Caitlin Nichole Walter Memorial Scholarship – $1,100
Scholarship to assist full-time graduate students enrolled in the physical therapy program.
Caitlin Nichole Walter, 21, of Hagerstown, Indiana, died unexpectedly May 13, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Caitlin had a sparkling personality, dancing blue eyes and a ready smile. She loved photography and to travel, and participated in HOSA, sports, band, and National Honor Society while in high school. After graduation, she attended Indiana University – Purdue University of Indianapolis and the University of Indianapolis, majoring in Physical Therapy.
Caitlin came from a single-parent household and, always aware of the challenges that presented for her mother, was a staunch supporter of the needs of her family.
This scholarship was created to memorialize her kind, caring spirit and to acknowledge those well-rounded students who have faced adversity, worked hard to maintain their grades while participating in extracurricular activities and/or worked to support themselves and their family.
It was created to provide a scholarship to students fulfilling all of the following criteria:
•a graduate of high school from one of the following counties – Ohio (Darke, Montgomery, Preble), Indiana (Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Randolph, Rush, Union, Wayne);
•a full-time student enrolled in a physical therapy program at one of the following colleges – Trine University, University of Indianapolis, University of Evansville, IUPUI, University of Findley, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati or the Ivy Tech PTA program at Ball State – pursuing a dedicated physical therapy path of study; and
•a compassionate, well-rounded student who works and/or participates in extracurricular activities while attending college and who exemplifies Caitlin’s ‘can do’ attitude.
Preference will be given to students from a single-parent household.