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John W. Tumelty 2018 Cancer Survivor College Scholarship

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Scholarship winner:

Sean R. Carey

2018 Scholarship Winner


The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty is proud to announce the first-ever John W. Tumelty 2018 Cancer Survivor College Scholarship. This scholarship will provide $1,000 to a high school senior heading to college or a current college student who has either battled cancer themselves or has helped support a parent, grandparent or sibling through their cancer experience.

Whether you or your loved one are currently struggling with cancer or have already won a battle against the disease, South Jersey criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty wants you to know that you and your family are not alone and you have people in your corner rooting you on.

John W. Tumelty is a longtime resident of South Jersey and has served as a prosecutor, local businessman, and criminal defense lawyer for more than 35 years. Mr. Tumelty launched the Cancer Survivor College Scholarship because he wanted to help lessen the financial burden for a student who has been impacted by cancer. He will award the winning candidate with a $1,000 scholarship intended to help the recipient pay tuition at an accredited university or college.

Here’s How to Apply

To apply for the John W. Tumelty 2018 Cancer Survivor College Scholarship, please submit all necessary documents (listed in the “Eligibility” section below) and please answer ONE of the following questions by writing an essay of 500-1,000 words:

Essay Topics
Please choose ONE of the following topics and write an essay of 300-1,000 words:

  • What would you tell a person who just yesterday learned of their cancer diagnosis?
  • What was the most powerful piece of advice you received during the time your family was dealing with cancer?
  • What is one way that cancer has reshaped or altered your plans for the future?


  • You or a loved one (parent, grandparent or sibling) at some point had been diagnosed with any type of cancer.
  • You are currently a high school senior or college student.
  • You plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in the fall of 2018.
  • You must submit a copy of your high school or college transcript.

The deadline for all applications is noon on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of the John W. Tumelty 2018 Cancer Survivor College Scholarship are available here.

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