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

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childhood cancer recipients

Farah Contractor

"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."
Harrison Bond

Harrison Bond

"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."
Callie S

Callie S

"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..."
Caitlin A

Caitlin A

"My experience taught me that we are measured by how we handle life's adversities."
Dean B

Dean B

"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."
Jessica A

Jessica A

"Childhood is defined by the development of character, built on moments of discovery, success, and mistakes that lead to wisdom."
Joanne C

Joanne C

"Looking back now, I can say that I'm actually glad that I had cancer."
Adam R

Adam R

"Determination and dedication are key aspects of my mentality."
Alexandra T

Alexandra T

"It is much more freeing to put the disease out in the open instead or trying to forget it."
Chase M

Chase M

Battling osteosarcoma as a teenage boy for over nine months impacted Chase Meacham's entire life.