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Special Tree Awards Healthcare Scholarships to Local Graduating Seniors

Special Tree is excited to announce the recipients of their Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship for 2019.  Each of the 13 recipients was awarded a $1000 scholarship to pursue their education in a health-related field.

This year, Special Tree awarded cash scholarships totaling $13,000 to high school graduating seniors from Michigan school districts in communities where Special Tree has a rehabilitation facility. Since 1995, Special Tree has contributed $150,000 to 175 Michigan students as part of their annual scholarship program.

Students receiving Special Tree’s 2019 Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarships are:

Downriver Area

  • Elizabeth Jensen, a graduating senior from Flat Rock High School, who will attend Michigan State University.
  • Lexi Nadolsky, a graduating senior from Anderson High School, who will attend the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
  • Drew Prater, a graduating senior from Monroe High School, who will attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
  • Kaitlyn Riley, a graduating senior from Riverview High School, who will attend the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
  • Julia Wilkinson, a graduating senior from Huron High School, who will attend the University of Toledo.

Macomb County

  • Mone’t Stewart, a graduating senior from Chippewa High School

Mid-Michigan

  • Za’Taviana Hardy, a graduating senior from Arthur High School.
  • Tejaswini Reddy, a graduating senior from Midland High School, who will attend the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
  • Raegan Schalau, a graduating senior from Freeland High School who will be attending Central Michigan University.

Oakland County

  • Spencer Buchman, a graduating senior from Royal Oak High School, who will attend the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
  • Ethan Jewell, a graduating senior from Avondale High School, who will attend Michigan State University.
  • Paula Skwarek, a graduating senior from Athens Troy High School, who will attend Hillsdale College

Wayne County

  • Erin Tobin, a graduating senior from Stevenson High School, who will attend Purdue University.

     

Special Tree created the scholarship to encourage college-bound students to pursue healthcare careers and to increase awareness of traumatic brain injury.  The competitive scholarship is based on a student’s academic achievement, community involvement, school activities, references, and an interest in healthcare field. 

“Our strong commitment to excellence in healthcare includes supporting and encouraging future healthcare professionals,” said CEO Joe Richert.  “We’re proud to play a role in helping our scholarship recipients pursue their education and career goals.”

Special Tree also supports student education through affiliation agreements with many local colleges and universities for clinical education and applied learning experiences in occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, respiratory therapy, nursing, and case management.