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									           BARBARA J. VANKLINE-SHIVERS MEMORIAL
                        SCHOLARSHIP

Barbara J. Vankline-Shivers, mother, wife and activist in the local community, battled breast
cancer for fourteen years. Her concern for others was demonstrated through her example; she
was a medical technologist, a phlebotomy instructor, a volunteer for various organizations
including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Help Hotline, Adult Literacy Program, and Infant Child
Care. She also founded a breast cancer support group for African-American women. Barbara
earned her B.A. in Applied Science from YSU and a Doctorate in Naturopathy from Clayton
College of Natural Health in Birmingham, Alabama. Because of her love for education and desire
to share her knowledge with individuals, her family established this scholarship to benefit
African-American female students in the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services.

Eligibility:
 The recipient must be an African-American female student enrolled in the College of Health
    and Human Services.
 First preference will be given to students working toward an Associate in Applied Science
    degree in the Clinical Laboratory Technician (Medical Laboratory Technician) program or a
    baccalaureate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology).
 Should there be no qualified applicants in the Medical Laboratory programs, other health
    related programs will be considered.
 A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
 Students must reside from the five county areas of Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana
    Counties in Ohio or Mercer and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania.
 Financial need is a consideration. FAFSA must be completed.

Terms:
A one-year scholarship that is renewable through the application and selection process.

Selection:
Selection is to be made by the scholarship selection committee of the Bitonte College of Health
and Human Services in conjunction with the YSU Foundation.

All growth of corpus shall remain a part of this corpus.


_________________________                                   _______________________
Vincent Shivers                                             Paul McFadden, President
                                                            Youngstown State
                                                            University Foundation

September 2012

								
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