The Mary Free Bed Guild has awarded 18 students a total of $80,000 in scholarships for their academic achievements.
The Guild established the Minority Scholarship Program in 2006 to help students pursuing degrees in neuropsychology, nursing, orthotics, prosthetics and rehabilitation therapy programs. The Disability Scholarship Program began in 2013 for students with physical disabilities related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or an acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation.
This year’s recipients are:
Alyssa Ouellette, Wayne State University, Occupational Therapy
Aya Abusalah, Wayne State University, Physical Therapy
Azalia Gonzalez, Shenandoah University, Occupational Therapy
Clifford Lyons Jr., Wayne State University, Occupational Therapy
Cornesha James-Williams, Wayne State University, Nursing
Diana Riley, Grand Rapids Community College, Nursing
Mario Suarez, Wayne State University, Physical Therapy
Nwamaka Nwaiwu, Wayne State University, Nursing
Nureen Zahorr, Wayne State University, Nursing
Christopher Kelley, University of Michigan, Sports Management
Jacob Nelson, Trinity Christian College, Nursing
Jessica Hetzel, Central Michigan University, Integrated Public Relations
Karissia Springfield, Wayne State University, Social Work
Kayla Whipple, Central Michigan University, Psychology
Kaylee Bradeen, Grand Valley State University, Behavioral Neuroscience/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Madeline Gustafson, Purdue University, Biomedical Engineering
Nathan James, Michigan State University, Fruit and Vegetable Management
Nicole O’Brien, Ferris State University, Social Work
Applications for scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January.