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Making the Turn Against Parkinson's
$5,000 Scholarship Award


 
Design by: Julianna Greenleaf
Design by: Julianna Greenleaf


The amount of our 2018 scholarship has doubled from last year. However, the goal of our scholarship program remains the same, to engage young adults in a manner 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 disease now, and in their future careers.

Making the Turn Against Parksinson's has awarded nearly $10,000 in scholarships to students from families impacted by Parkinson's disease.

 


DATES TO REMEMBER

October 1, 2017 - 2018 Scholarship information posted.

March 1, 2018 - All required information is due (no exceptions).

May 15, 2018- All candidates will be notified by this date.


 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

- Michigan resident​.
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Current college student or high school student with college acceptance letter.


- ​Relative of someone diagnosed with Parkinson's.

 
2018 SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Application - (PDF)  (Excel)

Criteria - (PDF)

Rubric - (PDF)



 
2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS

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 Rettig with her father Greg.
Katie Rettig with her father Greg.
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!
 

 
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