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

The goal of our scholarship program is 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 $15,000 in scholarships to students from families impacted by Parkinson's disease.


  • October 1, 2018 - Scholarship application and requirements posted.
  • March 1, 2019 - All required documents and submissions are due.
  • May 15, 2019 - All candidates notified of the Committee's decision.

Emilie and her grandfather Bob receiving her scholarship award.
Emilie and her grandfather Bob receiving her scholarship award.


April 30, 2017 -- Making the Turn Against Parkinson's is pleased to announce Ms. Emilie Seibert of Auburn, Michigan as the 2018 recipient of its $5,000 scholarship award.  Emilie's entry, inspired by her grandfather, best represented the goals and ideals of Making the Turn Against Parkinson's.  Emilie created a quilt in which the colors and patterns were purposefully blended together, representing her family's range of emotions in reaction to her grandfather's diagnosis with Parkinson's - anger, confusion, sadness, strength, love.  Emilie will use her award this fall when she attends Grand Valley State University.

To read more about Emilie's quilt click here.


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

Annika Andersson of Farmington

Morgan Fisher of Detroit
Mitch Russell of Novi