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Mary Rutan Foundation Awards Over $50,000 in Medical Scholarships and Loans

Foundation news | Monday, August 3, 2020

Bellefontaine, OH –Area students pursuing a degree in the medical field were recently awarded scholarships or loans by Mary Rutan Foundation. Of those who applied, thirty-eight received funding.

With a steadfast commitment to its Medical Scholarship and Loan Program, Mary Rutan Foundation awarded a total of $50,429 to twenty nursing, sixteen allied health and two medical students this academic school year. Since 1992, this amount brings the total awarded to Logan County residents to just over $2.3 million.

“Since its founding, Mary Rutan Foundation has been committed to the education and training of the next generation of healthcare professionals. Given the shortages of medical professionals faced by our country today, continuing to invest in the future of healthcare education is critically important,” said Tammy Allison, chief operating officer of Mary Rutan Foundation. “These scholarships and loans create a clear pathway for students to continue their medical education. Furthermore, we are sending a clear message that we believe and choose to invest in the future of medicine – today and for years to come,” says Mrs. Allison

The 2020/2021 Mary Rutan Foundation Scholarship and Loan Recipients include:

The Beach Medical Education Fund

Monica Boswell, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Ewing H. Crawfis Memorial Employee Scholarship Fund

Mindy Thompson, Master’s Degree Family Nurse Practioner

Marilyn A. Carnes Nursing Scholarship Fund

Spencer Bycynski, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Maggie Wilcoxon, Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse

Dr. Phillip Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund

Christie Harrell, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Zelma Nina Hertenstein Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

Cora Eirich, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Dr. Joseph C. & Florence C. Longfellow Memorial Scholarship Fund

Avery Braun, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Jenna Burd, Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse

Jenna Champion, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Morgan Hicks, Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse

Bailey Morales, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Tyler Reinhard, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Kierstyn Severt, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Aubrey Stephens, Associate Degree Registered Nurse

Kelby Strapp, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Brooke Vonderhuevel, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Allison Wilson, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Ashton Wooddell, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Joe Young, Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse

Mary Rutan Foundation General Scholarship Fund

Maggie Wilcoxon, Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse

Connor Davis, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Gabriel VanDyke, Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training

Jacob Shell, Bachelor’s Degree in Biomed Engineering

Roy G. Metz and Miriam A. Metz Medical Scholarship Fund

Brianne Bowers, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Charlotte L. and Norman R. Miller Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

Tesia Deardurff, Doctorate of Pharmacy

Siera Dickerson, Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Megan Dyer, Doctorate of Pharmacy

Tyler Frantz, Doctorate of Pharmacy

Michelle Grider, Master’s Degree Physician Assistant

Bethany Lowery, Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science

Violet Martin, Doctorate of Pharmacy

Ryan Penny, Master’s Degree Speech Pathology

Tatum Reprogle, Doctorate of Pharmacy

Tyler Sanford, Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science

Shelby Starkey, Doctorate of Pharmacy

Mallory Stolly, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Gabriel VanDyke, Bachelor’s Degree Athletic Training

James F. Milroy Fund

Connor Davis, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Savannah Pavoni, Bachelor’s Degree Exercise Science/Athletic Training

Grace K. Orr/Dr. Edwin Pratt Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

Teri Murphy, Master’s Degree Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Rita Riedmiller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ashley Boy, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Marjorie Rothlar Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

Monica Boswel, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Walter and Janet Sack Medical Memorial Fund

Jacob Shell, Bachelor’s Degree in Biomed Engineering

Dwight Spencer Medical Scholarship Fund

Spencer Bycynski, Bachelor’s Degree Registered Nurse

Mary Rutan Foundation Medical Student Loan Fund

Brianne Bowers, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Connor Davis, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of individual contributions, bequests and memorial donations to Mary Rutan Foundation’s general and named scholarship funds.

In addition to Mary Rutan Foundation’s annual Medical Scholarship and Loan Program, the Foundation offers scholarships for Logan County residents wishing to obtain their certification to become an EMT or paramedic.

For further information about Mary Rutan Foundation’s scholarship programs or how you may make a financial contribution, visit the website www.maryrutan.org/foundation or contact Mary Rutan Foundation at (937) 599-7003.