Following the passing of IBCAT Founder Nancy Jaynes, a memorial scholarship has been offered to at least one high school senior whose parent is either undergoing treatment for breast cancer, or who has lost her/his battle with the disease.  Part of the scholarship application is to write an essay on how breast cancer has change you.  Each year these essays inspire the selection committee and board of directors.  With the approval of 2013 winners, we’d like to share their stories.

Hannah Franklin is from Lynn, Indiana.  She attends Randolph Southern High School and will be enrolled at Earlham College upon graduation.  Hannah lost her mother to breast cancer when she was a young teenager.  Read Hannah’s story and see how she is making a difference in her school and community.  Congratulations Hannah on your $1,500 Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award, and thank you for making a difference!


Kaleigh deWolf has also been awarded a $1,500 award.  Kaleigh is from Newburgh, Indiana and attends Castle High School.  Although Kaleigh hasn’t finalized which university she’ll be attending in the fall, she has determined that she will be studying history with the hopes of becoming a teacher.  Kaleigh’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2012.  Kaleigh’s story is of “Never-ending Strength”, and of inspiration.  Congratulations Kaleigh!