SIA Brain Awareness Medical Science Scholarship
Sia was entering her 3rd year of college in pursuit of fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatric physician. In an effort to keep Sia’s dream alive, in December of 2011 Sia Brain Awareness Scholarship Foundation a 501c3 tax-exempt organization was founded.
One of the goals of the foundation is to award scholarships to deserving Central Florida graduating high school seniors who will be full-time students in an accredited Florida College or University pursuing Medical/Science course of studies. During 2012-2018 the foundation awarded scholarships to 52 students ranging from $1500.00-$500.00 during the Sia Yorker Medical Science Scholarship Banquet held annually in March. A Brain Awareness Walk A Thon fundraising event is held yearly in October to raise funds for the scholarship program.
Our mission is to educate the community by bringing awareness of signs and symptoms of Acute Brain Hemorrhages, Brain Tumors, Aneurisms, Strokes, Concussions, Seizures, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, the choking game and other adverse brain conditions.
In addition, we want to encourage people to be proactive in taking preventive measures in avoiding head injuries.