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CancerCare® Announces 2023 Young Professionals Committee Scholarship Recipients

CancerCare®, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, is proud to announce the four recipients of its Young Professionals Committee (YPC) Scholarship for the spring semester in the 2023 academic year.

Launched in March 2020, the YPC Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships of $2,500 to high school seniors entering college or students currently enrolled in a four or six year program at an accredited college or university who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer.

The four scholarship recipients for this cycle include:
- Grace B., Broomal, PA. Grace is a senior at the Baldwin School and lost her father after a brief battle with Glioblastoma in August 2022. She plans to major in Kinesiology on a pre-med track to become an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine doctor or anesthesiologist.
- Andrew R., Livingston, NJ. Andrew is a junior at Keane University majoring in Environmental Science and Sustainability. He lost his father after a very brief battle with AML (Leukemia) in September 2022.
- Kayla H., Staten Island, NY. Kayla is a senior at St. Joseph By the Sea High School and lost her father to signet-ring-cell adenocarcinoma (colon cancer) in April 2022. She will be going early decision to Sacred Heart University to study accounting.
- Grace F., Sag Harbor, NY. Grace is a senior at Sag Harbor School and lost her mother to non-small cell carcinoma in May 2022. She hopes with the assistance of scholarships she can make her final decision based on which college is the best fit rather than cost.

“We are honored to award these scholarships to Grace, Andrew, Kayla, and Grace,” said Eunice E. Hong, CancerCare’s Director of Philanthropy. “Their stories are truly inspiring and we are proud to support them in their academic pursuits and personal journey. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and we welcome them to the CancerCare community.”

To date, CancerCare's YPC Scholarship Program has awarded over $43,000 to 16 recipients. The Young Professionals Committee is considered CancerCare's junior board and works closely in partnership with key stakeholders within CancerCare and external partners to expand outreach, raise funds and realize strategic initiatives that support young adults impacted by cancer.

Learn more about the YPC here.

About CancerCare®
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include resource navigation, counseling and support groups over the phone, online, and in-person; educational workshops; publications; and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. To learn more, visit our website or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

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