Sometimes life presents us with difficult, life-shattering situations. As a personal injury law firm, Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law sees the difficulties that come with a life-shattering medical diagnosis on a daily basis. While we can help those who have been in a personal injury accident seek justice, it is more difficult to support those who contracted a disease or medical condition in getting the assistance they need.

To help, our firm is happy to announce the Conquering Childhood Cancer Scholarship. As anyone who goes through a medical recovery will tell you, life is full of ups and downs, especially for pediatric cancer patients. We want this to be an opportunity for those who have experienced the impact of childhood cancer to share their story and for this scholarship to serve as a beacon of hope for others.

One applicant will receive a $1,000 award to use towards their educational pursuits. Let this serve as a chance to demonstrate your strength and resiliency in the face of adversity. We thank everyone for taking the time to share a personal story.

Eligibility

  • This opportunity is open to applicants who were diagnosed with pediatric cancer as well as those who have experiences with loved ones fighting the disease
  • This scholarship is available to current high school seniors, college students, and graduate students who are legal residents in the United States. Additionally, the applicant must be enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution during the 2022 fall semester for eligibility.
  • Any employees, immediate family members, or same household residents of Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law employees are ineligible for this scholarship award.
  • Applicants must be in good overall academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at their current institution.

Application Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a 750 – 1,000 word essay response to the prompt: tell us about your journey as a childhood cancer survivor or experiences supporting someone after a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
  • Be sure to detail your reaction to the diagnosis, life changes, and how you coped with the experience. Feel free to include as little or as much information as you are comfortable sharing.
  • The candidate should include a professional resumé that lists their experiences as part of their application
  • The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. Applicants may include an unofficial transcript from their current school as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to Melbourne@nordenleacox.com by April 30, 2022. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line “First Name Last Name – 2022 Conquering Childhood Cancer Scholarship Application”.

The recipient of this scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

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