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SMAC is thrilled to announce the following winners of the 2022 SMAC Cancer Fighter Scholarship.


Winners of the SMAC Cancer Fighter Scholarship were selected from around the nation after distinguishing themselves in the classroom, in the community, and, most importantly, as leaders in the fight against cancer.  The courage, compassion, and leadership they have demonstrated is an inspiration!

Please join SMAC in congratulating these extraordinary scholarship winners:  

Lindsay Edelman

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

  • Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

  • SMAC President

  • Northeast Regional Campus Leadership Team member of the American Cancer Society on Campus

  • Relay for Life Team Captain

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team Captain

  • National Honor Society member

  • Inspired to be a ‘cancer fighter’ in memory of her grandfather

Amanda Grace

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

  • Somerville High School

  • SMAC member

  • National Honors Society member

  • Created Patches for Zander (who has Burkitt lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL))

Laney Hunker

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, PA

  • Mount Pleasant Area School District Senior High School

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Bereavement Sibling Camp Counselor

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Sibling Bereavement Peer Mentor

  • American Cancer Society "Fighting Vikings" Relay for Life team member

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Oncology Unit Cure Rock volunteer

  • National Honor Society member

  • Spanish National Honor Society member

Noah Katz

Clark University

Worcester, MA

  • Jamestown High School

  • Organized a team of peers and hosted multiple spikeball tournaments to raise money for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Students of the Year Program (SOY) Junior Advisory Team Member

Ashley Newman

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

  • Palmyra High School

  • Mini-THON Chair —> donates to Four Diamonds

  • Aspires to have a career in pediatric oncology

  • National Honor Society member

  • Student Government Vice President

Michael Schiffhauer

Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

  • Iroquois High School

  • Caregiver for grandfather during his fight with stage IV lung cancer

  • National Honor Society member

  • Student Government member

Colin Sheeley

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

  • Somerville High School

  • SMAC Co-Founder & President

  • National Honors Society member

Darien Wilson

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

  • Beacon High School

  • Cancer survivor (Wilms' tumor)

  • Participant in Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk

The Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) was founded in an effort to support a high school friend battling cancer. This group of students empowered their peers to fight back against cancer alongside their friend. In the process, they all had a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer. 

SMAC is proud to award the $1,000 Cancer Fighter Scholarship to eight graduating high school seniors who have been leaders in the fight against cancer. Scholarship applications for the 2022-23 year will be announced in the fall.

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