Bonnie Strangio Education Scholarship

Amount: $500 to $1,000
Deadline: June 17, 2016

The Bonnie Strangio Education Scholarship is awarded annually to a person living with CF who, like Bonnie, has an upbeat personality and a “can-do” attitude.

The Bonnie Strangio Education Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor the memory of Bonnie Strangio. The scholarship is awarded to a person living with cystic fibrosis who, like Bonnie, has an upbeat personality and “can-do” attitude, and shows a tremendous passion for life in achieving their goals despite battling CF.

Bonnie loved life and everything in it. She appreciated family, friends and people in general. She always offered a patient ear to listen to friends. Bonnie held a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s in teaching, which led her to a career as a special education teacher in a New Jersey high school. There, she focused on allowing learning disabled students to integrate in mainstream society. Strong, brave and giving, Bonnie never felt sorry for herself but strove to make the best of everything. Everyone, young and old, loved her!


Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has cystic fibrosis and whose service and commitment to the prevention and cure of CF is exemplary. The scholarship committee will select finalists, who will be interviewed thereafter. The award recipient will be chosen by a majority vote.

Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:

• Application
• Essay (1. Discuss the importance of compliance to CF therapies and what you practice daily to stay healthy; 2.Discuss your post-graduation goals.)
• Recent photo
• Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine
• Transcript (high school, college and/or graduate school)
• Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution
• W2 form for both parents

Return completed applications to:

Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Chris McEwan
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

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