The Paul Bernot Memorial Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 scholarship.
The Scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of Paul Bernot. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student with a passion for fitness/athletics who is a legal resident of the United States of America, is pursuing post high school education, and who is currently or has previously been diagnosed/treated for cancer. The scholarship amount is $3000.
Audrey Maggart is from St. Joseph, Missouri and will be attending Mississippi College in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing. Audrey has a passion for athletics and has been involved in cross country, basketball, and track despite her diagnosis of retinoblastoma as a young child. Though she had to have one of her eyes removed and wear a prosthetic in its place, Audrey has never let her visual impairment or battle with cancer prohibit her from pursuing what she loves most. Her hope is that through her story she is able to bless and encourage individuals going through similar challenges to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential.
The Paul Bernot Memorial Foundation is thrilled to announce Abigail Blauvelt as the 2019 college scholarship winner. Abbie is currently at Boston College and is majoring in Biology. She shared with us that in spite of her Leukemia diagnosis, she continued to compete in gymnastics, wearing a mask to practice and with her chemo port accessed. Her doctors credited her minimal side effects to her continued participation in sports and her drive to stay active. We are thrilled with all she has been able to accomplish thus far, and are so glad to be able to assist her in her journey in Paul's memory. Good luck at BC this year, Abbie!!
Please join us in congratulating Austin Dorman, the 2018 Winner of the Paul Bernot Memorial Foundation Scholarship. Austin remained active in his sports, soccer and swimming, despite his diagnosis of a rare lung tumor. Austin persisted and started school at Shippensburg University where he is dual-majoring in Early Childhood Studies and Special Education.