Aug. 23, 2019 — Today at The National Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla,, ChiroHealthUSA announced the recipient of the 2019 ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship in honor of President Dr. Ray Foxworth’s parents, Drs. Betty Pace Mathews and Charles Vernon Mathews.
The recipient’s journey to chiropractic began in the eighth grade, when he fell in love with kinesiology and decided that when he went to college, he would “major in muscles.” Eleven years later and attending Palmer College of Chiropractic West, Robert J. Butler is the fourth recipient of the scholarship, which was established in 2015. Butler received $10,000 for tuition and $5,000 cash to help offset his living expenses. Upon hearing the news that he was the recipient of the scholarship, Butler stated, “Receiving this scholarship is such a blessing. The doors that this scholarship can open for me will continue to shape my career.”
“I am very pleased to learn that Palmer West student Robert Butler has been awarded the Foxworth Family Chiropractic Scholarship for 2019,” said William Meeker, DC, MPH, FPAC, campus president, Palmer College West. “The entire Palmer community is justifiably proud that Robbie’s achievements, leadership skills, and potential, are being recognized in such a visible way. Mr. Butler is an outstanding student and he’ll make an outstanding Doctor of Chiropractic. The award is well-deserved. Many thanks to the Foxworth family and ChiroHealthUSA for making a great decision.”
In addition to the $15,000 received by Butler, the school was gifted an additional $10,000 by the Foxworth Family Scholarship. When asked how they planned to use the funds, Dennis M. Marchiori, DC, PhD, chancellor and CEO of Palmer College of Chiropractic, stated, “We greatly appreciate this gift to Palmer College that accompanies Robert’s award and honor. Student success is our priority, so we will place this gift in an endowed fund for student scholarships. We’re very proud of Robert for his leadership that will result in a lasting impact on future students through this endowment.”
“It is important for me to give back to a profession that has meant so much to me and my family, not only as tribute to my parents, but as an opportunity for chiropractic students to follow in their footsteps,” said Ray Foxworth, DC, FICC, MCS-P.
Students may begin submitting applications for the 2020 scholarship on August 22, 2019. The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2020. Winner notifications will go out on or before July 1, 2020, and the winner will be announced during the National Convention in Orlando in August of 2020. 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 of Chiropractic
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.