Age 59, Janice is working on her master’s degree in social work at OSU. She earned her bachelor’s de-gree in social work from Capital University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received the Phi Sigma National Honor Degree. Janice is the first of 10 children in her family to finish high school and go to college. She has endured 6 back surgeries but that hasn’t stopped her from finishing her education with outstanding performance. Her desire is to help others and save children from abuse. Based on her current schooling she should graduate from OSU in the spring of 2016. Janice also volunteers at CASA/GAL for the Franklin County Courts and is a Benefit Bank Counselor, as well as a mother of 3 grown children and a wife of 32 years.
A single mother of two sons, ages 19 and 21, Tedossi believes that education is the key to success, and as a family, we understand and strive for knowledge. Her oldest son was a graduate of The Ohio State University this year – and her younger son plans to attend the University of Akron in the fall. Tedossi, who was awarded SOS scholarships for two successive years, took classes at both Columbus State Community College and Franklin University to earn a bachelor’s degree in ap-plied management. With a 3.5 GPA, she was on the Dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester. Her goal is to become a CPA and complete her course work in spring 2017.
A victim of a drunk driving accident, Callie was left with multiple inju-ries. Although she was told that she would never walk again, her strong will and hard work brought her recovery an unbelievable dis-tance from the hospital bed. Today, the mother of a 6 year-old daughter, is a case worker for severely mentally ill and substance abusing youths. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in social work, she is pursuing a graduate degree at The Ohio State University. Her goal is to obtain a doctorate degree and use her skills to continue to counsel youths in central Ohio.
A previous SOS scholarship recipient, Domonique is amazed at what she accomplished since aging out of foster care years ago. While
balancing work, family and studies, she earned a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management and a master’s degree in health administration from Franklin University. Currently, Domonique is a first-year doctoral student at Capella University completing her doctorate in public health epidemiology. “The scholarships have helped me finan-cially and motivated me to continue my education to become an exceptional student and healthcare professional.”