Announcing 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

  • Ten Recipients of the Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health Scholarship
  • Three Recipients of the Avita Health Foundation Employee Scholarship for Allied Health.

Avita Health Foundation has awarded $6,500 in scholarships to employees and college-age students for the 2022-2023 school year. All scholarship recipients are pursuing a course of study in an Allied Health Field. Scholarships are made possible by the Avita Health Foundation and funded by individual donors, as well as through proceeds from the Annual Heart & Soles 5k Run/Walk and One Mile Walk. Register or volunteer for the 5K online!

This year’s Dr. Theodore Ebner Scholarship recipients are:

  • Jacob Barnes, Bucyrus, attending Ohio State University
  • Karmyn Blizzard, Bucyrus, attending OSU Marion
  • Corin Feik, Tiro, attending Marion Tech
  • Ellie Maurer, Mansfield, attending University of Louisville
  • Chelsea Niedermier, New Washington, attending Ashland University
  • Jalyn Oswald, Galion, attending Mt. Union University                                 
  • Paige Shealy, Tiro, attending North Central State College
  • Kasidee Sinclair, Galion, attending Kent State University
  • Brody Symsick, Galion, attending Bluffton University
  • Branden Wegesin, Galion, attending Otterbein University

This year’s Avita Health Foundation Employee Scholarships recipients are:

  • Lajonta Cameron, Mansfield, attending Marion Tech
  • Tara Hensley, Ontario, attending North Central State College
  • Timothy Stahle, Mansfield, attending Muskingum University

View all past and current scholarship recipients.

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health Scholarship

Eligibility

  1. The candidate must be one of the following:
    • A graduating senior from a high school located within Crawford, Richland or Morrow Counties
    • A student enrolled in a post-secondary institution whose permanent address is within Crawford or Richland County
    • A child of an active part-time or full-time employee, who has successfully completed one year service with Avita Health System, who is a graduating high school senior or enrolled in a post-secondary institution (regardless of address).
  2. The candidate must be currently enrolled or accepted for attendance at an accredited vocational school, community college, or baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
  3. The candidate must be seeking a degree toward licensure or certification specific consideration given in the areas of Exercise Science/Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Athletic Training.

Other Considerations

  1. Three scholarships will be awarded as follows:
    • One Scholarship @ $1,000 and Two Scholarships @ $500
  2. The scholarship must be used by January 31, 2023 for fall or spring tuition (summer courses not included).
  3. The scholarships will be paid directly to the institution on behalf of the student upon verification of enrollment.

General Instructions

  1. Submit an essay, 200-300 words in length, discussing your goals in your specific field of study demonstrating your interest and intent on practicing in the above mentioned fields of allied health.
  2. Fill out the attached application and include all requested documents.
  3. The committee, after thorough investigation of an applicant, shall present recommendations for approval by the Avita Health Foundation Board of Directors.
  4. In the case of a tie between candidate applications, an interview with the Avita Health Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee may be requested.
  5. Deadline for submitting the application is May 9, 2022.

Avita Health Foundation Employee Scholarship

Eligibility

  1. The candidate must be an active full-time or part-time employee, who has successfully completed one year of service with Avita Health System and is currently enrolled or enrolling in a post secondary institution in the 2022-23 school year (does not include summer courses).
  2. The candidate must be accepted for attendance at an accredited vocational school, community college, or baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
  3. The candidate must be seeking a degree or certification in a healthcare-related field.

Other Considerations

  1. Three scholarships will be awarded at $500 each.
  2. The scholarship must be used by January 31, 2023 for fall or spring tuition.
  3. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution on behalf of the employee after enrollment is verified.

General Instructions

  1. Provide a detailed explanation (in essay format) of your goals in the healthcare field you are pursuing and how receiving this scholarship would enhance your skills to benefit Avita Health System.
  2. Fill out the attached application and include all requested documents.
  3. The committee, after thorough investigation of an applicant, shall present recommendations for approval of the Avita Health Foundation Board.
  4. In the case of a tie between candidate applications, an interview with the Avita Health Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee may be requested.
  5. Deadline for submitting the application is May 9, 2022.

Past Recipients

2022

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Jacob Barnes attending Ohio State University
  • Karmyn Blizzard attending OSU Marion
  • Corin Feik attending Marion Tech
  • Ellie Maurer attending University of Louisville
  • Chelsea Niedermier attending Ashland University
  • Jalyn Oswald attending Mt. Union University                                 
  • Paige Shealy attending North Central State College
  • Kasidee Sinclair attending Kent State University
  • Brody Symsick attending Bluffton University
  • Branden Wegesin attending Otterbein University

Employee

  • Lajonta Cameron attending Marion Tech
  • Tara Hensley attending North Central State College
  • Timothy Stahle attending Muskingum University

2021

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Parker Stigall attending Mt. Vernon Nazarene
  • McKenna Stephens attending Findley University
  • Kylee Phonchone attending Marion Tech
  • Jalyn Oswald attending Mt. Union University                                 
  • Jacob Barnes attending Ohio State University
  • Elizabeth Dials attending Ohio Northern University

Employee

  • Samantha Corbin attending North Central State College
  • Carla Bennett attending North Central State College
  • Brinne Collins attending Tri Rivers CC
  • Crystal Dickerson attending Tri Rivers CC
  • Alison Heiser attending Ohio State University

2020

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Lydia Feik – Tiro
  • Ally Green – New Washington
  • Madison Harmon – Galion
  • Grace Miller – Ontario
  • Parker Stigall – Mansfield

Employee

  • Carla Bennett – New Washington
  • Samantha Corbin – Bucyrus
  • Crystal Dickerson – Ashland
  • Stephanie Parker – Bucyrus
  • Morgan Smith – Bellville

2019

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Cheryl Bodjanac – Ontario
  • Sarah Castle – Marion
  • Bailey Schott – Bucyrus
  • Parker Stigall – Mansfield
  • Emma Studer – Bloomville
  • Carina Weaver – Lexington

Employee

  • Carla Bennett – New Washington
  • Ka Woon Yvonne – Shelby
  • Mallory Hoskins – Bucyrus
  • Jennifer Rodman – Shelby
  • Morgan Smith – Bellville
  • Samantha Wilhite – Cresline

2018

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Sarah Castle – Marion
  • Cole Heinlen – Bucyrus
  • Abigail Pendergast – Mansfield
  • Emma Studer – Bloomville

Employee

  • Carla Bennett – New Washington
  • Clay Fogle – Bucyrus
  • Taneshia Jackson – Ontario
  • Jennifer Rodman – Shelby
  • Lisa Schofield – Mansfiled

2017

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Jamie Blunt – Shelby
  • Cheryl Bodjanac – Ontario
  • Mikayla Briggs – Lexington
  • Sarah Castle – Marion
  • Grace Schiefer – Nevada
  • Emma Studer – Bloomville

Employee

  • Clay Fogle – Bucyrus
  • Andy Gillespie – Galion
  • Megan Hardin – Mansfield
  • Brittany Stump – Bucyrus

2016

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Kelsey Brown – Crestline
  • Caleb Doup – Fredericktown
  • Joshua Eckert – Galion
  • Jenna Shipman – Mt. Gilead

Employee

  • Harley Anthony – Sycamore
  • Cindy Barth – Nevada
  • Nancy Branam – Sulphur Springs
  • Megan Hardin – Mansfield
  • Lindsay Schott – Bucyrus
  • Brittany Stump – Bucyrus

2015

Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health

  • Chelsea Ridenour – Shelby
  • Bailey Schott – Bucyrus
  • Jennifer Stroker – Lexington

Employee

  • Abby Henderson – Crestline
  • Harley Detillion – Sycamore
  • Christina Neise – Crestline
  • Elizabeth Ryhal – New Hampshire
  • Nathalia Spade – Galion

2014

Employee

  • Jennifer Green – New Washington
  • Megan Parker – Bucyrus
  • Brittany Stump – Bucyrus

2013

Allied Health & Education

  • Eleanor Frye – Galion
  • Michaela Gearhart – Crestline
  • Haley McCarthy – Tiro
  • Celestia Starner – Bucyrus

Employee

  • Casey Britton – Crestline
  • Angela Brown – Galion
  • Ashia Jones – Mansfield
  • Kristy Raby – Bucyrus

2012

Allied Health & Education

  • Nichole Downing – Bucyrus
  • Kaitlyn Gearhart – Crestline
  • Taylor Hoffman – Bucyrus
  • Chad McCray – Galion

Employee

  • Casey Britton – Crestline
  • Brandi Grogg – Galion
  • Kimberly Robertson – Caledonia
  • Ashley Scherger – Tiffin

2011

Allied Health & Education

  • Luke Bruct – Galion
  • Kelly Fruth -Crestline
  • Kourtney Hanshaw – Mt. Gilead
  • George Miller – Galion
  • Danielle Stall – Galion

Employee

  • Donna Comptons – Mt. Gilead

2009

Allied Health & Education

  • Matthew Ellis – Galion

2008

Allied Health & Education

  • Kyle Kocher – Galion