The Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation is proud to offer the Chris Payer Honorary Sports Medicine Scholarship. Chris, a founding board member, was an ardent supporter of youth athletics and education. Sadly, he passed away in early 2019. With this program, we hope to honor his legacy.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to Orange and Seminole County High School graduating seniors who have participated in their high school’s student athletic training aid program and have declared a college major in the field of sports medicine.
Two financial scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each to be used for college educational expenses.
Deadline for applications is Midnight April 18th
The Chris Payer Scholarship application period for this year is now closed. Please check back for details.
Support the youth of today and the community leaders of tomorrow.
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