As a young African-American woman, Jean Turner began her career at the Cincinnati Children’s Department of Radiology in the 1960s, working under the direction of former Radiology Chair Frederick N. Silverman, M.D. Her 40-year career began as a radiology file clerk, and she retired as a member of the Radiology Reading Room staff.
Jean developed a love of Radiology but noticed a lack of minorities in the growing and advancing field of Radiological technology. After discussing this disparity with Radiology managers and leaders at Cincinnati Children’s, the Jean Turner Scholarship Award was developed to create opportunities for minorities in the field of Radiology and to honor her 40 years of service in the Radiology department. Supporting minorities who are interested in entering the field of Radiology is one way the department of Radiology furthers its mission in achieving excellence in imaging.
We are proud to announce that Eliane Mukayisenga and Marianne Servin have been awarded the Jean Turner Scholarship Award. Congratulations to them, and we wish them the very best in the future.
University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College
The Jean Turner Minority Scholar, 2022
When I was eight, I received an improper diagnosis that resulted in losing three teeth even though only two were the problem. As I grew up, I realized I was not the only one. Since then, I have decided that when I get an opportunity, I will pursue Radiology technology to contribute to society and prevent this from happening to others (children in particular).
Later, I realized that a career in Radiology technology aligns with my personality, values, and character. I have a deep passion for helping people and am supportive and dependable, which are essential for successful radiology techs.
I am excited and grateful that I received the Jean Turner Minority Scholarship for Medical Imaging, which relieves me from the college financial burden, brings me one step closer to my childhood dream of servicing children, and introduces me to a network of experienced technologists. Lastly, I am committed to becoming a successful Radiology technologist who exemplifies and embodies Jean Turner’s love and passion for Radiology.
The Jean Turner Minority Scholar, 2022
I am so grateful for receiving this scholarship as it will enable me to continue and finish school. I am very grateful to my family and friends who also make it possible to be where I am today with a special thanks for my wonderful mother, Monica Servin. I thank the committee for this wonderful opportunity and making graduation not only a dream but an absolute.
The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Department of Radiology wishes to promote the entrance of people of color into the field of Radiology. We support diversity, equity, and inclusion of Registered Radiologic Technologists in all medical imaging modalities-Radiography, CT, US, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Interventional Radiology.
- Two scholarship recipients will be selected
- Maximum total scholarship payout is $10,000
- $2500 per semester, up to $5000 per year, for a maximum of 2 years
- Payment will not exceed total of tuition and fees paid for the semester
- Payment will cover tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to the school
- Recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 for each semester to be eligible for payment
- Applicant must be a member of an under-represented ethnic group in the field of Radiology
- Applicant’s home address or college they are enrolled in must be in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana
- Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited Medical Imaging Technology program as a full or part-time student
- Questions related to this scholarship should be directed to Rebecca Pryor, Education and Compliance Coordinator. E-mail Rebecca.Pryor@cchmc.org or call 513-636-5993 or 937-488-2008
Contributions from Becci Pryor, Education and Compliance Coordinator
Meredith Towbin, Copy Editor