Indiana State Chapter Awards 2016 Scholarships
June 3, 2016
Multiple Sclerosis shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s scholarship program exists – to help highly qualified students affected by multiple sclerosis achieve their dreams of going to college. This year, the Indiana State Chapter awarded its memorial scholarships to six Hoosier students.
The Heritage Classic Scholarship is given from the Heritage Classic Foundation, Inc. The foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons affected with MS by raising funds and awareness to assist the National MS Society.
Katherine Donovan, Andrew Folz, Jordan Fox and Taylor Tretter are all 2016 recipients of the Heritage Classic Scholarship.
Katherine Donovan of Vincennes is a 2016 graduate of Jean Francois Rivet High School and will attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in the fall where she will study nursing. Donovan’s father lives with MS.
Andrew Folz of Mount Vernon is a 2016 graduate of Mater Dei High School and his mother lives with MS. This fall, Folz will attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where he will study biology as he plans to be a part of the cure to MS.
Jordan Fox of Evansville is a 2016 graduate of Benjamin Bosse High School and will attend Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana to pursue a degree in business. His mother lives with MS.
Taylor Tretter of Ferdinand is a 2015 graduate of Forest Park Jr. Sr. High School. She is currently attending Indiana State University, pursuing a degree in nursing. Tretter’s father and aunt live with MS.
Winter Yocom of South Bend is this year’s recipient of the Tiffany Bogard Memorial scholarship and is a 2016 graduate of Saint Joseph High School. In the fall, she plans to attend Indiana University in Bloomington to pursue a degree in music education. Her mother lives with MS.
Yocom’s scholarship is given in memorium of Tiffany Bogard, who served as the Indiana State Chapter president for six years before she lost her battle with breast cancer.
Nathan Becker of Fishers received the Kate Coleman Memorial Scholarship. Becker, a 2016 graduate of Northpoint Homeschool, plans to attend Purdue University in the fall as a pre-med student studying biochemistry. His father lives with MS.
Becker’s scholarship is named after long-time society volunteer Catherine “Kate” Coleman, who lived with the challenges of MS for 18 years before her passing in April 2008.
Applications and additional information about the National MS Society’s scholarship program can be found at www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.