Associated Orthodontists Accepting Applications for Annual Scholarship Program

Current and former patients encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarship

October 27, 2016 – Joliet, IL – Associated Orthodontists is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program. Five winners will be chosen to each receive a $1,000 scholarship which will be applied directly to tuition at a college, university, vocational training or technical school.

The scholarship is open to all current and former patients who are graduating high school seniors, received full braces at Associated Orthodontists and have a GPA of at least 3.0. The program is open from November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. All applications will be reviewed by Associated Orthodontists, and a winner will be announced in April, 2017.

“We are thrilled to be offering this program again this year,” said Dr. Scott Soderquist, partner with Associated Orthodontists. “Our patients, both former and current, are part of the AO family and we are happy to support them so they can achieve their dreams.”

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the submitted essay, academic achievements, and participation in school and community activities. To apply, please stop by any Associated Orthodontists location for an application, or download the application at on the Contests page. In addition to the completed application, participants must submit the following: high school transcripts; letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, community leader or coach; essay on how orthodontic treatment positively impacted the patient’s life; and copy of the acceptance letter to the school of the patient’s choice.

Associated Orthodontists has five convenient locations in Joliet, Plainfield, Morris, Frankfort and Bourbonnais. Please visit to find a location near you. If you have questions about the scholarship program, please contact Julie Gardner at

About Associated Orthodontists

Since 1969, Associated Orthodontists has been providing patients with care that is focused on wellness, satisfaction and perfection. With cutting-edge treatments and extraordinary outcomes, its team of highly trained orthodontists are committed to creating a customized, stress-free and rewarding experience for patients and families. The partners at Associated Orthodontists include the most experienced board certified and renowned orthodontists in the area, committed to improving smiles and making a positive impact in the communities they serve. For more information on Associated Orthodontists, including services and locations, please visit