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Season of Giving: Shoneia Jones

Shoneia Jones portrait

Nov. 3, 2020

This story is part of the School of Health Professions’ ‘Season of Giving’ series in which we highlight scholarship recipients who are driven by giving back – to their patients and clients, and to their communities. Thanks to the generosity of scholarship donors, recipients are not only able to focus on their education, but also enrich their communities through their passion and their work.

It’s a cycle of generosity that just keeps giving.


Shoneia Jones, an Occupational Therapy student from Chicago, received the Janet and John Farmer Endowment to Advance the School of Health Professions.

Jones says this endowment has eased the financial stress she would otherwise be under this semester, allowing her to focus on her studies.

Jones is working to obtain her Master of Occupational Therapy degree, and hopes to provide care to in-need communities.

“My long-term goal is to open a non-profit therapy clinic in an underprivileged community that will aim to serve low-income families,” Jones said.