Trojans News · Chris Payer Honorary Sports Medicine Scholarship

The Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation is proud to announce the Chris Payer Honorary Sports Medicine Scholarship. Chris, a founding board member, was an ardent supporter of youth athletics and education. Sadly, he passed away in early 2019.  We hope to honor his legacy with this scholarship program.

This scholarship is awarded annually to Orange and Seminole County High School graduating seniors who have participated in their high school’s student athletic training aid program and have declared a college major in the field of sports medicine.

Two financial scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each to be used for college educational expenses. The deadline to submit a completed application and ALL supporting documents is 11:59 PM Sunday, April 18, 2021.  Students can apply at:

2020 Recipients:

  • Orange County – Jackson Andraski, Lake Nona High School.  Now attending University of Florida
  • Seminole County – Alexa Bailey, Lake Mary High School.  Now attending UCF

We look forward to learning more about the 2021 candidates.

Please apply, and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or for more information.

You can contact Foundation Director, Loran VanWormer at 407-254-4066 or