Claire Whittle and Calvin Kerns Awarded Gerber Foundation Scholarships
Fremont students will attend OsteoCHAMPS summer camp at MSU
Claire Whittle and Calvin Kerns, both of Fremont High School, were selected by MSU to attend the OsteoCHAMPS summer program, which will be held this July. Claire and Calvin’s participation in the program will be funded by scholarships provided by The Gerber Foundation.
OsteoCHAMPS was established in 2000 to encourage, prepare and foster the health career interest of high school students across the state of Michigan. It is an intense 9-day residential summer program of the Osteopathic Medical School at Michigan State University. The program provides...
...a range of instruction in the health sciences for students interested in entering one of the many healthcare fields.
Claire is looking forward to exploring more about the various fields of medicine so that she can choose which field of medicine might suit her best. Calvin has an interest in becoming a pharmacist and is looking for the OsteoCHAMPS program to enhance his medical skill set and elevate his overall knowledge of the medical field.
The mentoring offered to the students through OsteoCHAMPS will facilitate the success of these two students well beyond the summer program. OsteoCHAMPS staff aims to be a year-round resource to alums, providing guidance and tools to enhance academic success and career development.
The curriculum in the OsteoCHAMPS program includes courses, hands-on activities and field trips where both students will learn about anatomy and physiology, mathematics, medical research, physical examination skills, and general study skills.
Many of the fine OsteoCHAMPS alums (over 500 students) have advanced to colleges and universities around the country in a wide range of degree programs.
The Gerber Foundation is proud to support local students in their pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry. More information can be found at www.gerberfoundation.org.