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 care either professionally or personally and understand the high emotional and monetary costs of receiving treatment. We don’t want families to have to choose between paying for college or paying debts after the recovery process is complete.

When we first decided to start this program, we began to research scholarships across the nation. It instantly became obvious that if a child has suffered from cancer, sickle cell, or MS to name a few (all extremely difficult situations) money was available from a number of resources. But a child who has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, or substance abuse had no resources available to help get back on his feet. Often times these kids aren’t eligible for traditional scholarships, like the Hope, because of the major gaps in transcripts. How is a kid supposed to move forward after working so hard to get better if he can’t go to school?

We understand. We are here to help a student Move Forward! We have the money to help you go to college! Do you or someone you know qualify?

If the answer is yes to both of these questions, you are eligible to apply! Please note that at this time, we are only funding undergraduate programs. Hopefully, in the future we will be able to fund graduate programs and beyond!

Are you ready to do the work it takes to Move Forward? Apply to day!

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Scholar Spotlight – Rian

Rian had visual hallucinations all his life. Starting at the age of 5, although they were very disturbing, he thought everyone saw them. He never told anyone because he didn’t know it was abnormal. That was until middle school, when his hallucinations began to manifest into debilitating experiences, leading to worrisome self-harming and suicidal behaviors. […]

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.