Posted on July 25, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ontario, OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging 2022 Scholarship Program recipients were presented their awards on July 14, 2022. Members of the Corporate Board, Foundation Board, and staff were in attendance. Board President Nate Roshon, CEO Duana Patton, and Kristy Taylor, Scholarship Selection Subcommittee Chair, had the honor of presenting the awards.
The Area Agency on Aging Corporate Board of Trustees elected to provide one (1) $2,000 scholarship for an individual enrolled in a course of study that benefits the aging network at a four-year University, one (1) $1000 award to an individual who is enrolled in courses benefitting the aging network at a technical or a two-year college, and one (1) $1000 award to an individual who is attending any higher institute of learning or certification that may benefit the aging network.
Elizabeth Dvorak, of Huron County, currently attends the University of Akron and is pursuing a degree in Biomedical Science. As a full-time student, she also works as an STNA and will be attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Ms. Dvorak is the recipient of the $2,000 scholarship award.
Alexa Konkle, a resident of Wyandot County, is currently enrolled at North Central State College and is pursuing an associate degree in Respiratory Therapy. Her goal is to help patients with chronic diseases live a healthy and fulfilling life. Ms. Konkle is a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship award.
Emma Golling (not pictured), of Seneca County, is a nursing student at Marion Technical College and plans to pursue her BSN. Her passion for helping older individuals stems from observing her mother working and making a difference, as a Physical Therapy Assistant, in a nursing home. Ms. Golling is a recipient of a $1000 scholarship award.
Since 2005, the Area Agency on Aging has awarded over $106,000 to deserving students who are pursuing a career which will benefit the aging network. Students who are interested in the 2023 Scholarship program should follow the Area Agency on Aging Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/aaa5ohio/ for upcoming details.
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence, and dignity.