Started in 2017, Encore Physical Therapy’s Student Recognition Program was established to expand our clinic’s commitment to giving back to our community. With this new program, Encore PT wanted to create a scholarship that would help not only recognize the amazing accomplishments of local high school seniors but also ease some of the
the financial burden of secondary education. The program was expanded in 2018 to add job shadowing opportunities for students interested in a career in the medical field as well as in-person education presentations in high school CTE programs.
Encore Physical Therapy is proud to share that since 2017, we have awarded 27 scholarships to graduating high school seniors, all of whom showed not only strong academic performance and unique and notable achievements in their Athletic and/or S.T.E.A.M. activities but were also great role models to their peers.
Encore PT is excited to offer our scholarship program again this year. For necessary qualifications and to apply, students can check out this link.
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients:
Eli Bernell of Corvallis High School- Eli plans to attend The University of Oregon where he will be studying Planning, Public Policy, and Management as part of the Clark Honors College. Once he earns his degree, he hopes to address the issues of homelessness, food insecurity, and sustainable city planning.
Kaimana Caspino of South Albany High School- Kaimana will be attending Northern Arizona University this fall where she plans to major in
Education. Her dream is to become a high school counselor that will provide support and a positive impact on future students preparing for graduation and higher education.
Diego Ramirez of South Albany High School- This coming fall, Diego will be studying accounting and economics while playing lacrosse for OregonState University. He would like to open his own restaurant aftergraduation as well as coach youth lacrosse.
Willamette Valley Outstanding S.T.E.A.M. Student of the Year Awards
Ava Cordle of South Albany High School- This fall, Ava will be studying environmental science at Oregon State University. She is a 1st generation high school graduate and 1st generation college student. Shewould like to use her degree to help create new ways to protect animals and Earth’s finite resources.
Abigail DeYoung of South Albany High School- Abigail has been accepted to attend the Peabody Institute of Music at John Hopkins University to study vocal performance. She hopes to perform in Operas after graduation and work toward her Master’s so she can be a voice coach at a university.
Amey McDaniel of Philomath High School- Amey will be attending George Fox University where she will work toward a degree in nursing as well as participate in pole vaulting as part of George Fox’s track and field team. She hopes her career in nursing will help her to make a big difference in the lives of those seeking medical care.
Casey McDaniel of Philomath High School- Casey plans to attend Oregon State University’s Engineering program this fall. He hopes to combine his unique talent and experience in robotics with the field of mechanical engineering to find an exciting and rewarding career close to family in the Pacific Northwest.
Sarah McDaniel of Philomath High School- Sarah is set to begin this fall at George Fox University where she will major in Exercise Science. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and specialize in sports rehabilitation.