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Arline Ethel Trabman Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
About the DonorBernice Trabman created this endowed scholarship in Occupational Therapy to honor her sister's personal and professional accomplishments. She felt that she could honor her sister's memory by providing educational opportunities for current occupational therapy students. Arline graduated from WSU in 1950 with a degree in education, but her first love was Occupational Therapy.
Barbara Henderson Miller Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
About the DonorBarbara Henderson Miller graduated from Wayne State University's occupational therapy program in 1959. Mrs. Miller's career as an occupational therapist spanned more than 22 years working with toddlers, preteens and adults at Detroit Receiving, Sinai and Beaumont Hospitals and the Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Mrs. Miller received a wonderful education from Wayne State University and created her scholarship, with the support of her husband George, to help others. Mrs. Miller passed away in 2013 and had directed a very generous estate gift toward her endowed scholarship. Mr. Miller continues to support our occupational therapy students in memory of his wife.
Barbara Jewett Endowed Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
About the DonorBarbara Jewett was the first Program Director, Fieldwork Coordinator and Educator for the Occupational Therapy program. Ms. Jewett served in this leadership role for many years. She was a pioneer and advocate for the profession. Ms. Jewett's leadership made her a role model for the profession throughout the Detroit community. Mrs. Jewett's endowed scholarship was created through a generous estate gift.
Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship
About the DonorThe Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship was created in January 2012 through contributions from the members of the board of visitors. The intent of the board of visitors is to provide tuition assistance to a deserving student that shows great promise for making a difference in their profession.
David Thornton and Dr. Bonnie Thornton Endowed Scholarship
About the DonorKaren Thornton has been caring for others for nearly 50 years of her life. Unfortunate events in her life have only served to increase her generosity and her drive to help others. The tragic passing of her husband in a preventable accident at a local auto plant followed by the untimely loss f her daughter to cancer motivated Karen to get more involved in the work at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In 2012 Karen established this endowed scholarship to honor her late husband and daughter. She chose occupational therapy in part because her physically and mentaly handicapped niece Brianna has benefitted from occupational therapy over the years.
Dr. Martha E. Schnebly Endowed Scholarship
About the DonorMartha Schnebly is a former Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and a former Deputy Dean of the College. Dr. Schnebly strongly believed that research findings could have an impact on the practice of occupational therapy. Her professional legacy and generosity have significantly influenced the advancement of the Occupational Therapy program at Wayne State University.
EACPHS Diversity Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship
About the DonorContributions from the Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) created this endowed scholarship with the intent of furthering the education of underrepresented students in the area of pharmacy and health sciences.
Kaye J. Schlomer Endowed Scholarship for Occupational Therapy
About the DonorA 1961 Occupational Therapy graduate, Kaye J. Schlomer left a very significant estate gift to fund endowed scholarships in both occupational and physical therapy. These scholarships recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide financial assistance to students.