Jill Weaver Starkman Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Jill Weaver Starkman Scholarship is awarded to a young adult who has cancer or who has conquered it; or, to a young adult who has selflessly supported a brother, sister, mother , or father who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Jill Weaver Starkman was a loving mother of three and an accomplished professional horsewoman and trainer in San Luis Obispo, CA. She died of breast cancer in 2012. Jill’s family will remember that she embodied the spirit of adventure. She also had compassion and skill for communicating with humans and animals alike.

Jill’s daughter, Sophia, asked to honor her mother’s memory and her love of horses with this college scholarship. The scholarship helps support a young adult’s determination to persevere by pushing fear aside and finding the courage to “Get back on the horse.”

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 2,500

Deadline: 2019-12-31


Sponsoring Organization The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
6770 Oak Hall Lane Unit 116
Columbia, MD 21045

Contact Person:

Phone: 410-964-0202 / 888-393-3863

Fax: 888-964-0402