James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund


Scholorship information

Rhio O’Connor was diagnosed with a deadly cancer (mesothelioma) and given a year to live. Instead of giving up he found his own path to health and outlived his prognosis by more than six years. This path to health included creating his own treatment protocol which consisted of vitamins, minerals, vegetables and fruits components, essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, herbs, a healthy (primarily vegetarian) diet and mind-body medicine. This protocol along with Rhio’s optimistic spirit, belief in something greater than himself, and the ability to make tough choices helped him beat his prognosis and live with a cancer considered “incurable” for many years.

Amount: $1,000
Criteria
Minimum GPA: Not applicable
Need-based: No
Residency:
  • Arizona resident
  • Non-Arizona resident

Enrollment status:
  • Full-time

Academic level:
  • Incoming freshman
  • Incoming transfer (undergraduate)
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate

Location:
  • Downtown Phoenix
  • Polytechnic
  • Tempe
  • West
  • Online

Application info

See website for application instructions and writing prompt. The essay must be no fewer than 700 and no more than 1,500 words in length.

Scholarship deadline is monthly, with scholarships awarded 10 times per year.

Deadline: open/rolling
Application link: Application link