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.

Back to school

I just sent my child off to college with a huge sense of mixed feelings: Pride, Sorrow, Relief, Fear, Hope, and Grief. It’s so difficult to let your child, who you’ve seen or at least spoken to every single day of his life, go. And then the bills start piling in. College is expensive. Just […]

Funds still available!

Hey gang! Great news! We still have funds to provide additional scholarships to those who qualify! If you’ve successfully completed an in-patient psychiatric treatment program, maintained a 2.5 GPA for 1 year after treatment, and have been accepted to an accredited college, university, or trade school, apply today! Send me an email so I know […]

What are your thoughts?

I am a parent of a graduating senior. As this year winds down, my thoughts are moving toward his college education and mostly how to pay for it. I want so much for my child to have every possible advantage, as all parents do. Then I consider how parents who’ve struggled with a child who […]

Why JC Runyon Foundation?

Preparing for college is challenging for all students, but for those who have been through psychiatric treatment it’s even more difficult. According to the Surgeon General, “Extensive limits on mental health benefits can create major financial burdens for patients and their families.” Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General – Chapter 6. Accessed 3/10/12 […]

Now Accepting Applications

Are you a senior in high school who has successfully completed in-patient psychiatric treatment for either psychiatric disorder or substance abuse and been accepted to an accredited college or university? We are a group of educational, financial, and behavioral health care professionals who would like to help you achieve your full potential. We recognize the […]

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 […]

Our Board consists of professionals in the behavioral health care industry and educators. We understand what you’ve been through and we have the resources to help.