22 Nebraska Students Earn Scholarships From Charity

By: Channel 6 News Email
By: Channel 6 News Email

The American Cancer Society, High Plains Division, recently announced that 22 students from Nebraska will be recipients of a Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship.

This award gives young cancer survivors the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, college, vocational or trade school.

In 2009, the High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society (including the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Hawai’i) awarded 201 scholarships for a total of $200,500.

This year’s recipients from Nebraska are:

Allison Aldrich, Schuyler, will attend Nebraska Wesleyan University

Ronald Cerny Jr., Omaha, will attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Molly Chapman, Scottbluff, will attend the University of Wyoming

Lettie Connelly, Lincoln, will attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Zane Fried, Omaha, will attend the University of Southern California

Benjamin Fullerton, Neligh, will attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney

Lacey Gerbig, Lincoln, will attend the Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences

Cameron Killen, Omaha, will attend the University of Kansas

Courtni Kopietz, Omaha, will attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Derek Neben, Papillion, will attend Nebraska Wesleyan University

Kim Patterson, Omaha, will attend Rockhurst University

Andrew Pope, Chadron, will attend Nebraska Wesleyan University

Ian Ray, Bellevue, will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rachael Schlofeld, Omaha, will attend Missouri Western State University

Matthew Snowdon, Omaha, will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M’Kayla Stahr, Omaha, will attend Ozarks Technical Community College

Abbey Storm, Albion, will attend Central Community College

Alex Stowe, Omaha, will attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Tiffany Vandersnick, O’Neil, will attend Mount Marty College

Abbey Jo Walker, Valley, will attend Truman State University

Matthew Witt, Hastings, will attend Morningside College

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events are the major source of these scholarship funds.

It created the scholarship program in 2002 and has since awarded 539 students nearly $1,419,227.


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