The John Hanley Memorial Scholarship Award was established in 2012 to support the financial needs of young adults who have battled cancer or are in active treatment. John Hanley was the father of Ryan Hanley and the inspiration for the 4K for Cancer program. This award seeks to honor the applicant who best demonstrates courage, spirit, and determination in the face of cancer.
The John Hanley Memorial Scholarship Award is available to degree-seeking applicants, who are age 18-25 at the time of application and have demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to their community.
Sean Silver was a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, managing to obtain his degree while in extensive treatment for a rare from of Sarcoma named Chordoma. Sean studies focused on music journalism, combining his passions of music and writing into what he hoped would be a fruitful career as a rock journalist. While undergoing multiple surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy courses, he persevered to obtain his degree from Columbia at the age of 31. Less than a year after graduating from Columbia, Sean lost his battle on May 13, 2007.
The Sean Silver Memorial Scholarship Award is available to applicants who are degree seeking United States citizens, age 15-30 at the time of application. Applicants must be currently undergoing active treatment for cancer and reside in the Chicago, IL area.
The Olivia M. Marquart Scholarship was established in honor of a friend, sister, and daughter who continues to demonstrate strength and courage throughout her battle with Synovial Sarcomas in her lungs. The scholarship is awarded annually to a young adult who is either a cancer survivor or currently undergoing treatment. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a US citizen attending a college or university in the US. Olivia graduated college, before her diagnosis, with a degree in Early Childhood Education and planned to become a teacher.
Applicant must be pursuing a college degree, masters or Ph.D. in education. The applicant must reside in Pennsylvania.
The Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Perlita Liwanag who lost her life to pancreatic cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to support the financial needs of a deserving young adult in the Washington, DC metro area (Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC) seeking higher education within the U.S.
Resident of MD, DC or VA.