Life Chiropractic of Olney is kicking off its first nonprofit Annual Scholarship Fundraiser July 25 at the GrillMarX Steakhouse in Olney. The fundraiser will award scholarships to two college-bound students, one from Sherwood High School and one from Good Counsel High School. The scholarship will be awarded based on an essay contest. Dr. April Lee, owner of Life Chiropractic, will judge and select the best essay from each school. Three years ago Dr. Lee moved from Southern Maryland to take over the Life Chiropractic practice and over that time she has come into contact with many hard-working, smart young people who want to go to college but whose families will need to sacrifice much to send them there. Coming from a family of modest means, Dr. Lee can relate. She went through a similar financial struggle while working her way through undergraduate school and her doctorate degree. She wants to be a positive role model and show young adults that they can achieve anything given the right mindset as well as the realization that there is assistance along the way. Dr. Lee says, “I know every little bit helps when paying for college, and there aren’t always scholarship opportunities available for everyone.” All the submitted essays will be numbered and separated from the personal information. The scholarship will be awarded based on the integrity of the essay submission and free from any gender, race or background bias. Dr. Lee believes scholarships should be awarded on merit, not socio-economic factors. The only qualifications for the scholarship is to attend one of the two schools, have a 3.0 GPA of higher and be interested in a health or science field. The goal is to have the Life Chiropractic Scholarship grow annually, helping more students with each passing year. Life Chiropractic hopes the community can come together and enjoy a fun-filled night that will help the success of Olney-area young people and spark many more wonderful years to come Tickets are $100.00 per person and include dinner, five drinks tickets and five raffle tickets to win a premium sponsor basket valued from $200 to $500. Tickets can be purchased at the Life Chiropractic office or over the phone by calling 301-924-6444.
For more information, visit:www.lifechiropracticolney.com/events/scholarship.