Current and former patients encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarshipAssociated Orthodontists is excited to announce that its 2018 scholarship program will kick off on Wednesday, November 1. Five winners will be chosen to each receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied directly to tuition at a college, university, vocational training or technical school.The scholarship is open to all current and former patients who are graduating high school seniors, received full braces at Associated Orthodontists and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applications will be accepted November 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018, and winners will be notified and announced in May, 2018.All applications will be reviewed by Associated Orthodontists and scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the submitted essay, academic achievements, and participation in school and community activities. To apply, please stop by any Associated Orthodontists location for an application, or download the application at greatbraces.com > Contests > Scholarship Program. In addition to the completed application, participants must submit the following: high school transcripts; letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, community leader or coach; essay on how orthodontic treatment positively impacted the patient’s life; and copy of the acceptance letter to the school of the patient’s choice.Associated Orthodontists has six convenient locations in Joliet, Plainfield, Morris, New Lenox, Frankfort and Bourbonnais. Please visit greatbraces.com to find a location near you. If you have questions about the scholarship program, please contact Julie Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.