Granted annually to an Ocean or Monmouth County, NJ, graduating high school senior with a parent who has been or is afflicted with cancer, or who is battling cancer him or herself.
The Sandra M. Glazier Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Sandy Glazier. Sandy was co-founder of the Cancer Concern Centerof Point Pleasant. She was elected to represent women battling cancer by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and was featured in the 2001 My Hope Calendar. Her leadership efforts were recognized in May 2000 by Russ Berrie who awarded her the Russ Berrie Prize for Making a Difference. A vibrant individual with a zest for life, and an inspiration to all, Sandy passed away on October 22nd, 2001 after seven years of battling metastatic breast cancer.
Family and friends of Sandy have established the Sandra M. Glazier Scholarship Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation to fulfill one of Sandy’s life-long wishes to provide financial assistance for college study to graduating high school seniors whose parents have been stricken by cancer, or who have been afflicted themselves.
The scholarship is a tribute to Sandy’s life and interests and a reminder not only of her battle against a terrible disease, but also her successes as a mother, wife and breast cancer advocate.
Memorial contributions made by check should be made out to the Princeton Area Community Foundation with “Sandra M. Glazier Scholarship Fund” in the memo line, and mailed to PACF 15, Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
To make an online contribution to the Sandra M. Glazier Scholarship Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation through JustGive.org, click here
One scholarship totaling up to $20,000 is awarded annually to a graduating senior from high school in Ocean or Monmouth County, NJ. The award will be paid out in amounts of up to $5,000 per year for up to four years. The award is not renewable or transferable. A “C+” (2.5 g.p.a.) average or better must be achieved throughout the term of the scholarship. The student must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university or vocational school.
In order for a student to be eligible for this scholarship he or she must meet the following criteria:
- Student must have a parent who has been or is afflicted with cancer; or must be battling cancer him/herself.
- Student must be graduating from a high school in either Ocean or Monmouth County, New Jersey.
- Student must be accepted as a full time student at an accredited college, university or vocational school.
- A variety of factors will be considered as part of the evaluation process, including financial need, academic excellence, community service, extracurricular activities, leadership and work experience.
Application packages must be received at the Princeton Area Community Foundation by March 1. The scholarship will be mailed directly to the institution where the student is enrolled on July 31.
Award notification posted on Community Foundation website on April 15.
Attach three, two paragraph essays, each on a separate page. Make sure your name is on each page.
Please answer three of the following five questions (#1 is mandatory):
- How will this scholarship affect you and your family?
- How has the experience of cancer in your parent or yourself impacted your life?
- What was your biggest adjustment since your parent’s or your own battle with cancer?
- What have you learned from this experience and how might you be able to help others because of it?
- What do you prize more now than before this experience?
Letters of Recommendation:
Attach two letters of recommendation, from a teacher, counselor, principal, and/or community member who has worked with you and knows you well. In addition, a treating physician must support and validate the need for our consideration of you for this award.
Attach a copy of your high school transcript.
Letter of Acceptance:
Attach a copy of your letter of acceptance to the school you plan to attend.**
Attach a copy of your Student Aid Report—generated by FAFSA as well as a copy of your college financial aid award letter.**
*See last page of application for REQUIRED applicant and parent/guardian signatures.
A completed scholarship packet consists of:
- a completed application form (available online as a Word document or PDF file) with the two required signatures
- three essays
- two letters of recommendation
- one high school transcript
- a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA
- a copy of your college financial aid award letter**
- a copy of your college acceptance letter**
- a letter of support and validation from a treating physician
** If unavailable at the time of application, these documents (just from the school you decide to attend) must be submitted to the Community Foundation before the scholarship funds will be awarded.
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.