180 Medical 2015 College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Emily

Earlier this fall, we announced all of our 2015 180 Medical College Scholarship recipients. As the fall semester progresses, we will continue to feature our individual scholarship recipients, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get notified when new blog posts are published. Today, meet Emily, a spina bifida scholarship recipient!

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Meet Emily, 2015 Spina Bifida Scholarship Recipient

Emily was born and grew up with spina bifida. Because of this congenital condition, she had to go through multiple operations throughout her time in school. Even though she had to miss over 65 days of school in her freshman year of high school, she was still able to maintain her high GPA.

It was during her various encounters with doctors, nurses, and therapists that she found her calling. She wanted to use her future career to help encourage and support others going through similar situations. So she set out on her educational journey to becoming an occupational therapist.

Over the years, Emily has volunteered her time to various organizations and activities while carrying a heavy course load. She has participated in Auburn University’s IMPACT opportunity, Boys and Girls Club, and the Tiger Tuesday REACH program. Plus, she also made time for off-campus volunteering with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, among others.

Emily is attending Tennessee State University for graduate school in Occupational Therapy. Good luck on your path to becoming an Occupation Therapist, Emily! We’re happy to be able to contribute to your future.

180 Medical Spina Bifida Scholarship Opportunities

We are honored to offer an annual scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, ostomies (ileostomy, urostomy, and/or colostomy), and/or neurogenic bladder. We know paying for college isn’t easy these days, and we also understand that there can often be extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions.

The 2016 Scholarship application period will begin on January 1st, and applications are now available to download. To learn more about 180 Medical’s annual scholarship, visit www.180medical.com/scholarships.

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About the Author
Jessica is the Senior Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical. She's been a part of the 180 family for over 11 years. Her favorite parts of working at 180 Medical are our values of compassion and integrity and the positive impact we help make on peoples' lives.

She loves writing, creating art, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her fiancé and their 3 dogs.