Valentina Vera Buyvol was born with a rare and lethal form of skeletal dysplasia and passed away too soon.
Valentina fought hard throughout the pregnancy and was born early at just 32 weeks, showing a fierce determination to come into the world and making her parents proud.
This scholarship seeks to honor Valentina Vera Buyvol by supporting a student who demonstrates her passion for life.
Any low-income high school junior or senior who lives in New Jersey may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about a challenge you have faced, how you overcame the challenge, and how you demonstrated perseverance and determination.