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

Amanda Bogart

Amanda Bogart

"Survivorship is a privilege, and I am grateful every single day for how lucky I am. I am proud to be a cancer survivor. "
Ali Nedved

Ali Nedved

"Survivorship is much more than a word that explains my success, it embodies the journey that I have faced."
Addison Woods

Addison Woods

"Survivorship is something that you earn, whether it be during or after your experience."
Nishant Mysore

Nishant Mysore

"I don't go a single day without thinking the phrase, I may have had Cancer, but Cancer never had me."
Nicole Guenthner

Nicole Guenthner

"This is the calling of survivorship. It is embracing your experience to inspire others to keep fighting."
Jacob Waldron

Jacob Waldron

"Survivorship means always keeping courage close to your heart and to show others how it is possible to overcome anything as long as optimism and hope prevail."
Carly Chapman

Carly Chapman

"You can either focus on the disease, the sickness, and the possibility of dying or you can reach out and grab hold of a great hope for the future"
Olivia Diddlebock

Olivia Diddlebock

"Survivorship is grasping onto your life with clenched hands, not allowing one more second to be consumed by fear."
Cassidy Scruggs

Cassidy Scruggs

"Being a survivor... has taught me what is important, and showed me how vital it is to live everyday to the fullest."
Kaylee Troxel

Kaylee Troxel

“Life is a fragile thing, and we never know the moment it will end, but I want to live all of the days I have with thankfulness.”
Kristen Glavee

Kristen Glavee

"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."