The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation supports all young adults and their families affected by cancer. While we continually celebrate those living with and through the disease, the sobering reality is that not all will young adults diagnosed with cancer survive. Furthermore, many young adults are also impacted by cancer through a parent’s diagnosis or loss.
In our efforts to continually expand our assistance efforts to honor all young adults affected by cancer, we are proud to announce the establishment of the NCCF Legacy Scholarship to assist young adults pursuing education who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. The Legacy Scholarship is made possible by a partnership with the Steinau family in honor of their dear friend Jenn Carter.
Jenn Carter was many things to many people: daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She touched many lives in her 34 short years on earth. Her smile could light up a room; her laughter was infectious. Jenn was a faithful and true friend but her most cherished role was as a wife and mother. Jenn courageously battled breast cancer for two and a half years and miraculously gave birth to her fifth child a year before she was taken from us in August of 2008.
Jenn’s friend Brooke Steinau was by her side during her treatments. During one her visits with Jenn, Brooke asked her what she wanted most for her children. Jenn replied, “I want them to go to college.” Brooke realized that so many parents who have also lost their battle also wanted the same for their children. So today, on August 8, 2014, on what would have been Jenn’s 40th birthday, Brooke and her family are honoring Jenn’s legacy and hopes for her children by establishing the Legacy Scholarship.
In Jenn’s words “I know that I will make a difference in the world of cancer. I look forward to raising money & awareness so that our children & grand children don’t have to fight the same battle. I can’t wait to encourage other family members that are watching a loved one go through what I went through. I promise to make a difference. BRING IT ON!!!”
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation is humbled to be a part of Jenn’s legacy and proud to partner with the Steinau family in supporting their friend.
The Legacy Scholarship application and further information regarding requirements can be found on our website. Applications will be accepted through 10/15/14. If selected, winners will receive a $1,000 award to support their education during the 2014-2015 school year. All awards will be distributed by 12/1/14.
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