2019 Welch Scholars Grant Recipients Announced

October 26, 2019

This grant was established in 2001 to provide monetary aid to students in need at each college or school of osteopathic medicine. In October 2002, the grant was renamed the Welch Scholars Grant in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the AOF and his desire to support osteopathic medical students.

Following is the 2019 slate of Welch Scholars Grant recipients.

  • Sneha Aidasani, OMS II, University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Antonio A. Arias, OMS III, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
  • Kevin Bartel, OMS IV, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Vondra Brimage, OMS IV, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas campus
  • Kevin Chase, OMS III, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Max Cohen, OMS IV, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Paul Cowan, OMS IV, AT Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • Chi Chi Do-Nguyen, OMS III, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ellen Douglass, OMS III, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • Christopher D. Fink, OMS II, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kristina Fraser, OMS III, UNT Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mary Galka, OMS III, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
  • Patrick Gilson, OMS IV, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rachel Gilson, OMS IV, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Emma Hare, OMS IV, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kevin Hon, OMS III, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Ryan Koewler, OMS III, Touro University California
  • Matthew Levine, OMS IV, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Killian Llewellyn, OMS III, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University
  • Joselyn Miller, OMS II, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn
  • Maisie Orsillo , OMS IV, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown
  • Julianna Procaccini , OMS III, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
  • Kodee Rasmussen, OMS II, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Colin M. Soper, OMS II, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kiefer Starks, OMS II, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mehdi Talle, OMS II, Touro University Nevada
  • Hannah Renee Thompson, OMS III, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michelle Tierney, OMS III, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nam "Billy" Vo, OMS IV, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Zack Wages, OMS III, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences -Joplin
  • Richard Wruble, OMS III, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University
  • Regina Zambrano, OMS III, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine