In 2000, Paul Kleidman the father of three children who were 15, 13 and 8 was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He underwent extensive surgery chemotherapy and radiation treatments. For the next six years Mr. Kleidman continued to undergo chemotherapy and radiation all the while being a loving caring and involved father. During the six and a half years that he fought a courageous and inspirational battle his children spent a large portion of their young lives watching their father's struggle and living on an emotional roller coaster his ups and downs being theirs. As a result the children were affected emotionally physically and academically. In recognition of the struggle that a child of a parent with cancer undergoes this scholarship is offered in Paul Kleidman's name as a tribute to his children's valiant struggle as well as the struggle faced by children similarly affected. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Arlington High School who will be attending a 4-year college/university and whose life has been materially affected by the serious illness of a parent. The scholarship shall be applied to tuition costs at an accredited college or university in the United States.
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Current High School:
Arlington High School
Current Level of Education:
High School Senior
- Graduating seniors of Arlington High School affected by the serious illness of a parent
- Ability to succeed in college
- Participation in sports, other extracurricular activities and/or paid employment
- Financial need and grades may be considered
- Essay discussing how the serious illness of your parent(s) have materially affected your life (no more than one page or 500 words).
With your completed Online Application you will also need to attach the following:
- Essay discussing how the serious illness of your parent(s) have materially affected your life (typed, limit to one page or 500 words).
- Resume and/or list of extracurricular activities.
- Most recent high school transcript.
- Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Two current letters of recommendation from teachers/guidance counselor, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities. These letters must have been written within the last six months.
Applications must be submitted online with all attachments by May 1.