ATLANTA— Boxercraft announces the winner of its annual Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship essay contest. The company names Diana Garnett as the 2018 recipient of the $2,000 scholarship.
Garnett is currently a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Business Management. Garnett lost her father to pancreatic cancer at 16 years old and says she was inspired by him to work hard in school and strive for excellence.
"It had always been his dream for me to attend and graduate from college. Education had always been incredibly important to him, and I share this belief with him,” states Garnett. “As a result of losing my father, I looked for outside scholarships to help fund my education.”
Garnett says when she discovered the Boxercraft scholarship, she “immediately connected with it.”
“[I] could not be more thankful to put this money towards my education and live out my father's dream for me," Garnett adds.
Boxercraft established the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship essay contest in 2017 as a tribute to Tod Rastello, former vice president of sales at the company. Rastello passed away in 2016 following a long and courageous fight against the disease. The scholarship recognizes college students personally battling or those with family members battling the disease.
“Diana’s essay really moved our hearts as we know first-hand how difficult it is to lose someone close to you to this disease,” says Shelley Foland, CEO of Boxercraft. “Boxercraft is proud to be able to help Diana achieve her educational goals in honor of her late father. Diana is truly a remarkable young woman with an incredible future ahead of her.”
For more information, visit www.boxercraft.com.