Cedrick’a Jackson was an outgoing, loving, and caring person who passed away too soon in August 2021 due to complications from Sickle Cell Disease.
Despite the complications from her illness, Cedrick’a remained a dedicated and passionate ICU nurse who was devoted to bringing awareness to the disease and its impact on Black children. In total, Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects 100,000 Americans and is especially prevalent among Black children, occurring in one of every 365 African American births.
This scholarship aims to honor the life of Cedrick’a Jackson by supporting students who are pursuing degrees in the medical field and/or have been diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease.
Any high school junior or senior who has been diagnosed with SCD and/or will be pursuing a healthcare career may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about your experience with SCD or how you plan to benefit the world through your healthcare career.