FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2019
AVON LAKE, OHIO, – Jeremy Cares Inc. is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s College Scholarships. This year a total of $15, 000.00 in funds will be awarded to 15 deserving young adults. This is the sixth year Jeremy Cares Inc. has awarded scholarships. During these five years, 71 awards have been given totaling $79,000.00 in scholarship funds.
The scholarships recognize young adult survivors of pediatric, adolescent young adult (PAYA) cancers and siblings who have or have had a brother or sister with PAYA cancer.
Five Survivor Scholarship awards of $1,000.00 were awarded to: Theresa Blasko (Bowling Green), Paul Chase (Middlefield), Luke Bazan (Broadview Heights), Mark Fazio (Twinsburg), and Emily Ringler (Chardon). 6 renewal scholarships awards of $1,000.00 were awarded to: Hannah Miller, 5th year (Huron), Dylan Reis, 3rd year (Elyria), Emily Zichi, 2nd year (Amherst), and Sam Smith, 2nd year (Sandusky). “These young adults have displayed incredible courage and resilience and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate with them as they chase their dreams.” stated Megan Kuhlenschmidt, Scholarship Chair of Jeremy Cares Inc.
Staying true to the mission of Jeremy Cares Inc. who serves the entire family, scholarship applications are also accepted from siblings. Three sibling awards of $1,000.00 were awarded to Jack Yeager (North Olmsted), Amira Massey (North Olmsted), and Sean Miller (Lakewood). Three renewal awards of $1,000.00 were awarded to Erica Zichi, 4th year (Amherst), Alexander Ramer, 4th year (Brecksville), and Katherine Finley, 3rd year (Bay Village). “We understand that cancer affects the entire family and siblings often make their own sacrifices and deserve to be honored next to their siblings. “added Kuhlenschmidt.
Scholarship winners are chosen on various grounds. Winners possessed clear determination, integrity of character, poignant essays, and displayed a desire to live by the philosophy of paying it forward, the same philosophy that Jeremy Cares Inc. was born from. Applicants are or have been patients, or siblings of patients, at University Hospitals of Cleveland or the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.