Learning that a parent or guardian has a serious illness is life-shattering. For students, coping with the physical and emotional aspects of a parent’s illness while handling the responsibilities and pressures of school, activities, and social lives can be particularly overwhelming. Our team at OnderLaw knows all too well the devastation families go through when a parent is diagnosed with cancer. The experiences someone goes through are painful, but sharing them can be a catalyst for moving forward.
To help honor those who are fighting cancer or who have lost their battle, we are asking students to write an essay answering the question: What would you tell someone about what is important in life, knowing what cancer has taught you?
We want this to be an opportunity to open a dialogue about cancer and how it affects real people. Ultimately, we hope this scholarship provides an outlet for children of parents with cancer to process their grief, recognize their personal strengths, and start a dialogue about serious illness, mental health, and the value of living life to its fullest.
One applicant will receive a $1,000 scholarship award to be used towards their educational pursuits. Please review the eligibility requirements below:
The scholarship recipient will be chosen in September, following the scholarship deadline.
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to email@example.com by August 31, 2024. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.
Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “OnderLaw 2024 Children of Parents with Cancer Scholarship Application”
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.