forever 49 foundation scholarship

Scholarship Information

The Forever 49 Foundation was established to honor the memory of Beth Vissing Nieman by offering tuition assistance to a student or students from LaSalle and/or Mercy McAuley High Schools affected by cancer, whether it be a loved one’s illness or the student’s illness. 

Beth passed away due to cancer in 2018 at the age of 49. Because of her close connections with both LaSalle and Mercy McAuley, it is her family’s wish to help a student or students in those schools by providing financial assistance.

Scholarship Application and Guidelines

Who is eligible?

  • The applicant must be attending LaSalle or Mercy McAuley High School during the school year for which they are applying for a scholarship.
  • The student must be affected by cancer him/herself or in his/her immediate family.

How to apply

  • In 350-500 words, explain how you or a family member have been challenged by cancer, how you have thrived despite this challenge, and how this financial assistance will help you.
  • Essay must be typed and must contain the applicant’s name, address and phone number, a.
  • Essay must contain the name and signature of a parent/guardian.

We will begin accepting applications for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year on January 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and awarded no later than March 1, 2020.

All applications should be submitted via email to:

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