Sinclair Establishes Logan Turner Scholarship

As part of a combined effort, Sinclair Community College announced last Wednesday, Oct. 23 that a new scholarship would be established in memory of one of the victims of the Oregon District shooting.

Logan Turner was a 30-year-old machinist who lived and grew up in Springboro, Ohio after attending college in Dayton and Toledo. His mom had described him at the time of the shooting as the “world’s best son,” and “sweet and smart.”

Logan’s parents, Danita Turner and ex-husband Michael Turner helped to establish the fund in dedication to their son. Logan’s father had started the #LoganHugs in September, in which he embraced love in the wake of his son’s death by hugging hundreds of Daytonians.

“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.

The aftermath of the Oregon District shooting. (Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images/Tribune News Service)

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The scholarship, which will be offered to “deserving students who are enrolled in an engineering discipline, full or part-time,” according to a press release. The scholarship was established in memory of former Sinclair student, Logan Turner, who was among the victims of Dayton’s Oregon District mass shooting on Aug. 4.

Turner, a Springboro High School graduate, was a former Sinclair Community College graduate who earned an associate degree from Sinclair before transferring to the University of Toledo.

The $750 scholarship is to be awarded specifically to Springboro graduates who pursue a degree in engineering at Sinclair.

Logan, a football standout at Springboro went to Sinclair like his mother and aunt and earned his degree. He had started working as a machinist at Thaler Machine Co. in Springboro at the time of the shooting.

“We are honored that the Turner family has chosen Sinclair to establish this special Scholarship Fund,” said Steven Johnson, Sinclair president in a news release. “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. 

“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,” he added.

“We hope that this fund will help students that receive it go forward and find a meaningful career, live a full and rewarding life- the kind that our son, Logan, lived,” said Logan’s parents in a statement.

For more information and for a link to donate to the fund follow up with this article on our website at www.sinclairclarion.com. To donate directly to the Logan Turner Fund go to: give.sinclair.edu/logan-turner-scholarship on the Sinclair Community College website.

Richard Foltz
Executive Editor

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