First scholarships in honor of killed Warwick female granted on 1 year anniversary of death


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)– On the one year anniversary of the death of 24-year-old Miya Brophy-Baermann, the scholarship fund in her name revealed its very first award receivers.

The Miya D. Brophy-Baermann Scholarship Fund honors Miya’s life and tradition of empathy and dedication, to trainees who are working towards a profession in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.

On Monday, the non-profit revealed Larissa Oliveria from University of Rhode Island and Hailey-Rose Coulter of Rhode Island College were the very first receivers.

Hailey-Rose Coulter talked to ABC 6 News on Monday.

” I was overwhelmed with thankfulness however you’re likewise like its bittersweet … since this is something that needs to have never ever occurred to Miya or her household,” Coulter states.

Coulter finished from Rhode Island College in Might of 2022 and now, with the aid of this scholarship, prepares to go to graduate school this winter season to continue her education in this speech-language pathology.

Simply months prior to Miya was shot and eliminated in a random, drive-by shooting in Providence, she finished from Northeastern University with a Masters Degree in speech language pathology.

Simply 3 weeks prior to Miya was eliminated she began her very first task in North Providence.

While Coulter never ever understood Miya, she states she will bring Miya’s tradition with her throughout her profession in speech pathology.

” Miya was an extremely essential person and she was gone prematurely however when she was here she had an effect on individuals … that was actually essential,” Coulter states.