Linda Craig Memorial Scholarship
by Agnes Jasinski
If you’re a basketball fan who has been following the NBA playoffs the last few weeks, you should know that many of the professional teams you’ve been watching have foundations associated with them that raise money for youth and the college-bound. The Pacers Foundation is one such group, and their Linda Craig Memorial Scholarship is our Scholarship of the Week.
As the award is presented by the St. Vincent Sports Medicine Center, applicants must be more than sports fans, but majoring in medicine or a related field as well. (It’s always best to contact the scholarship provider about eligible majors before applying for such an award.) You may have also already guessed that the award targets those enrolled at Indiana colleges or universities, including two-year junior or community colleges. If you meet these requirements, you could have a shot at this award. If you’re interested in other medical scholarships or even athletic scholarships, browse our listings on those pages or make sure to check those criteria off on your user profile.
Prize: Two awards of $2,000 are given each year. Winners are notified every August.
Eligibility:This scholarship targets undergraduates enrolled at Indiana colleges and universities. Students should have completed at least four semesters, and be majoring in medicine or a related discipline, such as sports medicine or physical therapy. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be U.S. citizens, and boast leadership qualities.
Deadline:July 1, 2010
Required Material:Those interested in this scholarship should fill out an application provided by the Pacers Foundation. Applicants will also be asked to write a one-page personal statement, and provide a letter of recommendation and current college transcript.
Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.