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Funded by a donation from the physicians and surgeons at the Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, at least six $1,500 college scholarships will be awarded in May to Lane County's most promising high school seniors from The Slocum Research & Education Foundation. This scholarship opportunity is available only to local high school seniors who are interested in pursuing health-related education and training. The deadline to apply for the College Scholarship Program for High School Seniors is March 30, 2018. Submissions are welcomed through the Slocum Foundation website at www.slocumfoundation.org.

The Slocum Foundation's Scholarship Program targets well-rounded high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in healthcare, health-related research, and public or community health. Applicant requirements include a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a significant financial need. Additionally, strong applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership activities, dedication to community service, and outstanding letters of recommendation. 

In offering this competitive college scholarship over the past eight years, recipients have been supported in their aspirations for attending technical school, community college, public universities, and Ivy League institutions. 

"Our high school graduates have really incredible ambitions, from 3-D printing of blood cells at Carnegie Mellon to serving our most vulnerable populations and impacting maternal health and birth outcomes," said Dr. Brick Lantz, Slocum Center orthopedic surgeon and President of the Slocum Research & Education Foundation's Board of Directors. "And we continue to be impressed with our applicants for their academic merit and commitment to community service."

The Slocum Research & Education Foundation's mission is to improve musculoskeletal care across the lifespan through community-based research, education, and collaboration and supports this through the development of future healthcare professionals through this annual college scholarship program.