June 26, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MINNEAPOLIS—ECMC Group, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit focused on helping students succeed, today announced the winner of the Sue and Chip McSherry Scholarship, which provides funding for students at Totino-Grace High School who are pursuing career and technical education programs after high school graduation.
This year’s recipient is Parker O’Neill, who will receive a $2,500 scholarship. O’Neill plans to pursue a program in dental assisting at Century College, a field that interests him because of family ties to individuals in the medical field who are dedicated to helping others.
“I want to pursue a career in the medical field because, my whole life, I’ve been raised by the strongest, most helpful woman, my mom. She has worked as a police officer, firefighter and paramedic,” said O’Neill. “I love the idea of helping people with their teeth because dental hygiene can improve one’s smile and physical health.”
The Sue and Chip McSherry Scholarship was developed by ECMC Group in memory of Sue McSherry, a long-time employee of the organization. Her husband, Chip, continues to support ECMC Group’s mission of helping students succeed from his leadership role with the company. Funding for the scholarship was made possible by ECMC Foundation.
The McSherrys are lifelong supporters of Totino-Grace and believe every student should have the opportunity to pursue education beyond high school.
“ECMC Group believes there are many different educational pathways that can lead students to success, and the McSherry Scholarship is a testament to that belief,” said Dan Fisher, president and CEO of ECMC Group. “Since 2020, the Totino-Grace students who have received this support have gone on to in-demand fields that help them achieve their personal and professional dreams.”