Bailey Education Foundation Names 2018/2019 Scholarship Recipients



by Marna Salts
05/15/2018 – The Bailey Education Foundation is pleased to announce the Bailey Education Foundation Scholarship recipients.  We would like to thank everyone who applied for a scholarship and congratulate those who were selected this year.   
The Bailey Education Foundation awarded $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and those pursing continuing education with an emphasis in a career in a medical field this year.   
In 2015 the Bailey Education Foundation Scholarship Fund was established with $5,000 set aside for students.  That year we were excited to honor four students with scholarships.  We grew that fund to $10,000 in 2016. Ten candidates, high school seniors and those pursing continuing education with an emphasis in a career in a medical field, were awarded scholarships.   In 2017 we increased our funding to $12,000 and were privileged to honor twelve students.  In 2018 our fund was grown to $20,000 and we awarded a top scholarship of $5,000, one for $3,000 and twelve for $1,000.
The funds for the Bailey Education Foundation Scholarship are due in part to our fundraising efforts through our Bunco for a Cause monthly event and our annual Murder Mystery Dinner & Silent Auction. Because of the support and generosity of our sponsors and community these events continue to grow and contribute to the success of our program.    

 $5,000 scholarship winner Brooke Eigenheer is a senior at Collinsville High School.  She will be attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in the Fall of 2018, majoring in Biology with plans to be accepted into the pre-Pharmacy program.  Brooke talks about Texas Christian University as a place that focuses on challenging students to mentally think of how we can change the world for the better.  “I feel as I study to be a pharmacist, I will be faced with numerous challenges academically and financially.”  Brook credits her mother as being the person that has influenced her life the most.  “Coming from a single parent household my mom has motivated me to attend college and pursue a degree, because she did the same.”
$3,000 scholarship winner Autumn Rosenthal is a senior at Owasso High School.  She will be attending Tulsa Community College in the Fall of 2018 studying Health Sciences with the goal of becoming a physical therapist.  Autumn tells us that in 2017 she was diagnosed with Gullain Barre Syndrome and was paralyzed from the neck down.  Having no feeling in her body left her powerless and scared.  When she met her physical therapist…”He gave me the reassurance I needed to let go of my fear.  He helped instill courage in me as I trusted in him to begin the rehabilitation process.  He gave me hope and empowered me to believe I could stand again, I could walk again, I could be myself again.  I want to help people and give them hope the way he inspired me.”
$1,000 scholarship winners Collinsville High School   Emily Giddens   Megan Giddens Sperry High School   Fatima Mejia Owasso High School   Dawson Baker   Mason Downs   Molly Rhames   Morgan Krispense   Peyton Nealis   Taylor Gardner  
Continuing Education Dana Thomas – 2016 graduate of Broken Arrow High School – currently attending Tulsa University Chelsea Allen – 2016 graduate of Oologah High School – currently attending Rogers State College Lauren Harshfield – 2017 graduate of Owasso High School – currently attending Tulsa Community College .
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