Gerber Foundation to support the 2020 OsteoCHAMPS summer camp at
Michigan State University
The Gerber Foundation will be offering 2 scholarships for attendance at the 2020 OsteoCHAMPS summer camp to be held at the MSU campus in East Lansing July 5-12, 2020. The cost of the camp is $1,500. Scholarships are open to any Newaygo County Sophomore or Junior student with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 interested in entering a health-related field.
OsteoCHAMPS is an intense 9-day 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.
Lauren Boerger of Fremont attended the camp in the summer of 2019. Lauren acquired a lot of practical knowledge regarding the medical field and requirements for becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. From learning problem-solving skills in the classroom to living in a dorm with a roommate, she enjoyed every minute of her camp experience. “The OsteoCHAMPS program has helped me recognize the tools needed to advance my future career in medicine.”
In addition to the summer camp, the program offers mentoring throughout the student’s college career. Dr. Aguwa, who began the program in 2000 says, “We want to be part of their academic and professional progression. That way, we can track them, mentor them, and let them know that they have a significant support system.”
The curriculum in the OsteoCHAMPS program includes courses, hands-on activities and field trips where attendees learn about anatomy and physiology, mathematics, medical research, physical examination skills, interviewing, resume writing, and general study skills.
Only 50 students may attend the program, selected from a pool of over 120 applicants from across the state of Michigan. The application process will open December 1 and students must apply through the MSU website at http://com.msu.edu/OsteoCHAMPS/Default.htm. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. Once selected by the program, The Gerber Foundation will be notified and will make a selection on those who will be funded by their scholarship. For questions, please contact the Osteochamps program at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Gerber Foundation at 231.924.3175.