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The Jean Turner Minority Scholarship for Medical Imaging Technology

The Jean Turner Minority Scholarship for Medical Imaging Technology
September 10, 2021

As a young African-American woman, Jean Turner began her career at 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. 


The Cincinnati Children’s Department of Radiology wishes to promote the entrance of minorities into the field of Radiology. We support an increase in the diversity of registered radiologic technologists in all medical imaging modalities-Radiography, CT, US, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Interventional Radiology. 

Scholarship Award:

  • 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
  • Recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 for each semester to be eligible for payment 


Photo: (lf-rt), Dr. Brian Coley, Radiologist-in-Chief and Jean Turner (retired). 

For information on becoming a candidate, please contact Rebecca Pryor at 

Meredith Towbin, copy editor

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