Scholarship Essay

Scholarship Essay


2011 James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Winners

The Cancer Monthly Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the applicants who participated in this extraordinary essay contest.

2012 James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Winners

The Cancer Monthly Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the applicants who participated in this extraordinary essay contest. Judging was difficult, but the winners were selected based on style, content, grammar and originality. Below is the list of winners. Please note the following: 1) Winners will be contacted between before August 30, 2012 to verify status and mailing address to receive their scholarship. 2) This list … Continue reading 2012 James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Winners »

A++ Essays – James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Winners – Year

The Cancer Monthly Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the 1,500+ applicants who participated in this extraordinary essay contest.

Abdiwahab, Ekland

Rhio O’Connor was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2001 as a result of Asbestos exposure as a child. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from the Mesothelium, a membrane that forms the lining of many organs including the heart sac, abdo

Acheampong, Afua

Cancer is one of the deadliest and most painful diseases which destroys the victim slowly, and if not detected on time, might cause damage to other body organs and even the into the bone marrow.

Adams, Ashley

I sit outside the room, listening to the joyful chirping of the budgies, but there is little joy within the walls of the building I am in. Although I am a young ten year old, I recognize that no amount of chirping birds and bright paint will cover up the stench of death and despair within the walls of a hospice. I am there for … Continue reading Adams, Ashley »

Adams, Charlotte

Individuals such as James “Rhio” O’Connor are truly amazing.

Ahmady, Shivan

Life: Our Advantage

Ahrendt, Sarah

Though the last six years of Rhio O’ Connor’s life may have been difficult and almost unbearable, they may have made more of an impact on thousands of people’s lives then his entire life.

Aishwarya, Vivekanandan

Surviving Mesothelioma

Aiyelabowo, Bisi

Before a mother gives birth, life is envisioned.

Ala, Abdullah-Mahdi

After hearing that my father had a rare form of throat cancer in May of 2009, my heart sank to my feet.

Allen, Angela

Surviving Personal Demons

Alvarado, Jesse Hans

Living past Cancer

Amy Morton

James “Rhio” O’Connor lived.

Anderson, Jenna

Everyday, I wake up and prepare for the day understanding two concepts.

Anderson, Kolawole

Mesotheiloma + Metamorphous = Mesotheliorpheous

Anderson, Nate

Hope or Fear: A Personal Perspective on Cancer

Anderson, Ruth

Rhio O’Connor is a shining example to all of us to Never, ever give up.

Andre, Miguel

LIVING WITH MESOTHELIOMA AND BEATING THE ODDS

Anfield, Tiffany

To be given the news that you have cancer is probably the worst news a person can be given.

Angelotti, Amanda

The Case for an Integrative Cancer Medicine: The James Rhio O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest

Ansong, Karen

Life and Cancer

Antanitus, Edward S.

Having past experience with cancer in my family, I would take the advice of the doctor and start treatment; however, I would not stop in my pursuit of an academic career.

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