Yesterday the winners of the US Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellström scholarships were announced! Named after hearing implant industry pioneers, the annual scholarships recognize Nucleus Implant and Baha System recipients who not only demonstrate exemplary success in their academic pursuits, but also leadership and humanity in their local communities.
“We are proud to recognize these eight exceptional students and reward them with college scholarships,” says Tony Manna, president of Cochlear Americas. “The winners overcame remarkable challenges and achieved so much in their young lives. We are excited to see what the next chapter has in store for this year’s scholarship recipients.”
Five students were recipients of the 2016 Graeme Clark Scholarship:
- Kelin McCloskey (Washington College) from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
- Megan Zahneis (Miami University) from West Chester, Ohio
- Natalie Synder (Rochester Institute of Technology) from West Henrietta, New York
- Taylor Thompson (Purdue University) from Franklin, Indiana
- Willa Tsao (Cornell University) from Wind Lake, Wisconsin
Three students were awarded the 2016 Anders Tjellström Scholarship:
- Allison Villa (University of Mississippi) from Oak View, California
- Kathleen “McKenna” Nelson (University of North Carolina at Wilmington) from Greenville, North Carolina
- Skyler Mason (Arizona State University) from Phoenix, Arizona
“The Cochlear Baha System has allowed me to experience life more fully. I can hear my family and friends laughing, making jokes and sharing some of our favorite memories,” says Kathleen Nelson. “I’m also finally able to fully hear my violin when I play. The first time I played with full hearing was so powerful it moved me to tears.”
For more information about the scholarships, visit www.Cochlear.com/US/Scholarship.