Twenty-five years in business is no small feat – but Dr. Thomas Skleba and his team at Cary Dental Associates, LLC have reached this benchmark with flying colors.
To celebrate this triumph, however, Dr. Skleba doesn’t have an elaborate social event or party planned. What he does have planned is a $2,500 scholarship that can help a young adult realize his/ her dream of making it in the healthcare field.
“Celebrating this anniversary is something I’m extremely proud of,” said Dr Skleba. “But the victory isn’t mine alone – it’s the community’s. That’s why I thought I would celebrate it in a way that would positively impact Cary’s young adults.”
With an ongoing commitment to community service, Dr. Skleba knows every bit counts and he looks forward to personally handing a young adult the $2,500 check to further his or her career.
“The Cary community is what has made my business successful,” said Dr. Skleba. “This is just one way for me to give back to the community and I’m very much looking forward to presenting this scholarship to a deserving young student.”
To apply for this scholarship, participants must be a District 155 high school senior, be enrolled and accepted in a two or four year college or university and must be perusing a degree is the healthcare industry –which does not have to be dentistry.
“There are lots of great opportunities in the healthcare field,” said Dr. Skleba, “I didn’t want to limit the scholarship to only young adults pursuing dentistry for this reason. There are lots of other ways young people can enhance the lives of others.”
The scholarship is based on students’ academic success, extracurricular activities and scholarship essay. Financial need will be weighed – but it will not serve as the primarily criteria for selecting the scholarship recipient.
Participants are also being asked to send a short biography and photo so that Cary Dental can help young adults network by posting their photos and information on Cary Dental’s Facebook page.