Kruse Memorial Scholarship Past Winners

2021

127 students from 18 health science disciplines and 50 academic institutions were eligible for the Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship. Five winners were selected by Mrs. Alice Kruse.

  • Kimberly Chew, Dietetics, Cleveland Clinic Dietetic Internship
  • Olivia Denny, Pharmacy, University at Buffalo
  • Trate DeVolld, Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University
  • Kara Kovach, Physician Assistant, Ohio Dominican University
  • Mykayla Ruffing, Physical Therapy, The University of Findlay

Seven winners were selected by a Health Science Education selection committee. 

  • Abigail Dougherty, Physician Assistant, The University of Dayton
  • Alicia Gonzalez, Audiology, The Ohio State University
  • Gillian Graham, Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University
  • Sarah Kadas, Physician Assistant, Lake Erie College
  • Rachel Larmer, Pharmacy, The University of Toledo
  • Grace Medley, Dietetics, Cleveland Clinic Dietetic Internship
  • Kelly Walsh, Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University

 2020

126 students from 21 health science disciplines and 56 academic institutions were eligible for the Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship. Five winners were selected by Mrs. Alice Kruse.

  • Zachary Guiser, Physical Therapy, Walsh University
  • Anne Vipperman-Cohen, Dietetics, Cleveland Clinic Dietetic Internship
  • Theresa Tran, Occupational Therapy, The University of Pittsburgh
  • Amanda Mangelo-Pomp, Physical Therapy, Gannon University
  • Elizabeth Watson, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University

Two winners were selected by a Health Science Education selection committee. 

  • Grace Szatkowski, Audiology, The University of Akron
  • Dena Assad, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University

2019

Sixty students from 15 health science disciplines and 24 academic institutions were eligible for the Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship. Five winners were selected by Mrs. Alice Kruse.

  • Katelyn Culley, Occupational Therapy, Gannon University
  • Courtney Griffith, Physical Therapy, The University of Toledo
  • Ryan Queen, Physical Therapy, The University of Findlay
  • Nicole Scott, Physician Assistant, Ohio University
  • Nkemdilim Ugwu, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University

Five winners were selected by a Health Science Education selection committee.

  • Samantha Brohammer, Dietetics, Cleveland Clinic Dietetic Internship
  • Ashley Cope, Occupational Therapy, The University of Findlay
  • Curtis Kinney, Physical Therapy, The University of Toledo
  • Katherine Kiss, Occupational Therapy, Gannon University
  • Hilary Nason, Dietetics, Cleveland Clinic Dietetic Internship

2018

Forty-six students from 16 health science disciplines and 17 academic institutions were eligible for the Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship. Five winners were selected by Mrs. Alice Kruse.

  • Kalee Eichelberger, Dietetics, University of Florida
  • Nicole Harmon, Physical Therapy, Ohio University
  • Rachel Riedmann, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University
  • Alison Seitz, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University
  • Lucas Zastrow, Physical Therapy, The University of Toledo

Six winners were selected by a Health Sciences Education selection committee.

  • Ashton Daniel, Occupational Therapy, The University of Findlay
  • Regan Everiss, Audiology, The University of Akron
  • Mitchell Haines, Physician Assistant, The University of Toledo
  • Brittni Kwiatkowski, Physical Therapy, The University of Toledo
  • Elise Rininger, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University
  • Marisa Ternes, Physical Therapy, The University of Toledo

2017

Sixty-six students from 17 health science disciplines and 16 academic institutions were eligible for the Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship. Three winners were selected by Mrs. Alice Kruse.

  • Morgan Barnum, Pharmacy, The University of Findlay
  • Melanie Holmes, Radiologic Technology, Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Joshua Scribben, Physical Therapy, Cleveland State University

Five winners were selected by a Health Sciences Education selection committee.

  • Michael Blake, Occupational Therapy, The University of Toledo
  • Kaitlyn Deran, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University
  • Kelsey Dietrick, Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Toledo
  • Clarissa Jovingo, Respiratory Therapy, The University of Akron
  • Madeline Meyers, Physician Assistant, Kettering College

2016

Forty-eight students from 11 health science disciplines and 21 academic institutions were eligible for the Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship. Three winners were selected by Mrs. Alice Kruse.

  • Jennifer Akerley, Radiologic Technology, Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Jessica Caldwell, Radiologic Technology, Lorain County Community College
  • Kevin Yu, Physical Therapy, Ohio University

Six winners were selected by a Health Sciences Education selection committee.

  • Jessica Bucher, Medical Laboratory Science, Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Alexandra Gillen, Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University
  • Kylie Mathias, Physical Therapy, The University of Findlay
  • Jessica Phillips, Physical Therapy, The University of Toledo
  • Alexander Rospert, Physical Therapy, The University of Findlay
  • Brandon Sommers, Physical Therapy, Cleveland State University