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December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint

Bachelor's degree program
2018 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Mott Community College

Associate's degree program
2011 - 2015
  • Majors:
    • Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      nursing

    • Dream career goals:

      Director

    • Physical Therapist Assistant

      Ascension Healthcare Pace
      2021 – Present3 years

    Sports

    Volleyball

    Club
    2016 – Present8 years

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Ginny Biada Memorial Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    The Final Push Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Gladys Ruth Legacy “Service“ Memorial Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Theresa Lord Future Leader Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Black Students in STEM Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Snap Finance “Funding the Future” Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. I love competition and have belonged to some local volleyball leagues in Genesee and Oakland county for three years. I volunteer to help set-up and take down volleyball nets and manage game wins versus losses on my off days I don’t play. For three consecutive years I help set-up and take down tables, chairs and tents for The Burton Policeman’s ball held in Genesee county.
    Bold Make Your Mark Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion.
    Bold Turnaround Story Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. . Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals.
    Melaninwhitecoats Podcast Annual Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Robert Lee, Sr. and Bernice Williams Memorial Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. ounty.
    Charles Cheesman's Student Debt Reduction Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Heather Benefield Memorial Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care.
    Patrick Stanley Memorial Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Focus Forward Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Deborah Stevens Pediatric Nursing Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Tanya C. Harper Memorial SAR Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Giving Back to the Future Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Noah Jon Markstrom Foundation Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Ron Johnston Student Athlete Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Lisa McGinley Scholarship Fund
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. I love competition and have belonged to some local volleyball leagues in Genesee and Oakland county for three years. I volunteer to help set-up and take down volleyball nets and manage game wins versus losses on my off days I don’t play. For three consecutive years I help set-up and take down tables, chairs and tents for The Burton Policeman’s ball held in Genesee county.
    William M. DeSantis Sr. Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. . I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Harvey and Geneva Mabry Second Time Around Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology, Medical-Surgical 2 and Population-Centered Nursing. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. . I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Maida Brkanovic Memorial Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. I love competition and have belonged to some local volleyball leagues in Genesee and Oakland county for two years. I volunteer to help set-up and take down volleyball nets and manage game wins versus losses on my off days I don’t play. For three consecutive years I help set-up and take down tables, chairs and tents for The Burton Policeman’s ball held in Genesee county.
    Markforged Distinguished Black Engineers Grant
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. I love competition and have belonged to some local volleyball leagues in Genesee and Oakland county for two years. I volunteer to help set-up and take down volleyball nets and manage game wins versus losses on my off days I don’t play. For three consecutive years I help set-up and take down tables, chairs and tents for The Burton Policeman’s ball held in Genesee county.
    Patricia Lea Olson Creative Writing Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. I love competition and have belonged to some local volleyball leagues in Genesee and Oakland county for two years. I volunteer to help set-up and take down volleyball nets and manage game wins versus losses on my off days I don’t play. For three consecutive years I help set-up and take down tables, chairs and tents for The Burton Policeman’s ball held in Genesee county.
    Act Locally Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. I love competition and have belonged to some local volleyball leagues in Genesee and Oakland county for two years. I volunteer to help set-up and take down volleyball nets and manage game wins versus losses on my off days I don’t play. For three consecutive years I help set-up and take down tables, chairs and tents for The Burton Policeman’s ball held in Genesee county.
    Pandemic's Box Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Ruth and Johnnie McCoy Memorial Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. I aspire to combine my therapy and nursing degrees so I can effectively create a new discipline tailored to treat post-surgical orthopedic, cardiac and co-morbidity patients across varied diagnosis all while utilizing evidence- based practice and compassion. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles. I love competition and have belonged to some local volleyball leagues in Genesee and Oakland county for two years. I volunteer to help set-up and take down volleyball nets and manage game wins versus losses on my off days I don’t play. For three consecutive years I help set-up and take down tables, chairs and tents for The Burton Policeman’s ball held in Genesee county.
    Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    HSINTELLIGENCE Minority / Indigenous Nurse Leader Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Deborah's Grace Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Jillian Ellis Pathway Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Dr. Samuel Attoh Legacy Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Cliff T. Wofford STEM Scholarship
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.
    Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship
    Winner
    December 14, 2018 will be permanently burned into my memory as it was the day of my God-mother Gloria Jean Bailey passed away from MDS cancer. Though not my biological mother she brought me home from the hospital day one and would continue to raise and have a monumental influence in my life. Prior to Gloria passing away her last two weeks were spent at home comfortably around family Despite my emotional distress, I shelved my despair and sadness to stay strong for Glo. How I found the emotional fortitude during this incredibly stressful time to help change Glo’s diaper when she became unable to walk to the bathroom or swab her mouth with water when she struggled to swallow, I don’t know. I do know that the death of my godmother was the direct catalyst that propelled me to apply for the Nursing program. The financial stress of paying for college and fear of failure are my two biggest concerns currently in the nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint. Winning a scholarship would effectively reduce my stress by half and allow myself and my family to more comfortably make this transition while I’m in the nursing program. Since 2013 I have systematically increased my knowledge staying current as a Physical Therapy Assistant while studying nursing education. Successful completion of my previous degree and entrance into the nursing program required passing Chemistry, Human Anatomy and passing rigorous clinical rotations. Currently at The University of Michigan-Flint, I have passed Computers in Healthcare, Health Assessment, Introduction to Nursing, Pathophysiology. I am at the point in my collegiate career where I am concerned about my ability to secure loans to complete the nursing program. I love being a clinician and to be able to carry that affinity across multiple disciplines is a dream of mine. This scholarship is essential for my academic and professional goals. Prior to graduating from Mott C.C. with my Physical Therapist Assistant degree and enrolling in the nursing program at The University of Michigan-Flint I was a Sous Chef. Returning to college for my associate’s and currently enrolled for my bachelor’s is having a profound impact on the quality of care I deliver as a clinician to my patients. This collegiate journey is a contract between myself and my patients—to deliver the best evidence-based practice and compassionate care. A passion of mine is the research and clinical application of STEM with physical therapy and nursing. The interprofessional partnership between nurses, scientists, physical therapists, engineers and mathematicians are directly impacting the quality of patient care. Prosthetics that allow paraplegics to walk are examples of the future of biomechanical technology. May 8th, 2015 in Lansing Michigan was the day I received The Breaking Traditions Awards. The award required recipients to demonstrate success in CTE programs that are nontraditional to their gender. I am currently making a second attempt to demonstrate the same qualities needed to win this award by graduating from The University of Michigan-Flint nursing program. I have maxed out my current federal loans and am concerned about my financial ability to complete the program. My future academically is to achieve my master’s degree as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and begin mentoring or teaching students at Mott C.C. or The University of Michigan-Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint hasn’t had an African American male instructor in the nursing program since its inception, I hope to change that and become the first. Professionally I aspire to blur the current boundary between nursing and physical therapy and demonstrate how one clinician can excel in both roles.