Matthew Kelly Epitome of Courage Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Matthew Kelly. Matthew Todd Kelly courageously battled Cystic Fibrosis for 29 years. He lost his battle with CF while waiting for a double lung transplant. Matt had an iron determination, a sense of humor and an eternal optimism that enabled this Wilson grad to graduate with honors from Penn State. He refused to be a bystander or a victim. Matt’s family and many friends know that he blessed their lives with his example of attitude and love. Matt was an avid sports fan and somewhat of an authority. He enjoyed Politics and Current Events. Matt is deeply missed by his family who are sustained by the wonderful memories and lessons he taught them.

The scholarship is awarded to a student who resides in Berks County, Pennsylvania who suffers with cystic fibrosis. The recipient will continue to be courageous in his or her fight against cystic fibrosis while furthering his or her education after high school at a two- or four-year college, university or trade school. Graduate school students may also apply. Students may reapply each year.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit this application between January 15th and March 15th. All applicants will be notified in May.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a resident of Berks County, PA?
  2. Have you been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis?
  3. Write an essay (between 250 and 500 words) that addresses the following topic: Describe something about you and cystic fibrosis and how you deal with it in balancing your health, school, and daily life.
  4. Attach your most recent high school transcript, or if you are already in college, attach your most recent college transcript.
  5. Attach a letter from your physician which indicates you have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.