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Practice management provider Lexicon will award a $25,000 college scholarship to a law school-attending cancer survivor. The Lexicon Services Legal Scholarship was created to help the recipient realize their dream of earning a law degree, in collaboration with Cancer for College.
5,000 people aged 15-19 will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and one in 100 current college students is a cancer survivor.
“Lexicon wants to give back to the communities in which we live and work,” Lexicon CEO Scott Brennan said. “Law school is expensive. The scholarship was created to help offset the cost of legal education and the financial devastation that the student and their family encounters while battling cancer.”
With 42% of cancer survivors and their families losing their life savings, Lexicon and Cancer for College are partnering to help alleviate the financial burdens that come with law school for a qualifying survivor.
Since 1993, Cancer for College has been providing need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors. The organization has granted more than 1,400 scholarships awarding more than $4 million to survivors around the country. Lexicon’s partnership with the charity beginning in 2020 highlights its corporate goal to expand its impact and contribute to a larger community need.
“No child should ever have to deal with cancer. It’s a horrible disease that beats you mercilessly. At Cancer for College, we work with students to help them thrive through and beyond college. We are proud to partner with a great company like Lexicon to support law students in their endeavor to make a difference in the world through their practice of law,” said Craig Pollard, Founder of Cancer for College.
The scholarship application period for the 2021 scholarship will be open from November 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. To apply or learn more about this scholarship, please visit CancerforCollege.org or via the Lexicon website at lexiconservices.com/lexi….