The Old Settlers Reunion Association Scholarship for 2016 has been awarded to Shayna Branson. Shayna is a 2016 graduate of Wyoming High school. She will be a student at Central Michigan University in the fall of 2016 to pursue a degree in either Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, and she will be working toward a Global Citizenship Certificate as a Multicultural Advancement Scholar.
Dear OSRA Scholarship Committee
My name is Shayna Branson, I am the daughter of Teresa (Todd) Branson, the granddaughter of Kenneth and Virginia Todd, the great granddaughter of Fred Steven Todd and Verda Harris Todd, and I am very proud to be the recipient of the 2016 Old Settler’s Reunion Association Scholarship (OSRA). I am a recent graduate of Wyoming High School, where I was actively involved with soccer, volleyball and was dual enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College. This award is meaningful to me because it will allow me to continue furthering my college education, and I have always enjoyed the many different volunteer opportunities the Old Settler’s Reunion Association has to offer.
This scholarship is also meaningful to me because both my mom and grandparents have actively served within the OSRA and I hope to continue along the same path. Being a recipient of this scholarship makes me proud of my family history and it has furthered my interest in giving back, not only to the OSRA but to give back to community my family settled as a whole.
My plans for this fall are to attend Central Michigan University to pursue a degree in either Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, and I will be working toward a Global Citizenship Certificate as a Multicultural Advancement Scholar. My educational goals would not be possible without organizations such as the OSRA, providing support for college students. Thank you for allowing the opportunity.