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The Brendan Hession Foundation Scholarship


2013 Meningitis Survivor Educational Assistance Award

$1,500 Educational Assistance Award to a Meningitis Survivor

March 17, 1997 of bacterial meningitis. He was seventeen years old. Brendan loved life, learning, music, making people laugh, and just being Brendan. He was a bright and gifted student who, at the time of his death, had qualified as a National Merit semi-finalist.

Meningitis killed Brendan in sixteen hours, but other young people have survived this terrible disease. Many, however, are left to face life with crippling disabilities. Yet face life they do, with determination and courage.

Brendan never had the chance to achieve his academic goals, but the Brendan Hession Foundation would like to assist other students those who have survived meningitis reach theirs.

The 2013 scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a meningitis survivor
  • Be in pursuit of a secondary education at an accredited college, university, technical, or vocational school
  • Be a student in good standing at their current educational institution
  • Be in need of financial assistance

For more information, visit the Brendan Hession Foundation Scholarship website.

To access the application form, click here. The application deadline is Tuesday May 1, 2013. The Foundation Board will review applications and select a recipient by May 14, 2013.