In 2004, the Awareness Garden Scholarship Program was established to help students whose lives have been impacted by cancer or who plan to work in a cancer related field to pursue their educational goals. Over the past seven years over $80,950 has been awarded to deserving individuals who lives have been affected by cancer. Applicants are evaluated on community activities, letters of recommendation, and personal essays in which they reveal how their lives and goals have been affected by cancer. The Awareness Garden Scholarship Committee members then conduct personal interviews with finalists. Their task is challenging as there are many worthy candidates.
On May 20, 2018 the Awareness Garden Foundation awarded our 2018 scholarships to five very deserving students.
Sierra Lewis, Heritage High School
Carrington AndersonHeritage High School
Jillian Shelton, Lynchburg College
Hannah Maupin, Jefferson Forest High School
Ja’von Reed, Heritage High School
We would love to have you volunteer! There are many opportunities to prune or plant in the Awareness Garden as well as helping with special events and educational outreach! Please visit us on our Contact Us page and send an email or call to let us know in what area you think you may be able to help! Thank you!