Jack Scura Fund


June 15, 2023

Awards Available: 1

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  • The Jack Scura Fund is offering a scholarship to disabled high school seniors who will be enrolling in an undergraduate program in the fall or who are currently enrolled. Applicants must be incoming or current students of an undergraduate program of a New Jersey college or university and have any kind of disability. Students must have a 3.2 and above GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Special attention will be given to applicants who have tremendous resumes or Curriculum Vitae. Must have proof of disability documentation. The following documents are required: a transcript of records, two (2) recommendation letters, a media release form, and a resume or Curriculum Vitae. In addition, a 600-800 word essay that answers the prompt: "Recount a time you have faced a challenge or setback in your life. How has this experience molded you into the person you are today?"

    Jack Scura Fund is designed to recognize students with special needs who are of good standing in school and in their communities. We are a business that runs on helping others and giving chances and the Jack Scura Fund would wish to offer a scholarship for fall and spring semesters to those with disabilities who are incoming or, are in an undergraduate program. The scholarship program is named in memory of John (“Jack”) Joseph Scura II, Esq. He was the founding partner of our firm and a true renaissance man. This scholarship is to carry on Jack’s dedication to education and helping others. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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Andrea I  on 12/7/2021 1:54:45 AM

When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). CIDP is a neurological disorder, a condition that targets my body’s nerves and affects my ability to walk. My parents and I were told that I would be paralyzed by age ten. I am eighteen years old now and I have not lost my ability to walk. Living with CIDP has been very challenging especially because I have been dealing with this chronic and rare illness since I was five months old. When I was twelve years old, I got very weak and had trouble walking. I was admitted to UCSF for 12 days. I was extremely weak and had to use a wheelchair. I was sent home with a walker. I was determined to walk without the walker and when I got home I knew that my life was going to change if I didn’t find the drive within me to get me through the challenges I was facing. I felt like my body had given up on me, but I could not see myself giving up so easily without putting up a fight against my own body. CIDP has taught me to be strong and has pushed me to do things I was told I was never going to be able to do. I believe that if did not face the challenges of CIDP I would not be the strong, brave and courageous person that I am today. My goal for the future is to become a physician assistant that specializes in pediatrics. I have always been passionate about the medical field, especially working with children. My first experience working with children with disabilities was at RAVE Family Foundation. I volunteered for two years and during my time at RAVE, I learned to care and provide services for the children. I was so fascinated with working with children that I decided to apply for an internship at Renown Medical Center through WCSD. I was accepted into a group internship and had the opportunity to learn about the different jobs and departments in the medical field. After learning about all the different departments, I concluded, that I wanted to work in pediat