Jamie L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

This scholarship was established by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults in memory of Jamie Roberts. Jamie had a larger than life personality, love of sports and infectious energy and enthusiasm. Jamie always put others before herself and wanted to do everything she could to make a difference. Her life was tragically cut short in the summer of 2014 when she was participating in the 4K for Cancers cross-country bike ride. This scholarship was intended tosupport young adults affected by cancer, either personally, or through the diagnosis of a loved one, and who embody Jamies infectious positive attitude, love of adventure and ability to inspire others to achieve higher goals.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicant must be 15-25 years old.
  • Financial Need:
  • Character Traits:
    Applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities. Embody Jamies infectious positive attitude, love of adventure and ability to inspire others to achieve higher goals.
  • Residence:
    Applicants must be permanent U.S. residents (or U.S. citizens).
  • Citizenship:
    Applicants must either be U.S. citizens (or permanent U.S. residents)
  • Extracurricular:
    Applicant must be actively involved in their community and demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Disability:
    Cancer Patient/Survivor, Family of person with cancer

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Please choose between one of the following essay prompts. Your essay should be a minimum of 500words. You may also choose to submit a 3-minutevideo addressing one of the following prompts.1. Write a letter that you would have liked to receive during your cancer experience. (e.g., from another survivor, a parent, etc.)2. Each summer, our 4K for Cancer program has 200 young adults who dedicate their summer cycling or running across the country to support and raise awareness of the Ulman Cancer Fund mission. If you were to meet the group, what would you tell them about being a young adult impacted by cancer that would inspire them on their summer-long journey?
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Letter of Recommendation. Your recommendation should come from someone who has known you for some time and is familiar with your cancer experience, educational goals, and career aspirations. We recommend asking teachers, guidance counselors, supervisors, or civic, religious, or community leaders for your letter of reference.
  • Other Materials:
    A completed online application;Physician's Verification Form.

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