This year, The Valerie Fund Scholarship Program awarded 124 scholarships to patients at seven Valerie Fund Centers for the 2022-23 academic year. The total scholarship funding for this academic year was more than $490,000. These scholarships have been made possible through the generosity of individuals and families to whom The Valerie Fund and our scholarship recipients are extremely grateful. The essays students submit as part of the application reveal a special combination of determination, wisdom and humility. A number of scholarship recipients tell us they are planning careers influenced by their experiences as patients, crediting their illnesses for career choices that include pediatric oncology, social work, nursing and art therapy.
Arnold A. Leshner Scholarship
Kayla is majoring in Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brody Peak Scholarship
Sylas is majoring in English Writing/Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh.
Choquette/Bertolani Family Scholarship
Carter is majoring in Biology & Physical Therapy at Widener University.
Leonard is majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Doshi Family Scholarship
Alexandra is undecided at Binghamton University.
Eichel Family Scholarship
Sabrina is majoring in Nursing at Rutgers University.
Friends of The Valerie Fund Scholarship
Francisca is majoring in Health & Societies at the University of Pennylvania.
Isabella is majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Joyce is in medical school at Rutgers University to become a Doctor of Medicine.
Hannah Xue Endowed Scholarship
Judi-Dexi is majoring in Biological Sciences (PreMed) at Rutgers University.
Joann Spera Scholarship
Sloane is majoring in Elementary Education & Special Education at Loyola Unisersity Maryland.
Julia L. Weintraub Scholarship
Emily is enrolled in the School of Nursing at Montclair State University.
Kathy Richter Scholarships
Brianna is studying English Literature at Saint Joseph's University.
Dominica is earning a Masters in Human Development & Family Science at Syracuse University.
Rhea is majoring in Business at Pennsylvania State University.
Joseph is majoring in Biology & Molecular Cell Physiology at Monmouth University.
Maria is majoring in Psychology at Montclair State University.
Linda Devito Memorial Scholarship
Alexandria is majoring in Biology at American University.
Macrominds Foundation Scholarship
Aidan is majoring in Chemistry at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mayer Family Scholarship
Joshua is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Cedarville University.
Mehta Family Scholarship
Sharon is majoring in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University.
Randy Reiff Scholarship
Jessenia is studying Health Science at St. Peter's University.
Sebiri Family Scholarship
Joshua is majoring in Biology at Brandeis University.
Valerie Fund Friends Scholarship
Willow is majoring in Psychology at Montclair State University.
Weintraub Family Scholarships
River is majoring in Songwriting at Berklee College of Music.
Fatima is majoring in PreMed at Rutgers University.
Abigael is majoring in Nursing at Seton Hall University.
Yaris Family Scholarship
Ajay is majoring in Writing for Screen & Television at the University of Southern California.
Yedid Family Scholarships
George is majoring in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Giancarlo is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University.
Zhang Explorer Scholarship
Dane is majoring in Civil Engineering at Drexel University.
If you are interested in creating a named scholarship, please call or write Lori Abrams, Director of Development at LAbrams@TheValerieFund.org.