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Ohio's Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winner

Ohio's Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winner

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services hosts a scholarship program, open to all highschoolers in the area.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is inspired by the key beliefs and attributes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services has been built on.  The recipients who are chosen also embrace these ideals both personally and academically.  Each year, we receive hundreds of applications, and each one is read by a team comprised of corporate employees, managers, and real estate agents.

 

In the past two years, we have received approximately 1,100 entries from over 300 public, private, charter, and/or religious institutions and high schools in our 31-county footprint throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio.  This year’s recipients of the Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship, chosen by a special committee of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices employees, have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and will be a full-time student at a college, university or trade school this fall. 
 

There was one scholarship winner chosen in Ohio this year.  Sammy McDonald attended South Range High School and is planning to attend Youngstown State University where he will major in Nursing with a minor in Forensic Science.  Sammy’s desire to become a nurse stemmed from being diagnosed with a rare hip disease when he was young.  After facing multiple surgeries and having to learn how to walk again, Sammy was able to overcome his challenges and channel that into helping others.  
 

In high school, Sammy was involved in a lot of different extracurricular activities.  He was in the marching band, where he played the alto saxophone.  In his junior year, he was awarded squad leader and was awarded section leader his senior year.  Sammy was also involved in Track, Drama, and Speech and Debate all four years of high school.  Sammy was also President of the National Honor Society.  
 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services is proud to host the Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship competition each year.  We look forward to hearing from next year’s applicants and cannot wait to see what the future of education holds.