Area Agency on Aging 2021 Scholarship Program Award Recipients Announced

Ontario OH - The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has selected the 2021 Scholarship Program award recipients. Scholarships are made possible by the Annual Meeting Sponsorships.

Cierra Gurney, of Richland County, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Malone University. Her passion for improving the quality of life for others resonates through her involvement in the community. Ms. Gurney is the recipient of the $2,000 scholarship award.

Lauren Short, of Richland County, is pursuing a career in the field of social work through North Central State College. She served as an intern at the Area Agency on Aging in 2020 as part of her school practicum. Her goal is to work with older Ohioans and persons with disabilities. Ms. Short is a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship award. 

Trinity James, of Crawford County, a nursing student at Marion Technical College, hopes to graduate with an RN Associates degree in 2022. Her goal is to further her education in pursuit of a BSN at the Ohio State University. Ms. James is a recipient of a $1000 scholarship award.

The Agency on Aging Board of Trustees elected to provide One (1) $2,000 scholarship and Two (2) $1000 awards this year to individuals who are enrolled in courses benefitting the field of aging. Board President, Kellie Hartsel, the Selection Subcommittee, and CEO, Duana Patton look forward to presenting these awardees in a virtual format.  For more information, contact Susie Danuloff at the Area Agency on Aging at 567-247-7105

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.

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