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2023 Skoski Scholarship Recipients Announced

Oct 24, 2023 |

On behalf of the Youth Engagement & Workforce Development Departments, the Amputee Coalition would like to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 2023 Christina Skoski, M.D., Scholarship.  

The Skoski Scholarship is one of many funding opportunities available to youth living with limb loss and limb difference through the Youth Engagement Program (YEP). With donor support, we are able to offer scholarships to outstanding and qualified students pursuing undergraduate degrees. Through the generosity of Dr. Skoski, we advance efforts to ensure equity in educational opportunities that prepare students for success in school, work, and life. 

We are pleased to announce and celebrate four outstanding young people this year. They all are truly deserving of this scholarship opportunity as they have demonstrated their commitment to academic excellence and the pursuit of higher education.  

Divine Favour Akinbobola is currently attending Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) and will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and pre-medicine. She is also a Youth Engagement Reporter and has contributed articles to the Amputee Coalition’s inMotion Magazine. 

Heidi Burke is currently attending Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, TN) and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history/secondary education and a B.S. in journalism.  

Rachel Sumrada is currently attending Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health science.   

Joseph Weiglein is currently attending the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science in nursing.  

Please share with us in celebrating and wishing these young adults the very best in their pursuit of higher education and this journey in life. Learn more about the Skoski Scholarship here.