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Georgia Southern doctor of physical therapy students awarded scholarships

Georgia Southern University doctor of physical therapy students help Savannah AMBUCS during a League of Exceptional Bowlers event.

Twelve students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Georgia Southern University were awarded scholarships totaling more than $17,000 from the Savannah American Business Clubs (AMBUCS). 

“This is a recognition of the dedication we have to AMBUCS and helping others in our community,” said scholarship recipient and AMBUCS student leader Alexandra Adams. “Most of us are paying for our education with loans, and the scholarship helps relieve some of the financial burden that comes with pursuing a graduate degree. I am very thankful that AMBUCS has considered me for this scholarship the past two years.”

The organization has hosted a League of Exceptional Bowlers on Saturdays for more than 50 years. The DPT students join the Savannah AMBUCS league to assist bowlers with physical and intellectual disabilities to promote an inclusive and competitive environment. In addition to the hands-on experiences, DPT students have the opportunity to interact with different members of the community.

“It shows our commitment to the inclusion of our community and our passion for encouraging movement for everyone, despite their limitations, to increase their quality of life,” Adams said. “The program reinforces our classroom training, as well as, enhances our communication skills with others. Each member of our DPT program gets as much of a benefit from attending AMBUCS as the bowlers do.”

A century-old membership organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities, the Savannah AMBUCS awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in the allied health professions and who volunteer with AMBUCs. 

The following students were awarded a scholarship ranging from $500 to $3,000: Alexandra Adams, Luke Thayer, Mirim Gritis, Averi Donaldson, Mary Carpenter, Nicole Ebel, Phil Miller, Kyle Marlow, Ashley Chafin, Taylor Lane, Isaac Milliken and Kylee McCluskey. 

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