Fairfield students may apply for United in Hope Scholarship

The 2014 United in Hope Scholarship recipient, Jake Santos, with Mac and Karen Jacobs and Amanda, Bridget, Emma and Jack Flanagan.

The 2014 United in Hope Scholarship recipient, Jake Santos, with Mac and Karen Jacobs and Amanda, Bridget, Emma and Jack Flanagan.

Applications are now available for the United in Hope Scholarship, which is aimed to help students who lost a parent to cancer with college costs. The scholarship is funded by the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation (JPFF) and the Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation (CAJF), organizations founded in memory of John Flanagan of Fairfield, and Chad Jacobs of Westport after they passed away from cancer in 2008 and 2010, respectively. John was survived by his wife and three children, and Chad was survived by his wife and two children.

The financial burden incurred by cancer and the death of a parent can be debilitating to a family, and the goal of the United in Hope Scholarship is to offset the costs of higher education, and to provide students and families with hope for the future.

Criteria to be considered for the scholarship includes: loss of a parent to cancer; financial need; a student must attend high school in Fairfield or Westport; display character as well as academic goals and performance. Students may receive full application by emailing [email protected]

JPFF’s mission is to help vulnerable children and families by supporting charities that provide the direction, education and healthy environment that vulnerable children and families need to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. CAJF’s mission is to provide academic and athletic scholarships to families in financial need.

For more information on JPFF, visit jpff.org/scholarship.html, and for information on CAJF, go to cajfoundation.org/scholarship.html.

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