Huntington Station, New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
The United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, announces an extension on the deadline to submit an application for Fall 2014 Audrey B. Mastroianni College Scholarships. The deadline has been extended to June 16, 2014. The simple application is available online and must be post-marked by June 16, 2014 in order to be considered for funding.
Beth Reichart, UBCF Director of Operations, points out that “Breast cancer not only affects the patient but the entire family. UBCF has taken considerable care in developing programs that serve breast cancer patients and their family members, including the Audrey B. Mastroianni College Scholarship. This program, created by UBCF’s long-standing President and Executive Director, Ms. Stephanie Mastroianni, is dedicated to assisting college-bound students who have suffered the loss of a parent due to breast cancer”.
The Audrey B. Mastroianni College Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Stephanie’s Mother, Mrs. Audrey B. Mastroianni, a teacher, artist and firm believer in education and continued personal enrichment. In the Fall of 2005 UBCF awarded its first Audrey B. Mastroianni College Scholarship to Dena, a young woman who had just graduated high school and was entering Art School. Stephanie, who now works as an unpaid consultant for UBCF, says: “The staff of UBCF was pleased to support Dena throughout her studies, even funding her semester abroad to study art in Italy. Since its inception, the Audrey B. Mastroianni College Scholarship has awarded over $42,500.00 in funding to assist 63 students in making their higher educational dreams a reality”. Stephanie also points out that UBCF achieved 425% growth in this program from 2012 to 2013.
UBCF offers several other family-oriented programs including Child Sponsorship, Holistic Care and Domestic Services. Please click here for more information on UBCF’s patient and family programs. If you or a loved one are in need of UBCF’s support, please contact 1-877-822-4287 or Info(at)ubcf(dot)info.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made towards any of UBCF’s Programs, including the Scholarship Fund. UBCF accepts cash, vehicle and property donations on their website at http://www.ubcf.info. Donors may send checks to UBCF, 205 Depot Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746, or donate through the Combined Federal Campaign Support, #77934. For more information about donating call 888-433-6207 toll free.
Founded in 2000, the United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. UBCF offers the community seven patient and family programs dedicated to breast cancer screening and prevention, treatment and patient health and well-being. UBCF educates the public on a variety of breast cancer issues: coping with breast cancer, family support, environmental awareness, dietary options, complimentary therapies, research, and prevention. http://www.ubcf.info 877-822-4287.