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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.

 
2020 SCHOLARSHIP
Making the Turn will once again award a $5,000 scholarship to a student demonstrating the greatest effort and creativity in achieving our objectives to raise awarness and and promote a greater understanding of Parkinson's disease.

Below are the key dates to remember if you are applying for the scholarship. 


March 1, 2020
- All required documents and submissions are due no later than this date.

May 18, 2020
- All candidates notified of the Scholarship Committee's decison by this date.


2020 SCHOLARSHIP DOCUMENTS


Application
(Excel) (PDF)

Scholarship Critera
(PDF)

Scholarship Rubric
(PDF)

 
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2019 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Anna Traver with her mother Jennifer
Anna Traver with her mother Jennifer

$5,000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT

May 5, 2019 -- Making the Turn Against Parkinson's is pleased to announce Ms. Anna Traver of Monroe, Michigan as the 2019 recipient of its $5,000 scholarship award.  Anna's moving essay and video of her mother's daily struggles with Parkinson's was a unanimous selection by the Scholarship Committee for capturing the spirit of Making the Turn; love, family, hope, and determination.  Anna will attend Michigan State University this fall where she will use her scholarship award to pursue a degree in journalism.

 
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD RECIPIENTS

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

 
Malin Anderson of Ann Arbor

Riley Stine of Iron River
 
Katherine Weber of Vassar