Jill Weaver Starkman Scholarship

The Jill Weaver Starkman Scholarship is awarded to a young adult who has cancer or who has conquered it; or, to a young adult who has selflessly supported a brother, sister, mother, or father who has been diagnosed with cancer. Jill Weaver Starkman was a loving mother of three and an accomplished professional horsewoman and trainer in San Luis Obispo, CA. She died of breast cancer in 2012. Jill's family will remember that she embodied the spirit of adventure. She also had compassion and skill for communicating with humans and animals alike. Jill's daughter, Sophia, asked to honor her mother's memory and her love of horses with this college scholarship. The scholarship helps support a young adult's determination to persevere by pushing fear aside and finding the courage to "get back on the horse."Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,500
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