The Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship

"Though it cost us all we have, get Wisdom"


The Scholarship Selection Process


The Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to serve:

  • Individuals with Sickle Cell Anemia disease
  • Individuals with other life threatening diseases
  • Individuals with financial hardships:
    • Large medical bills
    • Multiple children attending college
    • Excessive bills due to unemployment


Please complete all sections of the application.

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2024


Scholarship Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease (not the Sickle Cell Anemia Trait)
  • Diagnosed with a life threatening diseases (Lupus, Diabetes, etc.)
  • Students with financial hardship

  • Applicants must have completed high school with a  2.5 GPA 
  • A scholarship application completed in full 
  • Applicants must provide the following documents: 
    • Current high school transcript
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • A current 5x7 personal photograph (head shot only)
    • Proof of U.S. Citizenship and permanent residency (i.e. State-Issued ID, Social Security Card)
    • Three letters of reference:
      • High School Principal, Counselor, or Teacher
      • Personal Reference (Friend or Family Member)
      • Minister
  • A letter of certification from parent/guardian or physician verifying that you have been diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease or another Life Threatening Disease
  • Applicants must submit a personal essay not to exceed 500 words
    • The essay must contain the following information:
      • Describe goals for college and personal/professional ambitions
      • Explain why they deserve to receive the Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship
      • List of special hardships or financial needs


Application and supporting documents must be postmarked by:

June 30, 2024



Scholarship Recipients will be notified by:

 September 22, 2024

"Begin to weave and God will give you the thread."