Fairfield and Westport 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.

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation (CAJF) and the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation (JPFF), announced that Fairfield and Westport students who have lost a parent to cancer are invited to apply for the United in Hope Scholarship, which is aimed to help with college costs. The scholarship is funded by the JPFF and the CAJF. Since the inception of the scholarship in 2013, the organizations have granted scholarships to five recipients, totally $17,500.

Graduating high school seniors who attend school in Fairfield or Westport are eligible to apply. Criteria for the scholarship includes:

  • Loss of Parent to Cancer
  • Financial Need
  • Attends High School in Fairfield or Westport, Connecticut
  • Character of Applicant
  • Academic Goals and Performance

CAJF and JPFF were established in memory of John Flanagan and Chad Jacobs shortly after John and Chad lost their lives to 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.

Karen Jacobs, Chairperson of CAJF, commented on the scholarship: “Losing a parent to cancer is extremely devastating, and the financial burden that often happens when a parent dies is also debilitating. Through the CAJF and JPFF, we’re glad to have the opportunity to help other families who have experienced similar losses and help local students obtain a college education.”

Students can download a scholarship application from either cajfoundation.org or jpff.org.

About The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation

The Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation was established in loving memory of Chad Jacobs who passed away from cancer on June 11, 2010 at the age of 45. CAJF’s mission is to provide academic and athletic scholarships to families in financial need from the surrounding community. To learn more about CAJF or to make a donation, please visit www.cajfoundation.org.

About The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation

The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation was established in loving memory of John Patrick Flanagan who passed away from cancer on December 24, 2008 at the age of 44. 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. To learn more about JPFF or to make a donation, please visit www.jpff.org

 

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