Longmont Student Awarded $10,000 College Grant Through Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program
Funding will support tuition and other school fees; applications now open for the 2023 program
Boulder, Colo. – Jan. 12, 2023 – Recognizing the significant financial burden families shoulder when undergoing childhood cancer treatments, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is dedicating $500,000 in grants to help fund tuition and other school fees for childhood cancer survivors and siblings of those affected by childhood cancer through its annual Childhood Cancer Survivor and Sibling Scholarship Programs. Local Longmont resident Julianne Johnston has been recognized as one of the company’s 2022 Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship recipients, receiving a $5,000 renewable scholarship (for a total of $10,000).
“Childhood cancer robs children and their families of far too much, and that should not include the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a college degree,” said Steve Radke, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “We are proud to help these brave children start the next chapter of their lives, as well as recognize and honor the challenges siblings endure.”
During Julianne’s battle with cancer, she found a light in Make-A-Wish Colorado and has been passionate about giving back to her community ever since. After her first year in high school, Julianne raised more than $1,000 for her school’s Make-A-Wish Colorado fundraiser and has continued to raise money for the nonprofit ever since. Currently a freshman at Morningside College, Julianne is majoring in music education with hopes of being a high school band director.
“Not only does music make me happy, but it finds me at my darkest moments and brings me to the light,” said Julianne Johnston. “My service will always be heavily influenced by my cancer diagnosis as I see that time in my life as a jumping off point. Through my career and philanthropy efforts, I will be motivated by the kindness shown to me with Northwestern Mutual’s scholarship and during my cancer journey.”
Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Scholarship Program was created to help alleviate another major expense facing families affected by childhood cancer – the cost of a college education. To date, the company has supported more than 210 scholars and contributed nearly $1.5 million through its Childhood Cancer Scholarship Program. The program is administered through Scholarship America, an organization dedicated to developing scholarship solutions for student success.
Applications for the 2023 scholarship program are open now through Feb.1, 2023. To learn more and apply, visit:
Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program is committed to accelerating the search for better treatments and cures for childhood cancer, while also supporting families undergoing treatment and survivors struggling with lasting effects. Since 2012, the company has contributed
more than $45 million to the cause and funded more than 520,000 hours of research. To learn more about Northwestern Mutual’s continued efforts in the fight against childhood cancer, visit its Foundation’s website here.
About Northwestern Mutual Foundation
The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has given more than $400 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 165 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry- leading products to help its clients plan for what's most important. With more than $561 billion in combined company and client assets, $34 billion in revenues, and $2.1 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to nearly five million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and wealth and investment management services. Northwestern Mutual ranked 97 on the 2022 FORTUNE 500 and was recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2022.
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