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St. Cloud Student Awarded Medical School Scholarship for Community Outreach


Mr. Christopher “Logan” Taylor, a graduate of Harmony High School in St. Cloud, has begun medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in St. Maarten after earning a scholarship from the university. The Community Outreach Scholarship is awarded to an incoming AUC student who has shown exceptional dedication to their community. It carries a $10,000 award towards tuition for the first semester of medical school, renewable for two additional semesters.

Mr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Health Physiology from Florida State University. He has extensive volunteer experience in the community, including with the American Cancer Society and the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. While a student at FSU, he played an integral role with The Big Event, a campus organization that annually arranged for thousands of students to volunteer with churches, schools, local businesses, and organizations in Tallahassee. He credits his late mother, whom he called “a volunteer for life,” with instilling in him the values of volunteerism and community service.

Mr. Taylor has started classes with AUC’s May 2018 incoming class and recently participated in the medical school’s White Coat Ceremony. Students at AUC begin their journey to become physicians on the university’s campus in St. Maarten, where they complete the pre-clinical medical sciences coursework of years 1 and 2 before completing clinical rotations at AUC-affiliated hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom.