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John L. Champion Scholarship

The Champions Against Cancer Foundation has established the John L. Champion Memorial Scholarship to support the financial needs of graduating high school seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer.


The awards seek to honor the spirit, positivity, sharp mind and determination that John displayed during his life and his 10-month battle with lymphoma. Scholarships will be presented at the respective high school awards ceremony in the spring. Scholarship award amounts will be up to $1,000 each.


  • Applicant must be a graduating senior currently attending one of Howard County, Maryland’s 12 public high schools.  

  • Applicant must have a parent/guardian who had or has cancer or has lost a parent/guardian to cancer.

  • Applicant will attend a higher education/vocational institution in the fall of 2023.


Each application must include the following Letters of Recommendation (two in total).

Each recommendation should discuss how cancer has affected the applicant.

One school recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor from the high school the applicant is currently attending;

One community recommendation from one of the following: place of worship, place of employment, counselor/social worker, hospital representative, coach, neighbor, or other non-relative.

Please print the Scholarship application and send to the address below, along with letters of recommendation.

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