Laura Thorne Memorial Scholarship

$2,000
1 winner$2,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
3
Next Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2023
Next Winners Announced
Dec 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate
Major:
Special Education
Experience:
Volunteering
Background:
Affected by cancer: personally or someone close to you
Education Level:
Major:
Experience:
Background:
High school senior or undergraduate
Special Education
Volunteering
Affected by cancer: personally or someone close to you

Laura Thorne was an incredible special education teacher who gave her all to students and made a meaningful difference in their lives. Laura passed away at an early age after her battle with cancer.

Special education teachers serve their students in a unique way and help strengthen their school’s community. The Laura Thorne Memorial Scholarship will support students who are pursuing a career in special education and who have been affected by cancer. 

High school seniors or undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a career as a special education teacher, have volunteer experience, and have had cancer affect them directly or someone close to them. Preference will be given to first generation college students. To apply, write about how cancer has had an impact on your life and why you are passionate about becoming a special education teacher.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, boldest Bold.org profile
Published February 6, 2023
$2,000
1 winner$2,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
3
Next Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2023
Next Winners Announced
Dec 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

How has cancer affected your life and educational goals? Why are you passionate about pursuing a career in special education?

400–600 words