CONGRATS UBPN 2022 Scholarship Winners!

CONGRATS UBPN 2022 Scholarship Winners! 

Congratulations to the 2022 UBPN Nancy Birk Memorial Scholarship recipients Rachael Blair (OBPI) and Hannah Bockelman (TBPI), who will be awarded $500 each!

Congratulations to the 2022 UBPN Academic Scholarship recipients Gabriella Sabwa (OBPI) and Marie Macher (TBPI), who will be awarded $250 each!

There were many exceptional candidates this year and it was difficult to choose just one person for each category for each scholarship as each and every applicant is more than worthy of these scholarships!

UBPN would like to thank our two anonymous donors who have made these scholarships possible and we’re excited to continue to offer these academic and trade school scholarships again in 2023! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Meet Rachael Blair - Rachael has an obstetrical brachial plexus injury and is excited to pursue her dreams! A few words from Rachael: “I am extremely honored to have been awarded a scholarship by the UBPN. Thank you for your generosity, I will use this scholarship to continue my graduate studies in Medical Physics. I take a certification exam through the American Board of Radiology this winter as part of my Medical Physics career and this scholarship will help with that. I am very grateful there is such a supportive BPI community and I feel comforted to know that you all support my academic endeavors to make my dreams come a reality.”

Meet Hannah Bockelman - Hannah acquired a traumatic brachial plexus injury at the age of 16 and is proving she can overcome any obstacle in her path! A few words from Hannah: “I am currently a senior at Oklahoma State University studying recreational therapy, pre occupational therapy! Five years ago, I was in a car accident that caused my brachial plexus injury. With learning how to adjust to living with the adaptations of my injuries I have found comfort in helping others with physical disabilities as well. I am so thankful to be where I am today and I hope I can help others feel comfortable in their daily walk of life!”

Meet Gabriella Sabwa - Gabriella has an obstetrical brachial plexus injury and doesn’t let anything stand in the way of her dreams! A few words from Gabriella: "Thank you to UBPN for not only believing in me but also for showing support for so many other individuals who have brachial plexus injuries. I am honored to be a recipient this year! This scholarship will help me continue my dreams of attending law school once I finish my undergrad at Temple University in the spring. Thank you once again for the support UBPN gives to all of us with BPIs."

Meet Marie Macher - Marie acquired a traumatic brachial plexus injury nearly 14 years ago and has had many curve balls thrown her way and she absolutely refuses to let them derail her! A few words from Marie: “Thank you so much. I am so excited. I really appreciate the help. This will allow me to pursue my dream of continuing to gain further education about helping other students with disabilities.”

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