The Ashley Tamburri Scholarship is a four-year renewable tuition scholarship administered by The Ashley Foundation, Inc. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Ashley Elizabeth Tamburri. When Ashley received her diagnosis of a brain tumor, she began to redefine her plans and goals for living. Throughout her cancer treatment she actively clarified those goals and engaged all of life. Ashley died on June 24, 1999, at the age of 16. The scholarship program was established to ensure that other teens like Ashley, who have faced or are facing cancer, are encouraged to strive toward achieving their goals.
The Application Process requires the student to be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer and a senior, attending high school in a county served by the Foundation. Currently seniors attending a high school in Carroll, Howard, Frederick, Montgomery or Washington County, Maryland are eligible to apply. An active cancer patient does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify. The cancer may be in remission or deemed cured. Scholarships are not based upon financial need or scholastic ability.
The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage graduating seniors who are cancer survivors or are currently coping with a cancer diagnosis to pursue an educational goal. The funds must be used toward tuition and the student must plan to attend a college or university. ( Scholarship Application Form )
The Renewal Process ensures recipients can continue to achieve their
educational goal. Recipients are eligible to renew their scholarship
for three additional consecutive years.