About Our Scholarships

The Avita Health Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from college-aged students and Avita Health System employees who are pursuing a course of study in an Allied Health field during the 2021-2022 academic year. All scholarships are made possible by the Avita Health Foundation and funded by donors and the Annual 5k and One Mile Walk. Applications must be received, online, by May 12, 2021. To date, these scholarships have provided more than $100,000 to area students and Avita employees choosing to pursue a medical career in Allied Health. “Knowing the value of education and the costs involved, the Avita Health Foundation, is pleased to offer these scholarships to the next generation of health care providers who will strengthen and care for our Community in the future,” said Chuck Cangelosi, Director of the Avita Health Foundation.¬†View each scholarship’s section for more information about eligibility and access to apply. Scholarship Recipients will be announced at the end of May.

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 30, 2022 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 2, 2021.

Application

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 2021-22 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 30, 2022 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 12, 2021.

Application

Past Recipients

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