Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation awards scholarships

Trumbull Memorial Health scholarships

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) —  A handful of local students are getting a boost to pay the costs of higher education.

On Tuesday morning, 10 students from around Trumbull County were awarded $30,000 in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each from the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation. The recipients were chosen based on both academics as well as need, but all are pursuing careers in the health care field.

The scholarships were presented at the Raymond John Wean Foundation in Warren. The TMHF is a supporting member of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.

“We have students that are just graduating from high school that have received nursing degrees. But we also have the adult students who are going back to school for medical school. We have occupational therapy and physical therapy students,” said Peg Krozier, Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation trustee and chair of the scholarship committee.

The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation was first established in 1976, but was caught up as part of the Forum Health bankruptcy five years ago. In 2012, local and state officials released the charity from the Chapter 11 case, with the funds earmarked to support health-related programs for Trumbull County residents. 

Those receiving the scholarships were:

  • Alexandra Dowell, who graduated from Warren G. Harding in 2007, is attending Kent State University Trumbull campus to earn a bachelor’s degree in public health. She received a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Danielle Ford, a 2014 graduate of Joseph Badger High School, is attending the University of Cincinnati to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She received a $5,000 scholarship.
  • Valerie Helco, a 1989 graduate of Newton Falls High School, is attending Kent State University Trumbull campus to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She received a $5,000 scholarship.
  • Katelyn Keleman, a 2014 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, is attending Penn State Shenango to earn an associate’s degree as a physical therapy assistant. She received a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Morgan Miller, a 2014 graduate of Howland High School, is attending the University of Cincinnati to earn a bachelor’s degree in bio-medical engineering. She received a $5,000 scholarship.
  • Danielle Miracle, a 2014 graduate of LaBrae High School, is attending Defiance College to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She received a $5,000 scholarship.
  • Sarah Rich, a 2014 graduate of Warren Harding High School, is attending Miami University of Ohio to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology as a pre-medicine major. She received a $5,000 scholarship.
  • Tyler Spain, a 2014 Howland High School graduate, is attending Kent State University to pursue a degree in athletic training/physical therapy. He received a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Emily Trunick, a 2014 Champion High School graduate, is attending the University of Mount Union to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She received a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Shannon Whitaker, a 2002 Hubbard High School graduate, is attending Penn State Shenango to pursue an associate’s degree in occupational therapy. She received a $1,000 scholarship.
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