Dr. Harry Hahn, the medical director at Craig from 1979-1985, knew that education was one of the factors determining a graduate’s future success and quality of life.
To encourage Craig patients to pursue formal education, he established the Craig Alumni Scholarship Fund. For decades, the Scholarship Fund has been helping patients take the first steps toward a brighter future by providing them with support to pursue educational opportunities following their rehabilitation.
“Education is the key for a lot of people with disabilities,” says Terry Chase, former chairperson of the scholarship committee and former patient and family education program coordinator. “There are already so many disparities, in health, in income level and in access. This scholarship is just one way to help our graduates get beyond that shortfall.”
The fund is supported by community donations and through the support of the Denver Alumnae Chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Contributions to this fund provide financial assistance with tuition and books for college education.
I am so grateful for the scholarships I have received from Craig. It makes me feel like people care about me, and that’s a good feeling. I hope that one day I will be able to swap sides and be the donor instead of the recipient, and help someone return to school. It is so important to continue with your lifeKayla Olson, Craig Graduate, Oklahoma State University Pharmacy Student