The Scholarship

The foundation created our scholarship to help children who have lost a parent to lung cancer.  John handed the torch to his family and with his giving nature in mind, the foundation offers this scholarship.  While most non-profit organizations focus on research, we are focusing on education.  Lung cancer remains woefully underfunded compared to other cancers.  If we want to change this trend, we need to reverse the stigma associated with this disease.  We believe that starts with education.  Our first step in educating is through our scholarship program.

Scholarship Fact Sheet

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  • A high school senior who has lost a parent to lung cancer.
  • A  minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Enrollment in a post secondary institution (ie: junior college, university, vocational/trade school).  Evidence of enrollment must be provided.

Application Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Copy of death certificate from deceased parent


  • Application must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2015.

Type of Reward

  • Up to $2500 scholarship

Completed Application Sent To:

John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation
Jenny Haase, Foundation Scholarship Representative

PO BOX 258
Gretna, NE  68028-0258


Jenny Haase, Foundation Scholarship Representative