2022 Winner: Asher Wright
Biography: My name is Asher Wright and I live in Garden Valley, Idaho. I attend Eastern Oregon University and am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology/Sociology. In the future I plan to become a School Psychologist as I have a passion for helping youth and creating a lasting impact on their lives.
Reaction Statement: Thank you, Doran and Murphy, for awarding me the Canceling Cancer Scholarship. When I first saw this scholarship I saw an opportunity to write about what was happening in my life in relation to cancer. Since I entered, my mother has passed from metastatic breast cancer and it has been difficult to find a desire to continue my education. This scholarship has given me a boost in my motivation and inspired me to keep pursuing my degree. It also reminded me that my mother would have wanted me to continue learning, fighting, and chasing my passion to make a difference in other people’s lives. I cannot express my gratitude enough at being chosen.
2021 Winner: Olivia Foster
Biography: Hello! My name is Olivia Foster and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a senior at San Diego State University and am majoring in Child and Family Development with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. I plan to become a family therapist in the future and am currently a preschool teacher.
Reaction Statement: I am so elated to have won this scholarship! It is an honor to receive this award and I am so grateful. It has been a hard year for me and my family and winning this scholarship takes a huge financial burden off me. Thank you to the attorneys at Doran and Murphy for helping me finish my education.
2020 Winner: Zinedine Hoque
Biography: Hello! My name is Zinedine Hoque, and I am a senior at Cornell University. I study Biological Sciences and I have minors in Psychology and Science and Technology. I live in Parkchester, Bronx. I want to become a cancer researcher in the future. In my spare time I love to read, watch shows, travel the world, and give back to my community by volunteering.
Reaction Statement: Thank you so much for choosing to award me this scholarship. I cannot express how grateful I am. The true meaning of this gift is beyond words, and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity. This scholarship will lift many financial burdens as I finish college and embark on my journey of graduate school. Growing up with many obstacles has presented academic challenges, but ultimately helped me realize the value of education. You have inspired me to continue working hard to become a cancer researcher, no matter the cost.