This year, we are proud to announce our 2020 scholarship winner, Shelby Landoll! Read below to learn more about Shelby:
2020 Winner: Shelby Landoll
Shelby Landoll was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She currently resides on the outskirts of Columbus with her husband who is a first responder and their energetic four-year-old son. She has been a registered nurse for ten years and feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to fulfill a variety of different roles throughout her career. She is currently pursuing my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Health Systems Executive Leadership. She hopes to one day erase the inequities and disparities facing our current healthcare system.
Reaction Statement: I cannot overstate my gratitude and appreciation for the McCraw Law Group for providing me with this amazing scholarship opportunity. This scholarship has allowed me to continue my dreams of making our healthcare system, and our nation, a better place for everyone. It means the world to me to be able to continue on the path towards achieving my goals, and this scholarship will help me to do just that. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
2019 Winner: Samantha Everhart
I moved to Houston when I was 9 from California; I lived there until about nine years ago when I moved to the DFW area to accept an opportunity that expanded my career, and also happens to be where I met my husband. We have a five year old son in kindergarten, whom is full of life and has the kindest heart around. When I started my career in the medical field as an EMT/Paramedic 15 years ago I never thought I would have all the great opportunities I have had to get me where I am today, and am very thankful for them all. I currently attend the University of Texas at Arlington and am in my Master’s of Nursing Education program; I am set to graduate next December and plan to help educate future nurses.
Reaction Statement: I am elated that I won this scholarship! I applied to so many and had not heard anything, I was very surprised when my phone rang and was the recipient of this wonderful opportunity; I thought this was a great scholarship opportunity that showcases first responders. As a first responder we don’t expect to be recognized or thanked, we do what we do to help people-it’s our job and we love to do it.
2018 Winner: Taylor Adkins
My name is Taylor Adkins. I currently reside in Miami, Florida and I am a graduate student at the University of Miami. I am in my final year of studies working toward obtaining my Master’s of Science in Public Health. My career goal is to help ensure all people regardless of socioeconomic status receive healthcare equality. My biggest motivation in life is my infant son. He is the number one reason I work to create a better world for all of us.
Reaction Statement: I am beyond honored to receive this scholarship. There is no better feeling than having someone believe in me and my dreams. I found out I received this scholarship six days after giving birth to my healthy baby boy. It makes me feel amazing as a mother because I now know never to give up on my dreams. I will use this as motivation to propel me forward and ease financial strain with a little one. Thank you McCraw Law group for choosing to believe in me, it means more than you will ever know.