Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center offers scholarships to students affected by cancer

TEMECULA – Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center in Temecula will be offering several college scholarships worth a cumulative $6,000 that can be applied for online, the organization said.

The Michelle’s Place will offer two $1,000 scholarships to people who have either been affected by cancer in some way or who have a family member affected by cancer. The scholarships are funded through donations from the Temecula Valley Women’s Club, according to a Michelle’s Place news release.

Michelle’s Place will also be offering two Patricia Deroeux Scholarships on behalf of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce to deserving students who live in Temecula, are in need of financial assistance for education and have lost a parent due to cancer.

Each scholarship is worth $2,000 and is awarded annually to students under age 25 who are enrolled in college full-time.

Patricia Deroeux, a Temecula resident and employee at the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, was very active in the Temecula community and gave much of her time helping others. She was a single mother to one son; she died due to complications with pancreatic cancer.

The scholarship fund was created by money raised for her son’s education. All unused funds have now become open to qualifying applicants in Temecula Valley.

Scholarship applications will be available Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 on the Michelle’s Place website, www.michellesplace.org.

For more information on each scholarship, email [email protected]. To fill out an application, visit www.michellesplace.org/outreach/scholarship.

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