On Aug. 21, Kristi Hudson with ChiroHealthUSA surprised the recipient of the 2020 ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship, Jared Ollis, at the Palmer College of Chiropractic Campus in Davenport, Iowa. The surprise visit by Hudson was captured on video with the help of the production team from Palmer College and can be viewed on the ChiroHealthUSA Facebook page. The Foxworth Family Scholarship was created in honor of President Dr. Ray Foxworth’s parents, Drs. Betty Pace Matthews and Charles Vernon Matthews.
From 2010 to 2014, Jared served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, a unit that is renowned for its airborne operations and intense physical training. “I saw many paratroopers incur nagging injuries and deal with chronic pain as a result of ruck marching, consistent distance running, and hard landings during jumps,” stated Ollis. “Seeing so many men and women I served with discharged for musculoskeletal complaints that could have been managed with chiropractic care further developed my desire to help service members have better access to chiropractic.”
“We’re very proud of Jared for earning this scholarship,” said Dennis Marchiori, DC, PhD, Chancellor and CEO at Palmer College of Chiropractic, “and are appreciative to ChiroHealthUSA and the Foxworth family not only for selecting Jared but also for the gift to Palmer College that will help yet more students achieve their dreams of becoming doctors of chiropractic.”
In addition to the $15,000 received by Ollis, the school was gifted an additional $10,000 by the Foxworth Family Scholarship. When asked how they planned to use the funds, Jillian McCleary, Director of Communications, stated, “We greatly appreciate this gift to Palmer College that accompanies Jared’s award and honor. We will be working with Jared to determine how the funds will best be utilized.”
“This year’s scholarship award is bittersweet, as Jared was the last recipient that my mother, Dr. Betty Matthews, helped to select,” Foxworth said. “She was my mentor, inspiration, and biggest cheerleader all of my life. Establishing a scholarship in my parents’ honor was a small way to thank them and the profession that has done so much for me.”
Students may begin submitting applications for the 2021 scholarship on Sept. 1, 2020. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2021. Winner notifications will go out on or before July 10, 2021, and the winner will be announced during the National Convention in Orlando in August of 2021. Learn more at chusascholar.com.
“We all belong to chiropractic,” said Foxworth, “and we all need to invest and support the advancement of our profession.”
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About Palmer College
Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, Calif.; and Port Orange, Fla.