Who Can Apply:
- Laura Thorne was an incredible special education teacher who gave her all to students and made a meaningful difference in their lives. Laura passed away at an early age after her battle with cancer.
- Special education teachers serve their students in a unique way and help strengthen their school’s community. The Laura Thorne Memorial Scholarship will support students who are pursuing a career in special education and who have been affected by cancer.
- High school seniors or undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are residing in PA, pursuing a career as a special education teacher, have volunteer experience, and have had cancer affect them directly or someone close to them. Preference will be given to first generation college students.
Submission: To apply, write about how cancer has had an impact on your life and why you are passionate about becoming a special education teacher.
Deadline: August 1, 2023