As of August, we announced all of our 2015 College Scholarship recipients. We had a large and amazing group of applicants, so it was difficult to narrow down to our final seven recipients. We are honored to be a part of helping students achieve their dreams. 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. Previously, we’ve featured Mallory and Mary Beth. Today, meet Erin!
Erin has been accepted to Carnegie Mellon University and as of this fall, she is on her way to a Pre-Med degree so she can become a doctor someday. She has overcome adversity since birth, having undergone 18 surgeries and experienced all forms of physical tests, etc. But Erin took this more as a challenge to learn. She became fascinated with the medical terminology and procedures. “I treated visits to the hospital as an adventure,” Erin says. “Instead of seeing tests and operations as something to dread, I occupied myself with learning the specifics of the procedure they were going to perform on me.”
She has worked hard to achieve such honors as a National Latin Exam Magna Cum Laude certificate, member of the National Honors Society, New England Journalism Award for Best News Article, placing 1st in the state with Junior Engineering Technology Society (JETS), and more. She has also volunteered at various events and served as President of her high school’s symphonic orchestra and Treasurer of the Art Team.
It’s inspiring to see such a promising young student like Erin as she gets the proper training to become a doctor at Carnegie Mellon University, and we’re happy to be able to contribute in part to her dreams.
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.
To learn more about 180 Medical’s annual scholarship, visit www.180medical.com/scholarships.