Lauren Cain, MSJU DPT student in the Class of 2018 was awarded a $1000 scholarship by the Association for Professionals in Aging (APA).
Lauren (third from left) was awarded her scholarship at APA’s December 10, 2015 Awards/Holiday Luncheon. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in fields of study leading to a career in aging. An outstanding candidate is a student who demonstrates a desire for a career in aging, by a strong academic background, service to older adults, community engagement, extracurricular activities and, innovative career goals.
Lauren comes to the MSJU DPT Program with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and Health from Miami University. Though she just began her DPT coursework in June, Lauren has already made an impact with her excellence in academics and her service to the community and program. Dr. Lisa Dehner, in her recommendation letter for Lauren stated "[She] has embraced the Mount’s culture of service by adding volunteer work (Little Sisters of the Poor) to a very busy school schedule and demonstrates a passion for life-long learning by choosing service in a healthcare setting." Lauren was also selected as the 2018 Representative on the MSJU DPT Advisory Board. Lauren stated in her Advisory Board essay "I want to be a part of the Advisory Board because I like having a voice for my community and bringing the needs of others forward so that something can be done about it."