputee Coalition at 888/267-5669 for assistance.
The online application must also be accompanied by 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 (see instructions for more information). These documents must be mailed to the Amputee Coalition. The envelope must be postmarked on or before the scholarship application deadline, April 7, 2014.
The chosen scholarship recipient will be notified no later than June 9, 2014. 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.
Special Instructions for Questions 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12.
Question 7: To be eligible, the student or his or her parent or legal guardian must be a registered Friend of the Amputee Coalition. The Amputee Coalition registration number must be included. To become a friend of the Amputee Coalition, click here.
Question 8: To be eligible, the student must have a congenital limb difference or an amputation.
Questions 10 and 12: To be eligible, the student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT score of 1980. Documentation of the student’s GPA and test score(s) must be mailed to the Amputee Coalition.
Question 11: To be eligible, you must attend college full-time in the fall semester.
Instructions for applicant’s personal statement: Please write a personal statement that is typed, double-spaced and no more than two pages in length. You must clearly address the following three questions:
- What are your reasons for attending college?
- What inspired you to select your particular course of study?
- What are your career goals?
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
You are hereby informed that the information supplied in this application may be used as follows: (1) in the processing and verification of the data supplied to determine your eligibility for this program; (2) for compilation and analysis of summary data relative to this program; and (3) for dissemination of information to the school. You are not required to provide the information supplied in this application. However, failure to submit requested data may prevent further processing of this application. The information supplied in this application may be shared with other public and private individuals and entities in order to use the information for the purposes specified above.
The Amputee Coalition does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, creed, or age in the administration of any of its employment opportunities, educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship programs, recreational programs, and other Amputee Coalition-administered programs.
REMEMBER: All supporting documents must be mailed to the Amputee Coalition by the application deadline. The envelope must be postmarked on or before April 7, 2014, and mailed to:
Attention: Skoski Scholarship
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 290
Knoxville, TN 37915
Supporting Documents Checklist
- Complete official high school/college transcript
- Documentation of ACT and/or SAT scores
- Letter of recommendation from a high-school adviser
- Personal statement from the applicant