Scholarship for children of breast cancer patients

February 21, 2010

The Joan Lauffer breast cancer Scholarship Fund will award up to $1,000 to a college-bound high school senior who has or had a parent with breast cancer. The student should attend public or private school in Anne Arundel County.

Write a short essay of one to three paragraphs explaining how cancer has affected your family and how the scholarship will help in the future. Deadline is May 31. Send essay to with name, age, phone number, e-mail address, high school, college/university hoping to attend (either two- or four-year) and prospective major or area of interest.

The fund is named after Joan Lauffer, a resident of Edgewater and Riva for 25 years and a mother of four who died in 2004 after a six-year battle with breast cancer. She started the fund to help ease the financial and emotional burden of a college-bound high school senior dealing with a parent with breast cancer. For more information, call 410-956-0791.

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