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Scholar Stories

Our scholarship recipients are insightful and inspiring. Read their award-winning essays to learn more about them and their individual journey.

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childhood cancer recipients

Emma Baker

Emma Baker

One second, I was preparing for the district-wide orchestra concert -  curled hair, pressed uniform and viola in ...
Eliza Lawrence

Eliza Lawrence

After reaching the highest point in my life last summer both literally and figuratively, I found out that I have ...
Dasmine Powell

Dasmine Powell

The word survivorship has a variety of meanings to different people. Some believe that being a survivor means ...
Cierra Morgan

Cierra Morgan

If you would have told me when I was fourteen that I would be diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, have my lung ...
Catherine Nester

Catherine Nester

What is Survivorship? To understand what survivorship is, you have to understand what cancer is. Cancer is gut­ ...
Caleb Pipes

Caleb Pipes

The Greatest Year of My Life I had no idea what was coming. After two years in Nepal where my dad was ...
Brycen Newman

Brycen Newman

What Does Survivorship Mean To You? What does survivorship mean to me? That is a great question with a ...
Braeden Paskett

Braeden Paskett

A Life Worth Surviving Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. graciously proclaimed, "The ultimate measure of a man is not ...
Angelique Melendrez

Angelique Melendrez

January 10, 2016. A day that was once notorious, is now and forever will be, a day cherished. It was the day that ...
Angela Sun

Angela Sun

The odds of getting struck by lightning are one in seven hundred thousand. The odds of being diagnosed with my ...
Allison Snow

Allison Snow

What Survivorship Means to Me Survivorship is a life calling bestowed upon the unprepared, but yet upon the ...
Rachel Kiser

Rachel Kiser

"Cancer taught me that nothing in life, even survivorship and cancer, are permanent."
Maya Keesey

Maya Keesey

"If I had never gone through the experience of battling leukemia, I would have never been given the opportunity to do the swim in the first place. Without overcoming these challenges, I cannot say I would be the same person I am today. I am a survivor."
Cade Johnson

Cade Johnson

"The responsibility of survivorship is a sense of selflessness and a sense of purpose."
Matthew Ilg

Matthew Ilg

"So if you ask me “What does survivorship mean to you?”… it means living and sharing! It means loving each day, each person, each moment."
Reagan Hollister

Reagan Hollister

"Survivorship may mean different things depending on who you ask, but I think what’s really important is that for those impacted by cancer, more and more are able to say that they are still here and have the opportunity to determine what survivorship means to them."