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Sinclair Foundation and Turner Family Announce Scholarship Fund in Memory of Oregon District Shooting Victim Logan Turner

DAYTON, OH – The family of Logan Turner and the Sinclair Community College Foundation announce today the creation of a scholarship fund that will support Springboro High School students focused on engineering disciplines at Sinclair. Logan Turner’s life was tragically lost in the Oregon District shooting on August 4, 2019, and this scholarship will make sure that the unique energy and enthusiasm that defined Logan can positively impact future generations.

Logan’s parents, Danita and 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. The scholarship offers up to $750 to deserving students who are enrolled in an engineering discipline, full or part-time.

“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 Logan’s mother, Danita Turner. “Logan’s unwavering perseverance in life, no matter what the struggle was, is what led him to be a successful student, athlete, and a working professional who made everyone around him feel special,” added Logan’s father Michael Turner. “As Logan’s parents, we hope that this fund will help the students that receive it go forward and find a meaningful career and live a full and rewarding life – the kind of life that our son Logan lived.”  

“We are honored that the Turner family has chosen Sinclair to establish this special Scholarship Fund,” said Dr. Steve Johnson, President of Sinclair College. “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.” 

Like his mother and aunt before him, Logan Turner was a graduate of Sinclair Community College, earning an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology. Logan attended Springboro High School, where he was also part of the varsity school football team. After completing college, Logan worked at Thaler Machine Co., where company president Greg Donson called Logan “a rising star.”

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

The Sinclair Foundation’s mission is to keep higher education accessible through student scholarships. Anyone interested in exploring how to create a scholarship is encouraged to contact the Foundation office at 937-512-2510 or foundation@sinclair.edu.

For more information, contact Deena John at 937-272-8208 or deena.john@sinclair.edu.