Judy Christofolis Cancer Scholarship
In 2020, Ted Christofolis created the Judy Christofolis Cancer Scholarship in memory of his wife, Judy, who succumbed to metastatic breast cancer on March 12, 2020. Described as strong, generous, compassionate, selfless and humble, Judy left an indelible mark as a community leader and successful businesswoman, as well as a cherished wife, sister, aunt, friend and dog lover. She was an accomplished student, graduating from Warren Central High School and Butler University and went on to a successful career as a CPA. In addition to her professional life, Judy devoted her time, talent and treasures to numerous community organizations including Delta Gamma sorority, the Junior League of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis Day Nursery, Old Bethel United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the Indianapolis Cancer Guild. Judy’s other passions included traveling, using her culinary skills to entertain family, friends and clients at her homes in Indianapolis and on Syracuse Lake, and the many beloved dogs that she and Ted had over the years.
This scholarship, administered by the Indianapolis Cancer Guild in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is available to college-bound high school seniors who currently have or have experienced cancer personally, or has a parent/guardian or sibling who currently has or has had cancer. Two awards of $5,000 each are available.
▶︎Applicant must be a graduating high-school senior who will attend an accredited Indiana college or university as a full-time or part-time student.
▶︎Applicant must have experienced cancer themselves or through an immediate family member (either parent/guardian or a sibling).
▶︎Reside in Marion County or one of the contiguous counties - Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby or Hancock.
▶︎Show academic achievement with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Transcript required with application. Also share school involvement, extracurricular and volunteer activities.
▶︎Submit a letter of recommendation.
▶︎Submit a one-page essay or statement of circumstance, including how this scholarship will impact your ability to further your education.
▶︎As part of the selection process, applicants may be invited to meet briefly with members of the Scholarship Committee during the week of April 19th, via Zoom. Final scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, April 23, 2021.
Application deadline is March 30, 2021. Late/incomplete applications will not be considered.