The Amputee Coalition announced that Ashby (AJ) Henningsen, 20, of Baltimore, Maryland, is the recipient of the $1,000 Christina Skoski, MD Scholarship for 2014-2015.
Henningsen is a President’s List honors student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was born with a congenital limb difference but has not let that deter him from pursuing his goals. He was a National Merit Commended Student, a Princeton Book Award winner, and a Christus Honors graduate. Henningsen’s high school co-curricular activities included varsity baseball, cross-country, lead trumpet in school concerts and jazz bands, second chair in the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Peabody Conservatory, four mission trips with his church youth group, and volunteer work at a downtown Baltimore food pantry.
Based on her conviction that limb loss should not be a barrier to academic or professional success, Christina Skoski, MD, established the scholarship through a generous $25,000 scholarship fund in 2009.
“On behalf of the Amputee Coalition, we are very pleased to announce AJ as the recipient of this prestigious award,” said Sue Stout, interim president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition. “AJ is truly a well-rounded student and is also philanthropic with his time. He serves as a role model for his peers, and we are proud to award him this scholarship for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community.”
“It’s a great privilege to receive this scholarship, and the esteem that it represents,” said Henningsen. “I aim to honor the award and its namesake by using it in the best way possible in order to further my academic goals.”
To learn more about the Christina Skoski, MD Scholarship, visit the Amputee Coalition website at www.amputee-coalition.org or call 888-267-5669.