Lake Forest, IL – The Chicago Bears are calling for applications for the Collin Wehr Scholarship, a unique opportunity aimed at supporting young survivors of pediatric cancer and their siblings. This scholarship program, inspired by the memory of Collin Wehr, an aspiring NFL Network reporter and brave pediatric cancer warrior, is now accepting applicants for the upcoming academic year.
Collin Wehr’s dream of being an NFL reporter came true in 2011 when he reported from Halas Hall alongside Tom Waddle. His legacy continues through this scholarship, which seeks to ease the financial burden on young people whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The Chicago Bears have woven Collin’s memory into a program that not only honors his aspirations but also provides practical support to those following in his footsteps.
The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens under 23 years of age, living in Illinois or northwest Indiana, who are either cancer survivors, undergoing cancer treatment, or siblings of those who have lost their fight. It offers financial assistance for tuition, books, and living expenses at accredited post-secondary institutions in the U.S.
To apply, candidates need to demonstrate their journey through an essay, community service summary, and reference letters, alongside an official transcript showcasing their academic achievements. Applications can be submitted online or mailed to the Chicago Bears Football Club. The deadline for submission is January 12th, 2024.