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 $1,000.

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 2022 Robert Jeans Memorial Scholarship Winner


We are honored to present the 2022 Robert Jeans Memorial Scholarship to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School graduating senior, Lindsay Edelman.

Lindsay served as President of SPFHS'S Student Movement Against Cancer Club (SMAC) for 2 years, volunteered for the American Cancer Society and at a number of our Foundations' Kancer Jam events, all while maintaining an A+ average at school. Lindsay will be continuing her education at Penn State University. We wish her luck in her future endeavors!

Meet Our Previous 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.

Eligibility: In order to apply for the Scholarship, all applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 1- Be a resident of Scotch Plains or Fanwood, New Jersey 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 6- Submit a letter from a school official confirming Grades and College Attending. Essays and confirmation letters must be submitted NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MAY 31ST. Recipient will be announced and notified on Monday, June 5, 2023.