Renee Bennett-Bolden Memorial Scholarship

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About Renee

In October 2020, Renee Preston-Bennett took her last breathe after a long fight with ovarian cancer.


Renee was a graduate of Cleveland Heights High (1997), and a graduate of The Ohio State University (2002). 

In September 2017, she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.  She underwent surgery a week later followed by chemotherapy.  In April of 2018, Renee was able to proudly express to the world that she was cancer free.  However, by the beginning of 2019 the cancer had returned and Renee resumed chemo treatment. 


Renee is the mother of 2 wonderful daughters, Tashara 16 and Leah 14.  She was  recently blessed to marry the man of her dreams, Ryan Bolden.

   Renee was beautiful, strong, and optimistic woman who is still actively fighting through her journey 


Description: The RBB Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving young female adult who is either a cancer survivor or has been significantly impacted by the cancer diagnosis & experience of at least one parent/guardian. The applicant must be degree seeking at an accredited institution, demonstrate a financial need and complete an application form of request. This is open to U.S citizens 17-26 years of age from August 1st to December 15th each year.

Award Amount: Up to $2,500 USD

Deadline: December 15th

Other Considerations: Applicant must commit to using the scholarship award during the academic year of receipt.


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