Scott Delgadillo Scholarship
The Friends of Scott Foundation (Friends to Children With Cancer) offers a scholarship
each year to cancer patients currently on treatment or to survivors. Education was
important to Scott. It was his dream to attend the University of Notre Dame. In
his memory FSF offers a scholarship program for individuals who have been diagnosed
with childhood cancer. We realize the importance of continuing education and know
that pursuing this goal is difficult when given a life-threatening diagnosis.
Our scholarship program is designed to provide funding to survivors who want to
continue their education through technical school, vocational school, junior college,
or a four-year college or university. For more information on how to apply for the
FSF scholarship, please send an e-mail to Barbara Bailey
2013 Friends of Scott Scholarship Program
The Friends of Scott Foundation Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship will be awarded
to a cancer patient or cancer survivor based on financial need and personal hardship.
The recipient will be selected by the Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship Committee.
All documents must be mailed in together!
- Applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently receiving treatment.
- Applicant must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate
or graduate school.
- Applicant must submit a copy of the acceptance letter from the college or university
of choice. (Pending acceptance of enrollment is allowed. Please update information
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- A signed statement from applicant's attending physician verifying applicant's medical
history. (Medical information will be kept confidential and will only be reviewed
for application consideration.)
- The applicant must submit a 500 word essay describing "How has my experience with
cancer impacted my life?"
- The applicant must complete the scholarship application including a signature. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
- Scholarship recipients must submit a release form stating that their photos and
success stories can appear on the Friends of Scott website.
Selection Process and Awards:
Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship
Committee. All selections made by the committee are final.
- The Friends of Scott Foundation is not responsible for applications that are lost,
misplaced, or delayed through the mail.
- The application is confidential and becomes the property of the Friends of Scott
- Complete, sign and date application
- Proof of enrollment
- Two letters of recommendation
- Letter from attending physician
- 500 word essay
- Application packet must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2013.
Only include items requested. Do not staple your documents. Please mail your application
Friends of Scott Foundation
Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship Fund
6977 Navajo Rd. #168
San Diego, CA 92119
How can the award be used?
Scholarship funds may be used for education related expenses, including tuition,
books, school supplies, room and board, or transportation.
When will the scholarship be awarded?
Scholarships will be awarded June 1, 2013
Please print out the application for submission
2010 Scott Delgadillo Scholarship
The Friends of Scott Scholarship Committee reviewed over 200 applications from across
the United States. Many of the young people who applied were so very deserving,
but after much consideration, we are thrilled with the four selections we made for
the 2010 Scott Delgadillo Scholarships! Each recipient was awarded $1,000. Please
join us in celebrating (in alphabetical order) our awardees!
Ciana Marie Cervantes
Ciana Marie Cervantes of Long Beach California will be attending California State
University Long Beach. She is majoring in nursing with the plan of becoming a pediatric
hematology oncology nurse. A survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Ciana writes,
"I love working with and helping children...I have been through the experience firsthand.
I will be able to relate to the children on a personal level. I want to be that
caring person that the patients can look to for care, comfort and support...my life
was saved and I want to be sure that I can make my life meaningful by making a difference
in other people's lives."
Mackenzie Derr from Birmingham Alabama is a young woman who survived Ewing's sarcoma.
Her fierce battle against this disease included extensive chemotherapy and the amputation
of her left leg at seven years of age; when she was fifteen, a recurrence necessitated
amputation of her right foot, a stem cell transplant and more chemotherapy. Despite
these tremendous challenges, Mackenzie was accepted to Auburn University in Alabama.
She plans on a career in psychology and she intends to work with children struggling
with disabilities, she proclaims "I aspire to help others find the self-worth and
confidence that I have eventually found. I am Footless but not deFEETed."
Hailey Hodgkiss from Irving, Texas, completed treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia
in 2008. While undergoing treatment herself, she conceived of and collected the
items for what she calls "bags of hope" for other teens diagnosed with cancer. She
collected and handed out over 160 bags that included items such as MP3 players,
videos, books, games, gift cards, hats, lip balm, lotion, bright pillow cases, and
edible treats. Hailey will be attending Brigham Young University with plans for
a career in medicine.
Stephen "Eddie" Swenson
Stephen "Eddie" Swenson from St. George, Utah, is a young man who battled combined
acute lymphocytic and acute myelocytic leukemia. Ed underwent an unrelated donor
bone marrow transplant and has had to contend with the lifelong grueling challenges
that come with severe graft vs. host disease. After high school Eddie had not found
a direction until he heard about Wyotech School, where he will be able to study
to pursue a career in the automotive repair industry. Eddie's family, under the
weight of staggering medical bills, is so grateful for this chance for Eddie to
be able to go to school. Eddie writes that he was given "a second chance to live
my life and to do something great with it."
Again we are so pleased to announce this year's scholarship award winners! We are
already looking forward to next year!