Zachary Lederer Memorial Clinical Research Scholarship
The Zaching Against Cancer Foundation has awarded (2) Zaching Against Cancer Research Scholarships.
In 2015, the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation awarded Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D a scholarship in the amount of $4,000 for an internship at the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia to recognize and encourage Jennifer’s educational/research efforts.
In the summer of 2014 the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation sponsored a research internship at the Texas Children’s Hospital department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. Samantha Leonard, an undergraduate biology student at Rice University who aspires to become a physician was the first to be awarded the Zachary Lederer Memorial Clinical Research Scholarship. The internship is inspired by Zachary’s win against critical illness as a child. His story became a national inspiration- not because his illness was unique, but his reaction to it certainly was. Zachary believed that his life had a purpose and that he, personally, had a responsibility to lift those around him, especially children who suffered as he did.