Jamie's Scholarship Story
Jamie Coar

My name is Jamie Coar, I am 24 years old and reside in the small town of Harbert.  I am very thankful and honored to be a recipient of The Pokagon Fund Adult Scholarship! 

I proudly graduated from Ferris State University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, a minor in Health, Illness, and Society, and an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology.  After graduation I studied extensively for the Registered Health Information Administrator exam, in which I successfully passed! 

In January of 2017, I began my dream of pursing a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration at Ferris State University.  I am determined to make an impact in healthcare and I want to have as much knowledge as possible to make a difference.  A Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration will allow me to help my community by enhancing the business side of medicine and will give me a solid foundation that I need to pursue a fulfilling career. 

Besides maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, I am also involved in volunteering for numerous organizations. Volunteer work has always been close to my heart- it is a value that is instilled in my family.  Through countless years of giving back to my community I have become aware of the benefits, rewards, and effects volunteering can have.  While at Ferris State University, I participated in the Big Event, Colleges Against Cancer, and tutoring undergraduate students in Health Information Management.  Also, during the holiday season I continue to collect and donate to Toys for Tots. 

Receiving The Pokagon Fund Adult Scholarship has helped make my dream a reality by covering a large portion of my tuition!  Thanks to the generosity of The Pokagon Fund, I am one step closer to graduation!