2020 Welch Scholars Grant Recipients

January 16, 2021

2020 Welch Scholars

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 2020 slate of Welch Scholars Grant recipients:

  • Samaneh Bolourchi, OMS II - Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Elaine Blackman, OMS III - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
  • Kristina Novotny, OMS II - NSU-KPCOM
  • Sara Eichinger, OMS III - Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM)
  • Crystal Smith, OMS II - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn campus
  • Katherine Lewis, OMS II - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie
  • Luke Ong, OMS III - A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • Sophia Wuysang, OMS III - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences (COMP)
  • Josiah Warner, OMS II - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences (COMP-Northwest)
  • Harleen Aujla, OMS II - Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rina Brandt, OMS III - Kansas City University
  • Daniel Veyg, OMS III - New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nathan Garner, OMS III - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Vinit Vyomesh Parekh, OMS II - Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Amber Crawford, OMS II - University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Andrew D. Williams, OMS III - Ohio University - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nathan Forren, OMS III - West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hunter Funk, OMS II - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia
  • Heather Marie Pol, OMS II - Campbell School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Shelby Feliciano, OMS III - Touro University Nevada
  • Sidra Ali, OMS II - Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jeffrey Kyle Drury, OMS III - Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Maura Holm, OMS III - Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Valerie J. Pendleton, OMS III- University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine