Scholar Spotlight

The JC Runyon Foundation exists to help students move forward after behavioral health issues have drained their financial resources and hopes for a future.

Scholar Spotlight – Jeffrey!

Jeffrey – Linfield College – Class of 2022 Oscar Wilde said that, “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” This has become Jeffrey’s mantra. Although he doesn’t claim to be exquisite, he does attribute his tragedy to where he is today. Jeffrey’s story started early in life. He never felt that he […]

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Scholar Spotlight – Corinne!

Corinne has always had a highly sensitive personality, which is a very good thing, but can also be very tough to deal with during the early teen years. She learned early just how tough it can be, and the bullying and teasing during middle school led to a severe depression and anxiety disorder. Thus began […]

Scholar Spotlight – Nicholas

Nicholas began his journey with mental illness in middle school when his intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors began to impede his life. He began having panic attacks that ultimately required hospitalization. Once he finally receive his diagnosis, he was able to learn how to manage his behaviors and impulses through a variety of therapies and […]

Scholar Spotlight – Stephanie

Meet Stephanie – University of California – Davis Class of 2018 Stephanie’s journey with depression and generalized anxiety disorder began during middle school and continued to progressively increase as she grew up. Her mental health began to bottom our her junior year of high school after she withdrew from the public school and began a […]

Scholar Spotlight – Lewis

Lewis is an incredibly talented cellist. So talented, in fact, right out of high school he was one of two freshman awarded a full ride merit based scholarship to a prestigious Conservatory of Music. But the stress of this rigorous program, almost losing his best friends in a devastating car accident, and the self medication […]

Scholar Spotlight – Katy

          Katy has always dreamed of becoming an oncology nurse, but when major depression began to emerge at the age of 12, she began to see her plans unravel before her eyes. Throughout high school she tried to maintain a facade of perfection and excelled in her classes, but inside she […]

Scholar Spotlight – Amy

From a very early age, Amy always wanted to be a professional dancer. Even though her instructors were harsh, she listened and took the insults to heart, like many other young dancers do. Unfortunately, this led to years worth of self harming behaviors and eventually suicidal ideation. She spent several years trying to find the […]

Scholar Spotlight: Jordan

We are so proud of Jordan’s choice to attend the University of Memphis as an education major. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve as a teacher. I believe my experiences will help me to connect with students, especially the ones that are going through challenges. Do I regret what happened to me? No. […]

Scholar Spotlight: Jacob

The JC Runyon Foundation is pleased to present our 5th Scholarship Recipient for 2017 – Jacob R. After losing his beloved grandfather in 2012, Jacob began to mask his pain through self medication – drugs and alcohol. This quickly spiraled into an addiction that contributed to legal troubles and eventually led to a treatment program […]

Scholar Spotlight – Jeffrey!

Jeffrey – Linfield College – Class of 2022 Oscar Wilde said that, “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” This has become Jeffrey’s mantra. Although he doesn’t claim to be exquisite, he does attribute his tragedy to where he is today. Jeffrey’s story started early in life. He never felt that he […]

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