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Special Tree has awarded $1000 scholarships to twelve outstanding college-bound seniors to pursue careers in healthcare.  The competitve scholarship is given to students who are interested in continuing their education in a healthcare field and who have achieved academic excellence at schools in communities where Special Tree has a rehabilitation facilitiy.  Congrats to our 2016 recipients!

Tiera Thornton, Arthur Hill High School
Jacob Moak, Birmingham Groves High School
Griffin Ballick, Dakota High School
Alexandria Turner, Flat Rock High School
Emily Reams, Freeland High School​
Madison Kent, H.H. Dow High School
Angelica Zhou, Livonia Churchill High School
Jackson Arnold, New Boston Huron High School
Jacqueline Helstowski, Riverview High School
Alexis Paisley, Romulus High School
Katelyn Tomaszewski, Royal Oak High School
Hunter Angileri, Southgate High School
 

"We strongly believe in encouraging young people to consider careers in healthcare,” said Special Tree CEO Joseph Richert.  “With the dire need for more healthcare professionals and the increasing costs of higher education, Special Tree is happy to help support our scholarship winners in achieving their educational goals.” 

Special Tree’s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship was created in 1995 to encourage students to pursue healthcare careers and to increase awareness of traumatic brain injury.  With this year’s awards, Special Tree has contributed over $200,000 in scholarships to deserving students since the program’s inception.

In addition to the scholarship program, Special Tree provides educational opportunities to high school and college students through job shoadowing and clinical internship programs in a wide range of disciplines including Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Case Management, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, and Recreational Therapy.