Jam Kancer in the Kan

Robert Jeans Memorial Scholarship Overview

Robert "Bobby" Jeans was an integral part of Jam Kancer In The Kan since its inception in 2014. Together with his wife Kristen, Bobby could always be found volunteering and supporting our fundraising events. Sadly, Bobby was taken from us in an automobile accident on June 15, 2018. To honor the memory of our dear friend, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Robert Jeans Memorial Scholarship. Our recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Bobby Jeans graduated from A.L. Johnson High school, where he lettered in soccer, wrestling and track and field. After graduating high school, he attended the University of South Carolina, where he majored in Business Administration, concentrating in finance and real estate. Bobby served as an Executive Director with PGIM- Global Investment Management Business of Prudential Financial Inc. He was a dedicated volunteer administrator and coach of Kenilworth Wrestling. Despite a busy work and volunteer schedule, Bobby was best known for being a loving husband and father.

Bobby and his wife Kristen moved to Scotch Plains, New Jersey in 2009, where they had 3 beautiful children - McKenna, Emerson & Declan. Bobby could always be found cheering McKenna on at a swim meet, rooting for Emerson at one of her dance competitions or teaching his buddy Declan his favorite of all sports, golf. Though his family misses him dearly, Bobby left behind a legacy of hard work, volunteerism, and love of family for his children.

Meet Our 2019 Robert Jeans Memorial Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce that Tori O'Connor of Fanwood, New Jersey has been named the recipient of the 2019 Robert Jeans Memorial Scholarship. A senior at Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School, Tori managed a busy extracurricular schedule while becoming a member of the National Honor Society. She will be attending William & Mary in the Fall of 2019.

Apply For The Robert Jeans Memorial Scholarship

 
  • Must be a resident of Scotch Plains or Fanwood, New Jersey
  • Must be involved in one or more after-school activity (Athletic team, Club, etc)
  • Must have a "B" average or higher
  • Must be attending college in Fall 2019
  • Must submit a 250 word or less essay describing how and why they went out of their way to assist someone affected by kancer
  • Must submit a letter from school official confirming: Grades, College Attending, and Service Performed

All materials must be emailed to jeansscholarship@jamkancerinthekan.com

 

Essays & confirmation letters must be submitted NO LATER than Weds, May 15, 2019

Recipient will be announced and notified on Monday, May 29, 2019

Please email us at info@jamkancerinthekan.com 

 

 
  • Must be a resident of Scotch Plains or Fanwood, New Jersey
  • Must be involved in one or more after-school activity (Athletic team, Club, etc)
  • Must have a "B" average or higher
  • Must be attending college in Fall 2019
  • Must submit a 250 word or less essay describing how and why they went out of their way to assist someone affected by kancer
  • Must submit a letter from school official confirming: Grades, College Attending, and Service Performed
 

Essays & confirmation letters must be submitted NO LATER than Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Recipient will be announced and notified on Monday, May 29, 2019