Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
College bound young adults have a lot of responsibilities they need to handle, but young adults with medical conditions have the added responsibility of managing their health while staying on top of their school work. 180 Medical, a leading urologic catheter supplier in the United States, wants to help hard working young adults with medical hardships through their college scholarship program.
180 Medical will provide five students with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or neurogenic bladder with a one-time $1,000 scholarship. In order to qualify for the college scholarship applicants must be full time students enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program, and currently under a physician's care.
"I would like to invite these much-deserving students to have a chance at furthering their lives through education, despite the hardships they face every day," says Todd Brown, the founder and CEO of 180 Medical. Todd founded 180 Medical and the scholarship program because he personally knows about the hardships people with medical problems like these face. In 1994 Todd was involved in a motocross accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He faced many new challenges adjusting to his new lifestyle and using his wheelchair, but once he discovered good friends who were in the same situation, he found in them the support, knowledge, and experience that he so greatly needed.
Todd's newly-found friends exposed him to the variety of urologic catheter options that were available to him. Once he started using these specialized products he was amazed by the positive impacts they had on his health, and the improvement upon his quality of life. After Todd's experience with finding catheter products that were better suited for him, he started 180 Medical in order to provide others in similar situations with the high-quality products they would need in order to improve their own health and quality of life.
180 Medical will be accepting college scholarship applicants from January 1st until June 1st. Applicants must send in a completed application, typed questions and essay, a physician's statement of diagnosis, their most recent transcript, and a document that verifies their acceptance by a college or their current enrollment.
Materials can be sent e-mailed to scholarships(at)180medical(dot)com, or mailed to 180 Medical's company headquarters at the following address:
Attn: Scholarship Program
5324 West Reno, Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 72127
For more information on the college scholarship program, visit http://www.180medical.com/scholarships. Scholarship winners will be announced on the company's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/180medical