Amputee Coalition Accepting Decker and Skoski Scholarship Applications


The Amputee Coalition is accepting applications for the Scott Decker, MD, Memorial Scholarship and the Christina Skoski, MD, Scholarship for college tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year. The application deadline for both scholarships is April 7.

The $1,000 Scott Decker, MD, Memorial Scholarship is open to applicants with acquired or congenital limb loss who are under 21 years of age, military veterans, or active duty military personnel; have a minimum current grade point average of 3.0; have minimum SAT/ACT scores in the 60th percentile; are high school seniors, high school graduates, or adults returning to school; and are attending or will be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school as a full-time student. Preference for the scholarship will be given to applicants residing in Maryland, though applications will be accepted from non-Maryland residents. The recipient will be selected based on life experience that reflects decency and kindness, demonstrated perseverance and hard work, academic performance, and realistic life/professional goals. The recipient will be notified no later than June 9.

The Christina Skoski, MD, Scholarship awards $1,000 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.

For more information, visit the Amputee Coalition website, click on Events & Programs and scroll down to the Scholarships tab.