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College scholarship established in the name of Oregon District mass shooting victim 

Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 10:40 AM

The parents of Logan Turner and the Sinclair Community College Foundation have created a scholarship fund that will support Springboro High School students studying engineering at Sinclair.

A scholarship fund has been established in the name of a victim of the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District, Sinclair Community College announced today. 

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The parents of Logan Turner and the Sinclair Community College Foundation have created a scholarship fund that will support Springboro High School students studying engineering at Sinclair.

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“If you were fortunate to know Logan, you probably knew him as an incredibly kind, determined young man who found fulfillment in impacting the lives of others,” said Danita Turner, Logan’s mother.

Danita Turner and her ex-husband Michael Turner have dedicated the fund to graduating senior students at Springboro High School, who have been accepted to Sinclair Community College to pursue a degree in an engineering discipline.

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The scholarship will offer up to $750 to “deserving students who are enrolled in an engineering discipline, full or part-time,” the press release says. 

Donations to support the fund in Logan Turner’s honor can be made at give.sinclair.edu/logan-turner-scholarship. 

 

Logan Turner, 30,  was among nine people killed when Bellbrook High School graduate Connor Betts opened fire on people in the Oregon District on Aug. 4. 

Mike Turner began hugging others after his son, Logan Turner, was one of the nine people killed Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio. SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES(Staff Writer)

 “We are honored that the Turner family has chosen Sinclair to establish this special Scholarship Fund,” “This scholarship will be life-changing for students who have a desire to enter a career in engineering and who may not otherwise be able to afford the education,” Steve Johnson, president of Sinclair College, said in a news release. “This is a wonderful way to honor Logan’s memory and for his life to continue making a difference in the community and in the industry he loved.” 

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Mike Turner started the #LoganHugs campaign in wake of his son’s death. 

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Like his mother and aunt before him, Logan Turner, a football standout at Springboro High School, was a graduate of Sinclair Community College.

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He earned an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology.

He went on to receive an engineering degree from the University of Toledo.

Shortly before his death, Turner had began working as a machinist at Thaler Machine Co. in Springboro.