BNCA College Scholarships

Boston North Cancer Association
College Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

College Scholarship Application Process
BNCA restricts college scholarship funding to applicants who reside in one of the following communities:
Amesbury, Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury.
One applicant will be selected for each scholarship category from a competitive application process. BNCA will notify applicants about award decisions by April 15. These are one-time, non-renewable $3,500 scholarships.
The scholarship awards will be presented at a special reception on May 7, 2020. The scholarship award recipients are required to attend this event as a condition of receiving the scholarship. In order to secure the scholarship payment, scholarship recipients must submit written documentation from the college/university to BNCA indicating that the recipients are actively enrolled for the fall 2020 semester.
For questions or additional information, contact BNCA at scholarships@bostonnorthcancer.org
Application must be completed online.
IMPORTANT
The following documents are required at the time of submission of the online application. Please have these documents in your possession before commencing this online application as you will not be able to save a partially completed application. Documents that must be sent directly must be emailed to scholarships@bostonnorthcancer.org. Partial applications will not be considered.
I. Resume: Please attach a resume at the end of this application that includes extra-curricular and volunteer activities and employment history. Please include dates of participation, company names, positions held, and leadership roles where appropriate.
II. Essay Questions: Please answer the following questions in three pages or less.
1. How has cancer played a role in your life and in your goals for the future?
2. Who or what inspired you to pursue a college degree? 
If you have declared your major, please indicate who or what inspired your choice of major as well.
III. References: Please include two typed and signed letters of recommendation
Please note: References from friends or family members will not be considered.
IV. Official Signed Copy of High School Transcript: Please include with the online application. If necessary for high school to send directly please email to scholarships@bostonnorthcancer.org.
V. Physician Letter: Please include a signed letter from your physician on official letterhead verifying that you qualify for this scholarship with a past or present cancer diagnosis for yourself or parent. Include with the online application.
Online deadline is April 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The submission of a scholarship application shall constitute the applicant’s authorization to Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. to use the applicant’s personal information and photographs for the purpose of promoting the association.

David J. Solimine, Sr.
David J. Solimine, Sr.

The David J. Solimine, Sr. Honorary Scholarship
Awarded annually to a college-bound north of Boston high school senior who is a cancer survivor or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. 

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David J. Solimine Sr.
David J. Solimine Sr. is the Founder and Director of Solimine Funeral Homes. Mr. Solimine is deeply committed to the health and well-being of North Shore residents. A lifelong Lynn resident, Dave takes pride in his deep community roots. A dedicated and tireless community leader, Dave is a past president and long serving member of Boston North Cancer Association’s Board of Directors.

The Mary Barbuzzi Breast Cancer Memorial Scholarship
A $3,500 scholarship awarded annually to a college-bound north of Boston high school senior whose parent is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, survived breast cancer treatment, or passed away from breast cancer.


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Mary Barbuzzi
The late Mary Barbuzzi was a member of the Boston North Cancer Association’s Board of Directors for over ten years. Born in Lynn, Mary was a resident of Swampscott most of her life. A known leader in home care, Mary was a successful businesswoman who developed Freedom Home Care into a top private home care agency on the North Shore.

The Hope Begins Here Scholarship

Awarded annually to a college-bound north of Boston high school senior whose parent either passed away from cancer, survived cancer during the applicant's childhood years, or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the annual recipient of the Boston North Cancer Association's Hope Begins Here Award. 

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Boston North Cancer Association
Bargoot Medical School Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

Bargoot Scholarship Application Process
BNCA restricts medical school scholarship funding to applicants who resided in Essex County, MA during their secondary school years.
One applicant will be selected from a competitive application process. BNCA will notify applicants about award decisions by April 15. This is a one-time, non-renewable $7,500 scholarship. BNCA will notify applicants about award decisions by April 15.
The scholarship awards will be presented at a special reception on May 7, 2020. The scholarship award recipients are required to attend this event as a condition of receiving the scholarship. In order to issue the scholarship payment, scholarship recipients must submit written documentation from the college/university to BNCA indicating that the recipients are actively enrolled for the fall 2020 semester.
For questions or additional information, contact BNCA at scholarships@bostonnorthcancer.org
Application must be completed online.
IMPORTANT
The following documents are required at the time of submission of the online application. Please have these documents in your possession before commencing this online application as you will not be able to save a partially completed application. Documents that must be sent directly can be emailed to scholarships@bostonnorthcancer.org. Partial applications will not be considered.
I. Resume: 
Please attach a current resume with the online application.
II. Essay Questions: Please answer the following questions in three pages or less.
  1. Who and/or what inspired you to pursue a degree in medicine?
  2. What area of medicine do you plan to pursue and why?
  3. How do you envision incorporating cancer treatment, prevention and education into your profession?
III. Reference: 
Please attach a reference to support your application with the online application. Please note: References from friends or family members will not be considered.
IV. Official Signed Copy of College/University Transcript: Please include with the online application. If necessary for school to send directly please email to scholarships@bostonnorthcancer.org.
V. Official Signed Copy of Medical School Transcript: If already attending medical school please include with the online application. If necessary for school to send directly please email to scholarships@bostonnorthcancer.org.
Online deadline is April 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The submission of a scholarship application shall constitute the applicant’s authorization to Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. to use the applicant’s personal information and photographs for the purpose of promoting the association.

F. John Bargoot, MD
F. John Bargoot, MD

The F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a medical school student who resided in Essex County, MA during their high school years and has a demonstrated interest in cancer treatment and prevention.

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F. John Bargoot, MD
The late F. John Bargoot, MD was past president and long serving member of the Boston North Cancer Association’s Board of Directors. A resident of Swampscott, MA for 40 years, Dr. Bargoot dedicated his entire career to the treatment and prevention of cancer. He served as the Director of the Division of Radiation Therapy for Atlanticare Medical Center in Lynn, MA from 1973-1993, and as a Radiation Oncologist at Lahey Clinic for 10 years.


***NEW*** FUND AN HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP

Through the generosity of a growing number of supportive donors, a $1,000 privately-funded honorary scholarship awarded to a college-bound North Shore high school senior impacted by cancer personally or in their immediate family (chosen by the BNCA from the pool of non-winning applicants}, based on availability. Contact: info@bostonnorthcancer.org


2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

Alexia Palm – Recipient of David J. Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarship
Bishop Fenwick High School, Class of 2019
Merrimack College, Class of 2023

Kyle Anderson – Recipient of Hope Begins Here Scholarship
Malden Catholic High School, Class of 2019
UMass Boston, Class of 2023

Grace Ferri – Recipient of F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship 
Austin Prep High School, Class of 2014
Boston University, Class of 2018
Boston University School of Medicine, Class of 2022

Kyle Lopez – Recipient of Mary Barbuzzi Breast Cancer Scholarship 
Funded by the family and friends of Mary Barbuzzi
St. John’s Preparatory School, Class of 2019
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Class of 2023

Anthony Djoko – Recipient of Lightshed Photography Honorary Scholarship
Funded by Kendra and Dan St. John of Lightshed Photography
Danvers High School, Class of 2019
Brandeis University, Class of 2023

Jared Cepiel – Recipient of Rising Star Honorary Scholarship 
Funded by Dr. Carmela Mancini and Tim Swigor
Triton Regional High School, Class of 2019
University of Maine, Class of 2023

Erin Kidd – Recipient of BNCA Board of Directors Scholarship 
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Class of 2019
Salem State University, Class of 2023


Previous Scholarship Winners

David J. Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarship

Dorothy Ezemba – 2018
Lynn English High School, Class of 2018
UMASS Lowell, Class of 2022

Alicia L. Luongo – 2017**
Saugus High School Class of 2017
Quinnipiac University, Class of 2021

Cassidy S. Woods – 2017**
Bishop Fenwick High School, Class of 2017
Sacred Heart University, Class of 2021

Gillian Guerin – 2016
Manchester Essex Regional High School Class of 2016
Sacred Heart University, Class of 2020

Brooks Saunders – 2015
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Class of 2015
UMass Lowell

Jose Marin – 2014
Lynn Classical, Class of 2014
North Shore Community College

Raquel S. Felipe – 2013
Essex Agricultural Technical High School, Class of 2013
North Shore Community College

Alix Lara – 2012
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Class of 2012
St. Michael’s College, Class of 2016

Victoria Costa – 2011
Lynnfield High School, Class of 2011
University of Rhode Island, Class of 2015

Sengin Holland – 2010*
Lynn Technical Vocational Institute, Class of 2010
Fitchburg State College, Class of 2014

Judith Theriault – 2010*
Bishop Fenwick High School, Class of 2010
Merrimack College, Class of 2014

** In 2018, two $3,500 scholarships were awarded in this category.
*In 2010, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded in this category.


Hope Begins Here Scholarship
Awarded in honor of
Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP – 2019
David J. Solomine Sr. – 2018
Noel P. DeFelippo, MD – 2017
Andrea McKee, MD and Rebecca Yang, MD – 2016
Diane T. Stringer – 2015
Herbert H. Leventhal, MD – 2014
Karen J. Krag, MD – 2013
Donald M. Perlman, MD – 2012
Ronald S. Weinger, MD – 2011

Meghan Craaybeek – 2018
Gloucester High School, Class of 2018
UMASS Amherst, Class of 2022

Arthur R. Kautz – 2017
Swampscott High School, Class of 2017
Northeastern University, Class of 2021

Erin Curley – 2016
Salem High School, Class of 2016
Simmons College, Class of 2020

Anna Gibbs – 2015
Ipswich High School, Class of 2015
Harvard University

Bella Capone – 2015
Swampscott High School, Class of 2015
North Shore Community College

Haley Greenslade – 2014
Masconomet Regional High School, Class of 2014
Tufts University

Andrew Gibson – 2013
St. John’s Prep, Class of 2013
University of New Hampshire
Susan Pomilla – 2013
Hamilton Wenham RHS, Class of 2013
Endicott College

Joseph Dunning – 2012
Salem High School, Class of 2012
Vassar College, Class of 2016

Brittany Murtaugh – 2011
Marblehead High School, Class of 2011
Lesley University, Class of 2015

Emily Cardenas – 2010*
Swampscott High School, Class of 2010
Boston University, Class of 2014

Wilfredo Garcia – 2010*
Lynn Technical Vocational Institute, Class of 2010
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Class of 2014

Laura Sullivan – 2010*
Lynnfield High School, Class of 2010
Saint Anselm College, Class of 2014

*In 2010, three $1,000 scholarships were awarded in this category.


F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship

Molly Griffin– 2018
Gloucester High School, Class of 2008
Harvard College, Class of 2012
UMASS Medical School, Class of 2021

Stewart O. Pine – 2017
Newburyport High School, Class of 2010
Harvard Medical School, Class of 2014
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Class of 2020

Craig J. Maguire – 2016
Triton Regional High School, Class of 2007
University of Rochester, Class of 2011
Tufts University School of Medicine, Class of 2017

Weston Sacco – 2015
Lynnfield High School Class of 2006
Davidson College Class of 2010
Tulane University School of Medicine current

Nathan Bankoff – 2014
Lynnfield High School, Class of 2006
Tufts University, Class of 2010, 2012
Tufts University School of Medicine, current

Jonathan J. Paly – 2013
St. John’s Prep, Class of 2003
Lehigh University, Class of 2007
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, current

Megan Furnari – 2012
Pingree High School, Class of 2002
Brown University, Class of 2006
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Class of 2013

Whitney Hendrickson – 2011
Masconomet Regional High School, Class of 2005
Middlebury College, Class of 2009
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Class of 2014

Julie Lamusta – 2010
Lynnfield High School, Class of 2002
Harvard Medical School, Class of 2006
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Class of 2011