Paul Drury Memorial CF Sibling Scholarship


April 26, 2024

The Paul Drury Memorial Scholarship honors a man who achieved so much in the face of cystic fibrosis.

The Paul Drury Memorial Scholarship honors a man who achieved so much in the face of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a disease that an entire family must face head on. The condition many times shapes the lives of not only the patient, but their family members. The scholarship program aims to highlight the support system that is so critical to success in the fight against CF. Cystic fibrosis siblings and children are people who share in the daily battle against CF. They help motivate their family members to remain compliant with medications and, ultimately, help carry some of the burden themselves! 


The BEF Scholarship Program committee considers the applicant’s scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community and need for financial assistance.  Each applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has an immediate family member with cystic fibrosis – but does not have cystic fibrosis themselves. Once candidates have been selected as semi-finalists, they will be granted a phone interview with a committee member.

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

  • Application
  • Recent photo
  • Letter from physician on letterhead that includes the following, completed sentence:
    • My patient, [name], has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and his/her brother/sister/mother/father, [name], is applying to the Paul Drury Memorial Scholarship with the Boomer Esiason Foundation.
  • Transcript (high school, college and/or graduate school)
  • Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution
  • W2 form for both parents OR tax return if self-employed

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