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Guild awards scholarships for 2020-21 school year

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: 

Minority Scholarships 

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 

 

Disability Scholarships 

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 UniversityFruit 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. 

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