The Valerie Fund Scholarship program is just one way we help support our kids on their way to adulthood. Please join us in congratulating the Valerie Fund Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The children in our care demonstrate a tremendous amount of resolve, resilience and courage when undergoing treatment. We are both awed and inspired by their strength and are proud to support them in pursuit of their dreams when they complete their treatment. Since forming the Valerie Fund Scholarship Program in 2006, we have given financial support to hundreds of young adults treated at one of our seven centers to put towards a post-secondary education.
This year, The Valerie Fund Scholarship Program awarded over 95 scholarships including 25 named scholarships to patients for the 2020-21 academic year. The total scholarship funding for this academic year was more than $365,000. These scholarships have been made possible through the generosity of individuals and families to whom The Valerie Fund and our scholarship recipients are extremely grateful.
The essays students submit as part of the application reveal a special combination of determination, wisdom and humility. A number of scholarship recipients tell us they are planning careers influenced by their experiences as patients, crediting their illnesses for career choices that include pediatric oncology and radiation oncology, social work, nursing and research.
ARNOLD A. LESHNER SCHOLARSHIP
JULIA L. WEINTRAUB SCHOLARSHIP
KATHY RICHTER SCHOLARSHIPS
MAYER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
REBECCA ELLEN FORD SCHOLARSHIP
YEDID FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
Judi-Dexi Lokko Rutgers University Biological Sciences (PreMed)
We recently held our annual Valerie Fund Scholarship Reception where our amazing scholars updated us on their education and thanked the generous donors who made the scholarship program possible. This year the reception was virtual and you can watch the event below.
Are you a Valerie Fund patient who will be pursing a post-high school education during the 2021-2022 academic year? You have until March 26th to submit an application for a Valerie Fund scholarship. Please CLICK HERE for more information.