Our scholarship recipients are insightful and inspiring. Read their award-winning essays to learn more about them and their individual journey.
""Someday, I hope I will be the one that allows a patient and their family to breathe a sigh of relief when I enter the room.""
→ read Kristin's essay
"Cancer does not define me, but it has contributed tremendously to the person that I am today."
→ read Gabrielle's essay
"My cancer experience is essential to me; it has taught me that the light at the end of the tunnel is attainable as long as I keep my head up and my hand out always reaching."
→ read Farah's essay
"I had cancer. This fact alone does not define me. However, it is an important part of my journey and has helped me develop servant leadership qualities."
→ read Harrison's essay
"Survivorship does last a lifetime. I am able to appreciate the opportunities I am given and I don't let the small things bother me..."
→ read Callie's essay
"My experience taught me that we are measured by how we handle life's adversities."
→ read Caitlin's essay
"I am more focused on what I want to achieve in life and the direction I am headed. I fought the fight. I've beaten the odds. I am a champion."
→ read Dean's essay
"Today I am cancer-free, empowered by the lessons I learned, and thankful for my life."
→ read Halle's essay
"Childhood is defined by the development of character, built on moments of discovery, success, and mistakes that lead to wisdom."
→ read Jessica's essay
"It is much more freeing to put the disease out in the open instead or trying to forget it."
→ read Alexandra's story
"The most important thing we can do as a cancer survivor is share our experience."
→ read Ashley's story
Battling osteosarcoma as a teenage boy for over nine months impacted Chase Meacham's entire life.
→ read Chase's story
"I built mental strength and determination to do whatever it took to face these challenges."
→ read Cole's story
"I don't think I'll ever stop trying to make an impact or changes for the better. This is what survivorship means to me."
→ read Elizabeth's story
One day she was playing with her girlfriends; the next, 10-year-old Heather was in a doctor's office being told she had leukemia.
→ read Heather's story
"Challenges continue with my vision but I have tools under my sleeve to combat their moves."
→ read Helena's story
"My diagnosis and treatment also instilled in me the importance of living a healthy lifestyle."
→ read Jack's story
"As cancer survivor, I am not a 'one size fits all' kind of person so finding a place where I feel whole is essential."
→ read Jackson's story
"No cancer survivor is truly cancer-free. I will carry it with me for the rest of my life."
→ read John's words
"Through my survivorship I have finally understood life is sacred"→ read Josh's words
"When fighting my battle against cancer I was challenged physically, socially and spiritually."
→ read Kelsey's story
Liz expects nothing but the best from herself whether in the classroom or on the playing field.
→ read Liz's story
"Life is hard, fun, sad and very unpredictable, but I believe cancer has given me the drive to fight and succeed."
→ read Mary's words
"Cancer was the worst thing that happened to me. I lost my hair, my friends, and my freedom...yet, I wouldn't take it back for anything in the world."
→ read Megan's essay
"What an amazing gift to receive...life. Better yet, what an incredible gift to give."
→ read Melinda's essay
"I think about cancer every day. It gives me the drive and the passion to do everything that I do."
→ read Montana's essay
"I became a believer that we are only given the challenges that we will be able to handle."
→ read Neha's story
"Cancer is merely one of my stories. The subject is not a sensitive one for me because my goal is not to be pitied but to inform."
→ read Rachael's story
"At the age of fourteen, my life changed forever. I went on a journey that most teenagers would never imagine."
→ read Rikesia's essay
"I know I have been given a gift and cannot waste my life just waiting for the cancer to return someday."
→ read Sarah's essay