Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship
The Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship
Boxercraft is proud to announce a $3,000 Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship.
About 56,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year, and the disease takes nearly 45,000 lives annually. It is the third deadliest form of cancer in the country, right above breast cancer. Unfortunately, it is one of the few cancers for which survival rates have not improved in the last 40 years, and it is expected to be the second leading cause of cancer related death by 2030.
At Boxercraft, we have felt the effects of pancreatic cancer on a personal level. This scholarship was created in 2017 to honor the memory of Tod Rastello, former vice president of sales, who passed away in 2016 following a long and courageous fight against the disease. Our goal is to continue support his family, as well as other families across the country, that have been affected by pancreatic cancer. Our hope is that the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship will both raise awareness and attention to those fighting against the disease, as well as ease the financial burden of college for these families while they are going through this difficult time.Qualifications
In order to qualify for the Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship, a few recommendations must be met. The scholarship is open to students who have:
- Have a family member who has survived or is currently fighting pancreatic cancer
- Are currently fighting or have survived pancreatic cancer themselves
In addition, applicants must:
- Be a high school senior and that has been accepted into an accredited college or university or is a current college student
- Have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and
- Submit an essay regarding one of the topics below.
Fall Semester - July 15
The deadline for applying for the Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship is July 15.Essay Questions
Please submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on ONE of the following topics:
- How has pancreatic cancer had an effect on your life? How have your priorities changed?
- What actions have you taken to bring awareness and attention to pancreatic cancer in your community?
- What have you learned from your experience with pancreatic cancer, and how might you help others because of it?
How to Apply
To apply for the Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship, please complete our online application and attach your transcript and essay.
Terms and Conditions
Applicant must be a student at an accredited high school or university, or be accepted to begin an accredited university within 6 months of application, and at least 18 years of age. All funds will be dispersed to scholarship recipient by the end of November for the Fall Semester. Scholarship winner is determined solely by our selection committee. All decisions of the selection committee are final. All funds from the scholarship can be used at the winner's discretion, including tuition, books, housing, clothing, etc.
We will not sell the information you submit with your scholarship application to any third parties. The information you submit will be used only for determining the scholarship recipient and deleted after the selection period. Scholarship award recipient information may be used for public relations purposes; only with direct written consent by the recipient.
NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The winner of The Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship will be determined by a selection committee set up by Boxercraft, said selection will in no way be influenced by gender, race, national origin, sexual preference or any criteria other than the meeting of the application requirements and our committees evaluation of the essay attached with the application.