The Gerber Foundation to provide a scholarship for attendance at the MSU 2021 OsteoCHAMPS summer camp -- Apply now!
The Gerber Foundation will again offer one Newaygo County high school scholarship for a student to attend the OsteoCHAMPS program at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University from July 10-17, 2021, on the MSU campus in East Lansing. In the event the program cannot be held in-person (due to COVID-19 restrictions), a virtual OsteoCHAMPS program will be offered.
OsteoCHAMPS is an intense eight-day residential summer program of the Osteopathic Medical School at Michigan State University and high school students will experience a bit of campus life throughout the program. The program provides a range of instruction in the health sciences for students interested in entering one of the many healthcare fields. 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.
This scholarship is available to Newaygo County high school sophomores and juniors, with a GPA of 3.0 or above and interested in entering a health care field upon graduation from high school. The application link will be available from December 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021, and students must apply through the MSU website at: https://com.msu.edu/future-students/pre-college-programs/osteochamps. Students applying should mark that they would like sponsorship support to cover the $1,500 cost of attending and enter the Gerber Foundation as the source of sponsorship.
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.”
For more information about the OsteoCHAMPS program contact Lynn Whipple at 517-432-5277 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Gerber Foundation at 231.924-3175 or email at email@example.com.
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