2022 Youth Education Award Recipient
Amy Adams – Delta, BC
Pursuing Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia
Diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma at age 11
Generously funded by R. Angus King Legacy Fund
As the recipient of the Education Award for Young Brain Tumour Survivors, I offer my gratitude in being chosen to receive this award. The funds will help contribute to my tuition in the coming semester. This award will help me focus more on my practice and learning and help reduce the debt incurred with schooling, for which I am so thankful. Additionally, this award recognizes the adversity and determination that I have fostered in an effort to create a pathway for myself in pursuing an education, that was once not a possibility.
Awards like yours help reduce students financial stress and allow them to focus on their studies. They also empower students and recognize the impact that battling an illness from a young age
can have on future success. Instead of this being a barrier, it has been transformed into a platform to spark strength and change in me. Thank you for providing this to me and other fellow
survivors. It is greatly appreciated, and something I will always cherish. Thank you to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and R. Angus King Legacy Fund for this opportunity!
Final Update: April 2023
I am writhing to express my appreciation for the Education Award for Young Brain Tumour Survivors awarded to me for nursing school. I am grateful for your generosity and support, and I am honored to be a recipient of this scholarship.
Receiving this scholarship has made a significant impact on my educational journey. It has helped alleviate my financial burden and provided me with the opportunity to focus on my studies and clinical experiences while lessening financial stress. I am excited and motivated to continue my education in nursing, and am planning to apply for a direct-entry Masters of Science in Nursing this fall, while working to build my clinical competencies. Building clinical skill is integral to being a competent nurse, as is advocating for vulnerable individuals at a systemic level to effect change on the systems within which they live. This is why I am continuing to pursue higher education, to build on my knowledge and critical thinking, and align myself for future prospects in leadership.
I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the entire scholarship committee and the Brain Tumour Foundation for recognizing my potential and supporting my educational aspirations. Your dedication to fostering academic excellence is truly commendable, and I am privileged to be a recipient of your generosity. Additionally, the recognition of the adversity I have had to
overcome in order to get to this point holds a special place in my heart. I promise to work diligently, excel in my studies, and use my education to make a positive difference in the lives of
patients and the healthcare profession.
Thank you again for your support.