James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the United States are invited to honor Rhio’s spirit of self determination and intellectual curiosity by writing an essay about cancer and our progress in preventing and treating this disease since the “War on Cancer” was announced over 41 years ago.

Are we making progress in curing cancer since 1971? If so, where? Why has the incidence rates of many cancers continued to increase? Why is cancer the leading cause of death by disease in children and of adults under the age of 85? What should be done to improve progress in curing or preventing cancer?

The cash awards are:

$5,000 First Prize
$2,000 Second Prize
$1,000 Third Prize
$500 Fourth Prize
$100 Fifth Prize
$75 Honorable Mention (there are thirty Honorable Mention awards)

For more information, please visit:  http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp