Mary Rutan Foundation Awards Scholarships


Through the generous gifts of individual contributors, bequests, and memorial donations to Mary Rutan Foundation’s annual scholarship program, Mary Rutan Foundation provides support to local students, to aid them in achieving their academic goals of becoming a medical professional.

Since 1992, the Mary Rutan Foundation has awarded over $2.35 million to local scholars. These funds have supported the education of more than 1,140 current and future healthcare workers.

Mary Rutan Foundation Chief Operating Officer Tammy Allison said, “With the demand for healthcare workers in Ohio and the nation, Mary Rutan Foundation’s commitment and investment to individuals pursuing a degree in the medical field is more important now than ever. These forty students will provide some aid in this shortage and will impact patients, communities, and the future of healthcare as they successfully reach their academic goals and enter the healthcare workforce.”

For the 2023/2024 academic year, forty (40) recipients were selected and provided aid totaling $55,500. This year’s recipients include:

The Beach Medical Education Fund

  • Joslyn Robinson, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Ewing H. Crawfis Memorial Employee Scholarship Fund

  • Taylor Carnes, Registered Nurse

Marilyn A. Carnes Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • Brianna Burkhammer, Registered Nurse
  • Rachel Knight, Registered Nurse

Dr. Evan Dixon Medical Education Fund

  • Gage Dempster, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Zelma Nina Hertenstein Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • Danielle Widmark, Registered Nurse

Dr. Joseph C. & Florence C. Longfellow Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Brianna Burkhammer, Registered Nurse
  • Taylor Carnes, Registered Nurse
  • Megan Flack, Registered Nurse
  • Kennedy Hall, Registered Nurse
  • Rachel Knight, Registered Nurse
  • Riley Leeper, Registered Nurse
  • Naomi McGill, Registered Nurse
  • Hannah Rader, Registered Nurse
  • Hallie Smith, Registered Nurse
  • Danielle Widmark, Registered Nurse
  • Kaleigh Wilcox, Registered Nurse
  • Mullaney Yoder, Registered Nurse
  • Ellen Young, Registered Nurse

Mary Rutan Foundation General Scholarship Fund

  • Gracie Christensen, Kinesiology
  • Sydnee Payer, Pharmacy
  • Tatum Reprogle, Pharmacy
  • Regan Ross, Music Therapy
  • Lauryn Sanford, Kinesiology
  • Tyler Sanford, Physical Therapy
  • Anna Selvaggio, Kinesiology
  • Gabriel VanDyke, Physical Therapy

Mary Rutan Foundation Medical Student Loan Program

  • Gage Dempster, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Charlotte L. and Norman R. Miller Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Helena Burns, Psychology
  • Madison Delong, Psychology
  • Megan Dyer, Pharmacy
  • Chance Frater, Pharmacy
  • Autumn Gray, Speech Pathology
  • Cheyenne Hill, Exercise Science
  • Michelle Grider, Physician Assistant
  • Emily Hollar, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Abigail Kite, Speech Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Kaylee LeVan, Biomedical Studies
  • Violet Martin, Pharmacy
  • Andi Miller, Medical Assistant Tech
  • Sarah Painter, Speech-Language Pathology
  • Savanah Pavoni, Exercise Science
  • Gabriel VanDyke, Physical Therapy

James F. Milroy Fund                                                             

  • Taylor Spencer, Dietetics
  • Jacob Zamosky, Physical Therapy

Grace K. Orr/Dr. Edwin Pratt Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Megan Flack, Registered Nurse
  • Ellen Young, Registered Nurse

Rita Riedmiller Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Sidney Sines,  Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Marjorie Rothlar Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Jacob Zarnosky, Physical Therapy

Walter and Janet Sack Medical Memorial Fund

  • Joslyn Robinson, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Dwight Spencer Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Ian Scheiderer, Biological Sciences & Biomedical Studies