MaryEllen Locher Foundation scholarships are given to the children of breast cancer patients, either survivors, those currently in treatment, or deceased. Please note that scholarships are limited to students residing within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
According to the terms of this scholarship, students will be selected on the basis of eligibility and essays. Community service, grades, and financial need will also be considered in the review of applicants. However, grades will not play a dominant role in the selection process. Our reviewers recognize that dealing with cancer in a family member may impact a student’s academic performance.
Scholarship winners are required to participate in at least one breast cancer awareness project during the school year they receive a scholarship. Recipients may complete this requirement on their own or join with the MaryEllen Locher Foundation or other organizations in fulfilling this requirement.
The MaryEllen Locher Foundation shows no bias toward students of any particular race, religion, or gender. None of these will be considered in awarding scholarships.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED FOR ONE ACADEMIC YEAR ONLY. EACH RECIPIENT MUST REAPPLY EVERY YEAR AND COMPLETE A NEW APPLICATION FORM. TO QUALIFY FOR A RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP, PRIOR AWARD WINNERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN A BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ACTIVITY. A REQUIRED ESSAY QUESTION WILL ASK FOR DETAILS ON THIS PROJECT. PREVIOUS WINNERS ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEED RENEWAL FOR ANOTHER YEAR.