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Childhood Cancer Survivors Win Scholarships from The National Children's Cancer Society
Thirty-eight students from across the United States have been awarded college scholarships totaling $125,000 from The National Children’s Cancer Society’s (NCCS) Beyond the Cure (BTC) Scholarship Program.
Scholarship applicants must be childhood cancer survivors living in the United States, under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18. The program is open to all childhood cancer survivors who currently attend or plan to attend an institution of higher education in the US.
“The NCCS recipients serve as role models for all of us in how to turn a challenge into something positive,” said Mark Stolze, president and CEO of the NCCS. “The Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program is a vehicle to help these individuals move forward in life in a meaningful way.”
To date, the scholarship program has awarded over $366,000 in scholarship money to childhood cancer survivors across the country. The NCCS is deeply grateful to Sue and Irl Engelhardt, the Engelhardt Family Foundation, the Energizer Charitable Trust, and the Aflac Foundation for their generous support of the program.
The 2012-2013 scholarship winners span the country and plan on attending a diverse group of schools in the upcoming academic year.
Elizabeth Allen Norfolk, MA
Rachael Avery Columbia, SC College of Charleston
Cassie Bess Poteau, OK
Hyrum Judd Glendale, AZ Midwestern University
Megan Ketterhagen Whitewater, WI University of Wisconsin - Madison
Melinda Marchiano Nipomo, CA Pepperdine University
Adam Rose Shelby Twp, MI Kettering University
Shoshana Rudin Madison, WI University of Chicago
Megan Tapp Dexter, MN
Jennifer Toth Vienna, VA
Nathash Bear Marietta, GA George Washington University
Tyler Shead Temple, GA Kennesaw State University
Ciera Jones Wake Forest, NC Liberty University
Mary McKee Roxana, IL
Brian Moore Cincinnati, OH Manhattan School of Music
Beyond the Cure (BTC) was established to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their lives. This includes educating survivors on the challenges that lie ahead and most importantly, to celebrate survivorship.
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer and their families worldwide. The NCCS serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. For more information or details, call 314-241-1600 or visit theNCCS.org.