Hope Romel Memorial Education Scholarship

Hope Romel was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), more commonly known as “Brittle Bone Disease”. She received physical therapy and aquatic therapy to assist with her mobility goals, activities of daily living, equipment management and pain management. Hope passed away on September 2, 2020. This $500 scholarship will help someone achieve their goal to become a licensed therapist to help others, as therapy was able to help Hope.

Who Should Apply?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency or Presque Isle County
  • GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Your program of study must be Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
  • You must be officially accepted into the professional physical therapy or PTA program
  • You must be enrolled in a Michigan school in a traditional course of study (distance learning programs are not eligible)
  • You must provide your own letter indicating how you have demonstrated leadership qualities in school or community activities and why you are pursuing a career in therapy
  • You must provide a copy of your program acceptance letter from your school
  • Letters of recommendations (other than your program director or employer) from three people who will address your strengths, skills and any other information that should be taken into consideration
  • Submit current transcript indicating your cumulative GPA

Application Process

Application forms for the upcoming school year will be accepted beginning April 1 of each year with the deadline of June 1. Applicants will be notified by the end of June. Applicants may Download an Application Form, complete it and mail it with all necessary documentation to:

MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena
Attn: Fund Development
1501 W. Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707

For more information, contact the Development Council Director at (989) 356-7738 or ann.diamond@mymichigan.org.

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