Julie S. Kelly Memorial Scholarlship
In memory of our treasured colleague, Julie S. Kelly, OSSPEAC has established a scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education (university, college, and/or technical school). Since Julie was an audiologist dedicated to helping people with hearing impairments in many ways and believed in furthering one’s education, this scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has a hearing impairment that will be pursuing further educational endeavors.
A scholarship of $2000.00 will be awarded to one high school senior. These monies are to cover tuition, books and /or supplies. The requirements are not based on financial need. The applicant must include all documentation with their application form. The documentation needed:
- Documentation of hearing impairment – recent audiogram performed within a year from the application date and by a licensed audiologist
- Transcript of high school grades – a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Two letters of recommendation from professional, employer or school authorities
- Acceptance letter from the post-high school institution the student will be attending
The OSSPEAC member sponsoring the student must provide additional comments concerning the qualities of the student.
DEADLINE: April 1st
MAKE A DONATION!
Those members or interested parties who would like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, please send your check payable to OSSPEAC with a check memo that states: Kelly Scholarship to 205 Glendale Street, LaGrange, Ohio 44050.
Trinity Goodloe, 2021
Trinity graduated from Hudson High School with a GPA of 4.0549 and will be attending Case Western Reserve University in the fall of 2021. Trinity has earned a variety of honors and awards during her tenure at Hudson. She earned the Distinguished Honor Roll, Hudson High School Scholar-Athlete Award, Suburban All-Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and was selected as a Hearing Impaired Ambassador for Hudson City School District. Trinity was also active in both her school community and local community, including, but not limited to, starting a Hearing Loss Mentorship Outreach (HLMO) for hearing impaired in Hudson City School District, participating on a panel for Kent State's Audiology Department to advocate for hearing impaired and deaf students, and transcribing Ted-Talks to help create closed captions. Carrie Spangler Au.D., sponsoring OSSPEAC member, stated that "Trinity is compassionate, caring, and always willing to help others. She shines light wherever she goes. Trinity’s dedication and drive to excel in whatever she desires is evident in all of accomplishments... She exemplifies the Julie Kelly mission of advancing education for students with hearing challenges."
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