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Making the Turn Against Parkinson's
$2,500 Scholarship Award

The goal of our scholarship program is not just to find one deserving student, but rather to enagage a group of young adults in a way that motivates them to develop a better understanding of what it means to live with Parkinson's disease.  

Our hope is that by participating in this scholarship process, candidates become more inclined to take an active role in the fight against Parkinson's now and in their future careers.

 
2018 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Information regarding the 2018 scholarship program will be posted on this page in early October.
 
Katie Rettig with her father Greg.
Katie Rettig with her father Greg.

2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

May 8, 2017 -- Making the Turn Against Parkinson's is pleased to announce Ms. Katie Rettig as the 2017 recipient of its $2,500 scholarship award.  Katie is a frequent participant and volunteer at Parkinson's related events, honoring her father Greg who was diagnosed with Parkinson's three years ago.  Katie used her father's devotion to his daily exercise routine to educate and raise awareness of Parkinson's disease through the use of social media.  

Katie will use her scholarship this fall to attend Oakland University where she intends to pursue studies that will lead to a teaching degree.  Katie also plans to continue her activism by starting a Parkinson's awareness and fundraising campaign on campus. Congratulations Katie!

 
2017 HONORABLE MENTION AWARD WINNERS

The Scholarship Committee awarded three additional $500 Honorable Mention scholarships to these candidates deserving recognition:


 
Grace with father Steve at Boxing for Parkinson's class at the Michigan Athletic Club.
Grace with father Steve at Boxing for Parkinson's class at the Michigan Athletic Club.




 
         Grace Lounsbury
            

 
Hannah with the UM-Flint Parkinson's exercise class.
Hannah with the UM-Flint Parkinson's exercise class.




     Hannah Sporman
 


 
Paige with her mother Toni.
Paige with her mother Toni.




        Paige Brandli