Scholarship Winners - Where are they Now?
Brandon Poterjoy, Delta Iota ’95 (1996, 1997, 1999 scholarships)
Brandon graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002, completed a Residency in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at St Christopher's Hospital for Children in 2005 and 2008 respectively, and now resides in Hatboro, PA with his wife and 4 children. He is part of the neonatology group at Newborn Special Care Associates, and works full time at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.
“APD provided me with the only scholarship money I received as an undergraduate, and then helped out when I went to medical school. Unfortunately there was little in the way of scholarship money for lower middle class men and despite a near perfect GPA after I started college, King’s College wouldn't provide me with any new scholarship money - my GPA entering college wasn't high enough for any significant support. On the economic end, my parents, working 5 jobs between them (no kidding, 5) earned just enough money for the family to get by, but too much to qualify for need based grants. So I applied for the APD scholarship and was a multi-year award winner. While not an enormous sum, it certainly went a long way in helping offset book costs, which in the pre-Internet based learning era, was a huge help”.