Meet Our Scholars

Scholar Stories

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

Scholarships Awarded

million awarded

childhood cancer recipients

Molly Garretson

Molly Garretson

"Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You cannot withstand the storm,' and the warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.' I am that survivor: a warrior."
Grace DeGroff

Grace DeGroff

"I may not have many memories of being in the hospital, but I do deserve the title 'cancer survivor' because of how I live out my life to honor the little girl that fought ALL."
Abigail Davis

Abigail Davis

"Survivorship to me is using my story to inspire others, remembering that my courage is bigger than all my fears, and reminding myself daily of the battle which taught me that love has the capacity to multiply faster than any cancer cell ever could."
Harrison Brown

Harrison Brown

"My undying adventure in a hospital bed has given me a critical life lesson: it is not how long one lives that matters, but how he or she lives."
Saket Ashar

Saket Ashar

"Having been the recipient of tremendous compassion and being touched by numerous incredible foundations for cancer, I find great joy in my ability to serve and assist those suffering with a terminal illness."
Brandon Caramanis

Brandon Caramanis

"My entire worldview today is directly due to the personal growth I experienced throughout treatment, and to me that opportunity is the essence of survivorship."
Will Broomhead

Will Broomhead

"I am not a survivor just because the cancer is no longer visible on computer images; I am a survivor because these twenty-one marks remind me that I have a purpose in life."
Colby Atkinson

Colby Atkinson

"To me survivorship means that you have weathered a storm and come out a different person. Some storms are small, like a thunderstorm, and some storms are gigantic, like a hurricane."
Anthony Dowd

Anthony Dowd

"Survivorship means that I will live in the moment, be confident in my contribution and intentional in my desire to change the world." 
Ana Gonzalez

Ana Gonzalez

"Currently, I am living as a survivor which I now understand is an immense gift not to be taken for granted. "
Amara Merritt

Amara Merritt

"Survival is not simply merely existing , it is living your life every day fully and completely. "