For the third consecutive year, Boxercraft is investing in student success through the Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship. Each year since 2017, Boxercraft has awarded $2,000 specifically for students impacted by pancreatic. This year, the scholarship fund was increased to $3,000.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 56,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year, and the disease takes over 45,000 lives annually. According to the National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer is the third deadliest form of cancer in the country, right after lung and colorectal cancers, and it is expected to be the second leading cause of cancer-related death by 2030.
In 2017, Boxercraft launched its pancreatic cancer scholarship to honor the memory of Tod Rastello, former vice president of sales, who passed away in 2016 after his long battle with the disease. "It’s a true honor to offer this scholarship to keep Tod’s legacy alive and provide support for students whose lives have been affected by pancreatic cancer," says Boxercraft CEO Shelley Foland.
In addition to the scholarship, Boxercraft also sponsors and participates in PurpleStride Atlanta, an awareness walk to raise funds to cure pancreatic cancer. Boxercraft's support expounds on its core value of social responsibility and reinforces the company's commitment to serving its communities.
Scholarship applicants have the opportunity to directly receive $3,000 to go toward their tuition or other college-related expenses. "All too often students face financial hurdles in obtaining a college degree. Boxercraft's scholarship allows us the opportunity to help alleviate some of those barriers and support students on their path to success," says Foland.
Applications for the 2019 Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship are being accepted now through July 15. To be eligible for consideration, a student must be a college-bound high school senior or currently enrolled in college, have been impacted by pancreatic cancer, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The scholarship will be awarded based on essay entry and financial need.
To learn more about the Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship, visit https://www.boxercraft.com/pancreatic-cancer-scholarship/.