AIT Fenov Memorial Scholarship Overview

Fenov Pierre-Louis was beloved by many, and anyone who came into contact with him came away inspired. His incredible speeches have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, and all who view them came away amazed at the poise and grace exhibited by Fenov. It was easy to forget that Fenov was just a high school kid, who would have been entering his senior year.

Fenov was a student at the Academy of Information Technology (AIT), one of the top high schools in the United States. Despite missing a great deal of time due to his constant treatments, he was an honors student and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He dreamed of becoming a biomedical engineer.  It was at AIT that Fenov forged many of his closest friendships, with fellow students and teachers alike. AIT became a second home to Fenov, and he greatly enjoyed his time there.

Fenov's passing on July 18, 2018 came just months before he was to begin his Senior year at AIT. He was looking forward to applying to colleges and continuing his education. We know that had kancer not taken him from us, he's have gone on to accomplish great things.

In recognition of his love for school, we are pleased to announce the creation of The Fenov Pierre-Louis Memorial Scholarship at AIT. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is going on to college and who has gone out of their way to support someone with kancer.  The application requirements are outlined below.

Meet Our 2022 Fenov Pierre Louis Memorial Scholarship Winner


We were honored to visit the Academy of Information Technology last night to present the 2022 Fenov Pierre Louis Memorial Scholarship to Afonso Santos, a graduating senior who our selection committee felt best demonstrated Fenov’s mantra of “providing help & sympathy to someone affected by kancer”.

We wish Afonso well as he continues his studies at Stevens Institute of Technology pursuing his degree in Quantitative Finance.

Meet Our Previous Fenov Pierre Louis Memorial Scholarship Winner


It was with both pride & sadness that Jam Kancer in The Kan attended Senior Night at The Academy of Information Technology to present the Fenov Pierre Louis Memorial Scholarship in honor of our hero. Fenov was there in spirit as we presented Cailyn Jurczak with a $2,500.00 scholarship for her efforts creating & distributing Port Pillows, small handmade cushions that velcro onto seat belts in order to protect the ports of people living with kancer. We congratulate Cailyn for her amazing efforts to help Jam Kancer In The Kan!

To apply for the AIT Fenov Pierre Louis Memorial Scholarship-In order to apply for the Scholarship, all applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 1- Be a graduating member of the Class of 2023 2-Be involved in one or more after-school activities (athletic team, Club, etc) 3- Have a "B" average or higher 4- Attend college in Fall of 2023 5- Submit a 250 word or less essay describing how and why they went out of their way to assist someone with kancer. Applicants must detail exactly how the person or persons they assisted benefited from their actions. 6- Submit a letter from a school official confirming Grades, College Attending and Service performed. Essays and confirmation letters must be submitted NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2023 AT 5:00PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Recipient will be announced and notified on THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2023