Eagles Fly Scholarship

The Eagles Fly for Leukemia Foundation was founded by the Philadelphia Eagles’ former tight end, Mr. Fred Hill, after his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. Mr. Hill, along with his teammates, began the quest to raise money desperately needed to support pediatric cancer research. Three decades later, Eagles Fly for Leukemia has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars to assist in the research to abolish leukemia and has been the driving force behind enhancing the lives of children already stricken with the disease. Saint Joseph’s University has joined the fight by granting a full-tuition scholarship to an incoming freshman who has survived cancer in his/her lifetime through strength, courage, and determination.

To apply for the Eagles Fly for Leukemia scholarship, students must submit the following application materials to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the scholarship application deadline of March 1st:

  • An official high school transcript.
  • SAT and/or ACT scores.
  • A recommendation from a medical source (i.e. doctor, nurse or hospital social worker) who can speak about your illness, treatment, recovery, as well as your character.
  • An essay/personal statement that documents your illness including the timing, treatment and how this illness has affected you.
  • Completed Eagles Fly for Leukemia Scholarship application.

If you have any questions about the Eagles Fly Scholarship, please contact Samantha Pitcher, scholarship coordinator, at scholarships@sju.edu

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