Who Can Apply:
- The Jackanow siblings, Taylor and Max, are alumni of Arizona State University. In 2008, the family lost their father to suicide, an impact on their lives that they could have never foreseen. Wanting to support students who have been through similar tragedies, the pair created this scholarship because they know the value of a higher education and want to relieve the financial burden brought on by rising tuition costs.
- Suicide is the twelfth leading cause of death in the United States, cutting lives short every day.
- Each year, nearly 46,000 die by suicide, and a staggering 1.2 million suicide attempts are made yearly. Losing someone to suicide can be a traumatic experience that is difficult to get through, especially if you lose a family member or close friend.
- Any undergraduate or graduate student at University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or Grand Canyon University who has lost a loved one to suicide may apply for this scholarship.
Submission: To apply, tell us who you lost to suicide, how the experience impacted your life, how you overcame the loss, and what you learned from the experience.
Deadline: June 1, 2024