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Smile! You just won a Scholarship!

Perkins Orthodontics announces the lucky student recipient.

Zack Blouin, a newly accepted Texas Christian University freshman and Fort Worth native is this year's winner of the Perkins Orthodontics Scholarship! 

2022 was the scholarship's inaugural year, and the first winner, Giovanna Paulino went to Texas A&M to study Kinesiology to improve the lives of professional dancers. 

At TCU, Blouin hopes to study Business and advance his personal and professional goals. 

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be either a past or present patient of Dr. Perkins or Dr. Spradley of Perkins Orthodontics, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and answer an essay prompt. The essay question was: 

How will this scholarship directly impact your ability to achieve your future goals and aspirations after high school?
The deadline for applicants was May 2.  

How do you know the team at Perkins Orthodontics? Are you close with them?
I was a patient of Dr. Spradley first and then transitioned to Dr. Perkins when Dr. Spradley retired. So, I am lucky enough to know both of them and their team. They are all great and made everything positive and easy.

How did you find out you won the scholarship?
The office called my mom, and she told me.

What was the application process like? How long did it take you to complete? Did you expect to win?
The application process was very straightforward. I spent some time on my essay and submitted it with my transcript and resume. I have spent the last year writing essays and completing applications, so this was smooth. I had no idea if I would win.

What did you write about in your essay? Why do you think you were selected?
I wrote about being lucky to know Dr. Spradley and Dr. Perkins and how excited I am to attend TCU. I also wrote about being responsible for a portion of my tuition and my commitment to seeking all sources of support. I don’t know what determined the final decision, but I’m grateful to be chosen.

Where are you from? 
I’m from Fort Worth.

Where did you go to high school? Did you like it? What are some of your extracurriculars? Favorite class?
I graduated from Trinity Valley School, where I played football, baseball, and enjoyed Spanish and History class.

What are your plans for the future? 
I will spend the next four years studying Business at TCU.

What does this scholarship mean to you? 
This scholarship provides a meaningful contribution to my goal; I am very proud to have earned it.

Good luck to Zack Blouin at Texas Christian University next year! 

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