The JC Runyon Foundation exists to help students move forward after behavioral health issues have drained their financial resources and hopes for a future.
We are pleased to announce our 2016 Person of the Year
We were blown away by the support the students at Auburn University have shown Taylor as she was elected Miss Homecoming 2015. She is helping others by her willingness to #UNMASK and share her story. What an example to others and we are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Person of the […]
Scholar Spotlight: Arianna
We are pleased to present another of our 2016 JC Runyon Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Arianna! Arianna is not your typical teenage girl. After being diagnosed with depression and PTSD at the age of ten years old, she endured years of silence and fear until she finally began to seek the treatment she so desperately needed. […]
Scholar Spotlight: Miranda
Have you noticed that we have updated our logo? We are in the midst of revamping our brand and in addition to an updated logo we will be spotlighting our newest scholarship recipients one at a time. Even though we had so many outstanding applications this year, we were only able to say YES to […]
Scholarship Applications are due THIS FRIDAY – May 1st.
If you are planning on applying for 2015-2016 scholarship funding, time is running out! Scholarship Application2015 available here! Scholarship Eligibility information available here! We have received several inquiries regarding scholarships for graduate level courses. Unfortunately, at this time, we are only considering students enrolled in an UNDERGRADUATE program. Hopefully, we will be able to consider […]
We are almost sold out!
If you plan on attending this year’s gala, do not delay! We have 2 tables available for sale and a smattering of seats, but that’s it! Not convinced you should be a part of this? Mariel Hemingway will be there to share her story and sign her latest books which we have available BEFORE the […]
#Moving Forward – What Does That Mean To Us?
When we started this amazing adventure, the JC Runyon Foundation, in 2010, I never could have imagined where it would go and just how fast it would get there. We’ve intentionally kept an open mind to ideas and the movement of the mental health community to see just how this small idea we had could […]
2015 Gala Tickets On Sale Now
2015invitationinsert Please join us for our gala! Tickets are limited, so get yours today. Please note tickets are not available for purchase on line, please print out the 2015invitationinsert here and mail a check with the form to JC Runyon Foundation * PO Box 383251 * Germantown, TN 38183-3251 . Email me at nshaheen@jcrunyonfoundation for […]
2015 Applications Due May 1st
We’ve updated our application process, so be sure download the correct format Scholarship Application2015. Who is the JC Runyon Foundation you ask? We are a small charity governed by an all-volunteer Board formed in 2010 to honor the legacy of John Charles, “Jack” Runyon. All of the Board members have been involved with behavioral health […]
Accepting Scholarship Applications Now
Did you know that about 1 out of every 25 students have sought treatment in a mental health facility for substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or another behavioral health disorder? Think about that statistic, that is about 1 student out of every classroom in every school in the United States. The numbers are […]
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 […]