The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation awards annual college scholarships as inspiration to cancer patients and survivors in order that they may achieve their full potential in life. To be eligible to apply, all applicants must have had a cancer diagnosis prior to the age of 21. In addition to a cancer diagnosis, all applicants must be enrolled, or be planning to enroll, full time in an accredited college or university. Applicants must either be permanent residents of New York City, select counties in New Jersey, select counties of North Florida or select counties of South Georgia.
After going through the tragic events with Jay’s family, Coach Coughlin vowed that if he ever had the chance, he would create a way to help families with children battling cancer. Coach Coughlin kept his vow and started this foundation to be there in Jay’s honor. For over 25 years, the Jay Fund has evolved in size and scope. We have helped over 5,000 families and given away over $16 million in grants helping thousands of families in Northeast Florida and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.