2024 Empowering Scholarship Winners

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Children's Cancer Connection
2024 Empowering Scholarship winners!

Jaclyn Gessner

“I am so grateful to receive this scholarship to help pay for my future education! I plan to major in human physiology and then go on to get a masters degree in prosthetics and orthotics. I am so appreciative of Children’s Cancer Connection and everything they’ve done for me and aspire to help give back to my community!”

Elise Lambert

“This scholarship is going to help me achieve higher education and pursue a doctorate in psychology. I’m excited to start this new chapter of my life and am grateful for this scholarship to help me reach my goals.”

Dakota Neblock

“The Empowering Scholarship brings me one step closer to accomplishing my dreams of becoming a nurse and sharing the love that I had once received during treatment with other kids going through the same things. I cannot wait to continue my education at the University of Iowa this fall and I am so incredibly thankful for CCC and what they have done for me and kids like me who went through or are currently going through treatment.”

Sarah Halverson

“I am so honored and appreciative to be a recipient of one of the Empowering Scholarships made possible by the generosity of supporters of Children’s Cancer Connection. Next year I plan to attend the University of Iowa and double major in dance and business. Thank you so much for helping me pursue my dream of one day opening my own dance studio!”

Jensen Kaldenberg

“I am incredibly grateful for the generous scholarship award. I am about to finish my automotive technology degree and with the help of this scholarship will be able to enroll to get my diesel technology degree as well. Thank you for this compassionate gift!”

Addison Whipple

“I am incredibly grateful for being selected for CCC’s
Empowering Scholarship because it will help me to pursue a degree in psychology, and further my education by getting a master’s in mental health counseling. I am beyond thankful for everything CCC has done for me and for everyone who helped make this scholarship available!”

Cadence Quick

“I plan to attend University of Iowa next fall and major in elementary education. I love working with kids, and this scholarship will go towards my tuition to accomplish my goal of being an educator!”