In June 2023, Dr. Markowitz picked the winners of his first annual college scholarship program - in which he has awarded two current high school seniors $1,000 each towards college expenses! The scholarship contest is a way for Dr. Markowitz to give back to the communities that he serves, spread positivity, and build confidence in his individual patients.

Coverage of our Smiling Senior Scholarship Program on ABC 6

Contestants wrote an essay of 500 words or less in response to this prompt:

A smile can be a very powerful thing. At Markowitz Orthodontics, we love making people smile and we strive to spread smiles throughout our community. Describe a time when your smile inspired someone else to smile.

The contest was judged by local personalities and community leaders including:

  • Michael Barkann - Sports host, anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Sixx King- Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Sixx Degrees Media
  • Hallee Adelman - Author of award winning children's books, Co founder of HA productions
  • Dr. Joshua Baron - Emergency medicine physician, Medical director
  • Dr. Amrita Bahn - Orthodontist 
  • Drew Heinerichs - Gladwyne Elementary School teacher and youth Basketball coach

We are so excited to award our patients' Tierney Ryan and Heath Bernstein with our first annual Smiling Senior Scholarships!