R3 Stem Cell Awards Annual Academic Scholarship to Deserving Student in Georgia

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- R3 Stem Cell awarded its annual academic scholarship recently to a young talented student at Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville, Georgia. Madalyn Reed Morton, a freshman college softball pitcher, won the $1500 scholarship and is the first recipient of the award. She was selected out of over 50 applicants.Ms. Morton's academic career to date has been stellar, with a cumulative GPA of 3.89 with a full course load. She is currently working hard at the Division 1 Junior College with the plan to transfer to a major Division 1 school to play softball and major in Sports Marketing.According to R3 CEO David Greene, MD, MBA, "Madalyn's application was exceptional. She's balancing academics and athletics very well. She actually has received stem cell therapy in the past for athletic injuries as an alternative to surgery, and her recovery is going very well. Her essay was beautifully written!"For the scholarship award, applicants needed to submit a 1000 word essay on "How do you foresee stem cells affecting human life and health 10 years from now?" In addition, applicants need a minimum GPA of 2.5 and to show proof of current enrollment or acceptance.Ms. Morton wrote in her essay, "Younger patients with knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle injuries will look forward to faster recovery and few side effects from stem cell therapy. Stem cell replacement, with the limited recovery period, will allow student athletes to maintain their strong athletic track and experience no disruption to the academic schedule."
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