Fenov Scholarships Overview
It gives me great pleasure to announce that, together with Jam Kancer, I will once again be awarding scholarships in memory of my friend, Fenov Pierre-Louis. Fenov was gifted in many ways. Despite battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma kancer for much of his life, he always maintained an incredibly positive attitude, always with his trademark smile on his face. His passing on July 18, 2018 devastated all who knew him. While we are saddened deeply by his passing, our commitment to carry forth his message of hope remains.
Fenov maintained an "A" average and was a member of the National Honor Society. He accomplished this despite missing a great deal of time from school due to ongoing treatments. His commitment to his studies was another reason why I admired him. I often find myself wondering what Fenov would be doing now, had kancer not taken him from us. It saddens me to think that our world was deprived of his brilliance because of this vile disease- Fenov was destined for greatness.
Anyone who had the pleasure of hearing or seeing Fenov speak knew that he was wise beyond his years. Despite the incredible obstacles that kancer presented, he always maintained a positive attitude and lived to use his speaking abilities to inspire people to continue the fight against kancer.
Fenov said many brilliant things when speaking, but one thing always stuck with me: “Even the smallest amounts of help and sympathy you can provide to a child with kancer will mean the absolute world.” That quote has always stuck with me, and will remain one of my guiding principles in carrying forth his legacy.
With Fenov’s words and spirit guiding us, we are going to award 5 "Fenov Scholarships" to graduating high school seniors continuing on to college who have "provided help and sympathy" to someone with kancer. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,000. To be considered, please submit an essay that is not longer than 250 words, telling us in detail how you went out of your way to provide help and sympathy to a person with kancer.
Thank you and good luck.
ANDERS LEE, NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Meet Our 2022 Fenov Scholars
Sophia is graduating from Sacred Heart Academy on Long Island and will be attending Indiana University in the fall. After seeing her grandmother successfully battle kancer at the age of 6, Sophia pledged to do things to help others affected by this disease. As a young girl, she made and sold bracelets to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
After volunteering at a number of Jam Kancer In The Kan events and hearing Fenov speak, Sophia staged her own Kancer Jam event and used the funds raised to purchase gifts for children with kancer at a local hospital.
Jakob is graduating from Westfied High School in Westfield, NJ and will be attending Washington University in the fall. After losing his beloved grandfather to kancer, Jakob was determined to honor him by doing something to help others affected by this vile disease.
He reached out to Jam Kancer and worked with us for over a year in planning a Kancer Jam with his Delaware Valley Youth Ultimate - DEVYL teammates and friends, which was held in March of 2022 and raised nearly $9,000 for families affected by kancer.
Ryan is graduating from Hauppauge High School in Hauppauge, New York and will be attending Salisbury University in Maryland in the fall, where she will also play soccer. Ryan lost her father Steve, a New York City police officer, to a 9/11-related cancer when she was 9 years old. Shortly after her fathers passing, Ryan participated in a soccer cancer fundraiser called "Kicks for Cancer", which she has done every year since.
Her passion grew from selling bracelets as a young girl to actively soliciting sponsorships from local businesses as a high school senior, where her team's fundraising efforts raised over $40,000 for the cause.
Meet Our Previous Fenov Scholars
Apply To Be A Fenov Scholar
- Must be a graduating High School senior
- Must have a "B" average or higher
- Must be attending college in Fall 2022
- Must submit an essay of not more than 250 words, detailing how you provided help and sympathy to someone with kancer
- Must submit a letter from school official confirming: Grades, College Attending, and Service Performed
All applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant should write FENOV SCHOLAR APPLICATION in subject line.
Essays & confirmation letters must be submitted NO LATER than 5:00pm Eastern Standard time on MONDAY, June 6, 2022
Recipients will be announced and notified on FRIDAY, June 10, 2022
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