Oakwood announces volunteer scholarship winners

Oakwood awarded 10 scholarships to high school students through the Oakwood High School Student Volunteer Scholarship program for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The program recognizes young people who have volunteered at an Oakwood hospital. The $1,000 scholarships are based on the number of volunteer hours students have logged, their grade point average, and an essay and are awarded to those who intend to pursue a career in the health care industry.

“We are proud to be able to support these students’ continuing education in the healthcare field,” said Brian Connolly, President and CEO of Oakwood Healthcare. “These are very bright, engaging young people with an excellent future ahead of them.”

The winners are:

From Oakwood Hospital – Dearborn:
• Marwa Abdelmaguid of Star International Academy, who will attend Wayne State University;
• Nada Abusala of Henry Ford Early College, who will attend Henry Ford Community College;
• Zainab Almusawi of Fordson High School, who will attend University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;
• Mariam Chokr of Star International Academy, who will attend Wayne State University;
• Nadeen Farhat of Fordson High School, who will attend University of Michigan-Dearborn;
• Zeinab Houjaij of Dearborn High School, who will attend Eastern Michigan University;
• Jason Lin of Edsel Ford High School, who will attend Wayne State University;

From Oakwood Hospital – Southshore:
• Sonu Patel of Oscar A. Carlson High School, who will attend Wayne State University Honors College

From Oakwood Hospital – Taylor:
• Kelly Pettit of Allen Park High School, who will attend Henry Ford Community College

From Oakwood Hospital – Wayne:
• Prateek Sharma of Canton High School, who will attend University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“We also appreciate the role they and their fellow high school volunteers play in providing a great patient experience to all who come to us for care,” said Connolly.
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