BNCA College Scholarships

Herbert Leventhal, MD

Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. 
Introduces New Honorary Scholarship Recognizing 
Herbert H. Leventhal, MD

Boston North Cancer Association Inc. is excited to introduce the Herbert H. Leventhal, MD, Honorary Scholarship, commemorating Dr. Leventhal for his more than 49 years of dedicated and compassionate care for cancer patients. The inaugural recipient will be recognized during a virtual ceremony this spring.

The scholarship will be given 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, and has an interest in pursuing a career in medicine.

Dr. Leventhal was past president and long-serving member of the Boston North Cancer Association’s Board of Directors. He is a board-certified radiologist, radiation oncologist who considers radiation oncology his true passion. Before entering retirement, he treated patients at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, MA, and Lynn Hospital, Lynn, MA.

He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tufts University School of Medicine and completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and in General Radiology at Boston City Hospital and University Hospital with Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Leventhal served as an instructor in the department of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and as an assistant clinical professor of radiation oncology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

In 1995 he was awarded the Physician of Excellence Award by AtlantiCare Medical Center (Union Hospital). He serves as an active member in the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Boston North Cancer Association, Inc., Fellow American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America. 

Dr. Leventhal served our country as a Captain in the United States Army, on active duty from 1967-1969.

We are proud to honor him as a current Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. board member, outstanding physician, and friend. His gift helped change lives, and so can yours

Boston North Cancer Association
College Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: Extended to May 1, 2021

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. These are one-time, non-renewable $3,500 scholarships.
 
The scholarship awards will be presented at a special reception on a new date to be announced due to the COVID-19 virus postponement. The scholarship award recipients are strongly urged to attend but if school engagements interfere they are not required to attend to receive 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 2021 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.
 
 
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.
 

Herbert H. Leventhal, MD.
Herbert H. Leventhal, MD

Herbert H. Leventhal, MD Honorary Scholarship – NEW
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, and has an interest in pursuing a career in medicine. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Herbert H. Leventhal, MD. 

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Herbert H. Leventhal, MD
Herbert H. Leventhal, MD was past president and long serving member of the Boston North Cancer Association’s Board of Directors. This scholarship honors his more than 49 years of dedicated and compassionate care for patients with cancer. A resident of Swampscott, Dr. Leventhal, now retired, treated patients at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, MA and Lynn Hospital, Lynn, MA. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tufts University School of Medicine and is a board-certified Radiologist, Radiation Oncologist.

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: Extended to May 1, 2021

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 decision. This is a one-time, non-renewable $7,500 scholarship.
 
The scholarship awards will be presented at a special reception on a new date to be announced due to the COVID-19 virus postponement. The scholarship award recipients are strongly urged to attend but if school engagements interfere they are not required to attend to receive 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 2021 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.
 
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


Click here for a list of BNCA Scholarship Recipients