Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund

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For high school seniors who were under active treatment for lymphoma while in high school

For young people dealing with the stress of a lymphoma (a cancer of the lymphocytes, cells that form part of the immune system) it is a challenge to deal with frequent medical visits for chemotherapy, radiation and followup. The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund is a non-profit corporation offering scholarship assistance to young people who are battling this disease.  

Cancer and cancer treatment takes a terrible toll on high school students, many of whom are unable to graduate on time, to do well on the SATS, to attend class regularly or to participate in sports or other activities that might culminate in a scholarship for college. The Fund aims to serve this group of youngsters who have been deprived of a normal high school experience that most teenagers take for granted.

Priority is given to students still undergoing treatment and those with permanent effects from treatment. Proof of diagnosis and treatment is required in the form of a letter from the treating oncologist.

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  1. You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
  2. You were diagnosed with lymphoma (any type) or a recurrence of lymphoma between age 13 and graduation from high school;
  3. You were under active treatment for lymphoma while in high school, resulting in a substantial impact on your ability to attend class, take the SAT's, etc.;
  4. You have a treatment history which includes chemotherapy and/or radiation;
  5. You are currently a high school senior graduating in 2011;
  6. You have not previously been awarded a scholarship from our Fund; AND
  7. You will be pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's degree at an accredited 2 year or 4 year college OR you will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary vocational or trade program which will culminate in certification.