NFL Coach and EVP of Football Operations for Jaguars Tom Coughlin Awards 11 Scholarships to Cancer Survivors

Tom and Judy Coughlin with scholarship winner Jessica Mauch.
Tom and Judy Coughlin with scholarship winner Jessica Mauch.

Eleven childhood cancer survivors from New York, New Jersey, and Jacksonville, FL have been awarded scholarships by the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, according to a press release.

The Jay Fund named Allyn Lilien recipient of the foundation’s Anheuser Busch InBev Scholarship; Thomas Cronin recipient of the National Football League Scholarship; Tara Ryan recipient of the Tisch Family Scholarship; Jeyson Navarro recipient of the First Data Scholarship; William Frasco recipient of the NY Football Giants Scholarship; Claudia Sroka recipient of the Sonja and Paul Tudor Jones Scholarship; Devanshi Gami recipient of the Visa Scholarship; Brianna Commerford recipient of the Villa Family Scholarship; Mateo Seslija recipient of the Commander Rick Murray Memorial Scholarship; and Jessica Mauch and Bradley Ratzlaff each recipient of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Scholarship.

Scholarship winner William Frasco (right) at the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation annual Sundae Blitz at MetLife Stadium.
Scholarship winner William Frasco (right) at the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation annual Sundae Blitz at MetLife Stadium.

Each winner will receive $2,000, renewable for up to an accumulative $8,000 over four years. Winners are chosen based on leadership ability, academic record, moral character, and financial need.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation’s mission is to BE THERE for families tackling childhood cancer. The foundation provides financial assistance, and emotional and practical support for families when a child battling pediatric cancer.

Tom Coughlin, Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars, said, “I’m inspired by the stories of these exceptional young men and women. I hope the winners of this year’s scholarships chase their dreams and educational goals with the same courage and determination they faced cancer.”

Since 2002 the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation has awarded 55 scholarships totaling over $300,000 to cancer survivors in New York, New Jersey, and North Florida.

To learn more about the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, visit www.tcjayfund.org.

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