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

Cole

Cole

"I built mental strength and determination to do whatever it took to face these challenges."
Elizabeth A

Elizabeth A

"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."
Heather B

Heather B

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.
Helena

Helena

"Challenges continue with my vision but I have tools under my sleeve to combat their moves."
Jack W

Jack W

"My diagnosis and treatment also instilled in me the importance of living a healthy lifestyle."
Jackson

Jackson

"As cancer survivor, I am not a 'one size fits all' kind of person so finding a place where I feel whole is essential."
John Worm

John Worm

"No cancer survivor is truly cancer-free. I will carry it with me for the rest of my life."
Josh

Josh

"Through my survivorship I have finally understood life is sacred"
Kelsey G

Kelsey G

"When fighting my battle against cancer I was challenged physically, socially and spiritually."
Liz

Liz

Liz expects nothing but the best from herself whether in the classroom or on the playing field.
Mary

Mary

"Life is hard, fun, sad and very unpredictable, but I believe cancer has given me the drive to fight and succeed."
Megan

Megan

"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."
Melinda M

Melinda M

"What an amazing gift to receive...life. Better yet, what an incredible gift to give."
Montana B

Montana B

"I think about cancer every day. It gives me the drive and the passion to do everything that I do."
Neha K

Neha K

"I became a believer that we are only given the challenges that we will be able to handle."