The Deniece Pittman Academic Scholarship Cancer Fund
The Deniece Pittman Academic Scholarship Cancer Fund is named after the Co-Founder and President, Deniece Pittman. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2012, Deniece realized she had to fight to survive for herself and the sake of her family.
Even though having memories of her mother and other relatives suffering from this disease, and even passing away, she never thought she would hear the words, “you have cancer”!
While going through treatment, Deniece thought about her husband, children, and the emotional and financial hardship they would have to bear if she did not beat this disease – "will my children be able to go to college?” - "will my children be OK as they enter early adulthood”?
Today, Deniece is a 9-year cancer survivor who gives God all the Glory! Since her survival, it has been in her heart to start a Scholarship Foundation that would help a student that had a parent fighting cancer, provide financial assistance to attend college.
Fund Type: Academic Scholarship. At The Table will award a one-time non-renewal scholarship in 2021 to a graduating female senior and/or college student age 26 or younger affected by cancer. Applicant must be continuing their education and/or pursuing their college / vocational dreams. They must be enrolled or currently attending as a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two - or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
1. What can I use the scholarship for?
The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, and food.
2. What are my chances of receiving a scholarship?
The scholarship award is based on scholarship criteria, the availability of funds, and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. These factors change with every funding cycle, and some years are more competitive than others. Please note that meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding, and the reason for not receiving an award may simply be due to lack of funding.
3. Does the scholarship expire?
The scholarship funds are applicable the semester following the scholarship win.
4. If I am awarded a scholarship, how much will I get?
The scholarship award amount is $1,000.
5. How are the scholarship funds disbursed?
A one-time payment in the amount of $1,000 is paid directly to the university/school by the required deadline.
6. Can I apply if I reside outside of Ohio?
You must be a permanent resident in Central Ohio to be eligible.
7. Do I need an official transcript if I’m already enrolled in college/school?
An unofficial transcript is acceptable. The submission must be on university/school letterhead, including the website address and verification of your current quarter/semester.