Scholarship Essay

Amy Morton

James “Rhio” O’Connor lived.

An Arch Beneath God’s Sun

An Arch Beneath God’s Sun

An Inspiration And Role Model

Three weeks before my sixth birthday, my mother died from breast cancer.

An Ode To Life

In Honor of James Rhio O’Connor, an Ode to the Next Generation of Medicine

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


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

Another Way

James R. O’Connor’s bravery in following his own conscience and good judgment earned him seven and a half more years of life than he would have otherwise had he conformed to the advice of others.

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.

Anything Is Possible

We ask ourselves is life fair and the answer is no.

Arévalo, Philip

Living Through

Arredondo, Anna

If I had Cancer

Arsenault, Joshua Taylor

I would like to use a personal reference that started long before I was even born as my basis for writing this essay.

Ashing, Nandy

True Inspiration

Atkinson, Jerrod W.

Cancer is feared by almost everyone.

Austin, Jami

Not Ready Yet

Avila, Yenisel

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.

Bach, Ashley E.

Facing any illness can’t be truly appreciated until you have been given a diagnosis yourself.

Bacon, Marian

What steps would you take if you were given a dire cancer prognosis?

Bae, Hyeon Jin (Gordon)

You wait alone in a windowless room too large to be a closet but too small to hold a hospital bed.

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