Dedicated. Perseverant. Hopeful.

These are just a few of the words that describe Chloe – one our 2021 Andrew “Sparky” Seever Scholarship winners. MDFF is giving Chloe $2,000 for her education to Ivy Tech – Kokomo.

Chloe’s smile and care for others is evident. Her calm and empathetic energy will be an asset as she pursues her education, working toward becoming a trauma counselor. She has a passion for helping others through traumatic situations.

“I want to be able to show people and help them understand that despite the hardships and trials they may be going through, that things will be okay in the end, and we were all put on this earth with a purpose.”

Not only will attending college give Chloe the education needed to pursue trauma counseling, but it will also be a great opportunity to create friendships and contribute to her quality of life. Chloe has been in a wheelchair since 2003. She is a go-getter as she graduated high school a year early. When not pursuing her education, Chloe enjoys painting, make-up, crafts, and being a dog mom.

One of Chloe’s biggest challenges in achieving her dreams will be fighting through her own problems and demons. She is prepared to battle through these obstacles every single day as she pursues her dream. She will not let negative emotions bombard her mind. Chloe believes she can push through doubt and fear to become an amazing trauma counselor. We believe in Chloe too.


More about the scholarship:

The scholarship is named after the late Andrew "Sparky" Seever, a former MDFF board member and Ball State alumni. Education was very important to Andrew and he aspired to make it accessible for everyone. MDFF mirrors those values so it was our honor to help his family create a scholarship in his name and help Andrew's legacy live on.