Carol A. Lengkeek and Cecilia N. Cabrero Medical Scholarship
Carol Ann Lengkeek
Carol was born on February 18, 1955 to Duane and Vonnie Lengkeek. Carol attended college at Dakota State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Textiles and Manufacturing.
In December of 2017, Carol was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma, a rare type of soft tissue cancer. She was already at stage 4 with metastasis in her lungs. Carol underwent a radical amputation of her dominant right arm, scapula, and clavicle and began a tough journey of recovery. She faced each surgery and medical procedure with unimaginable courage. She never felt sorry for herself or shed a tear in front of others. Her attitude was, “I am going to beat this or die trying”. She was a true inspiration to her doctors and other patients who had similar diagnoses.
Cecilia Nanette Cabrero
Cecilia “Ceci” was born on July 16, 1962 to Andres and Cecilia Cabrero. Composing music, art and being in nature were her passions but her true love was Jesus. After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico, she was accepted to the University of Kansas to complete her graduate studies in social work. Her love of the elderly was evident and she wanted to dedicate her life to protecting them.
In 1997, a Meningioma brain tumor was found, and she needed to have surgery. Before the operation, she wrote these words on her arm, “I turn my eyes to the King on the throne…”. God received her into His loving arms just one day after the surgery. As an organ donor, she was able to give the gift of life to other patients, which brought joy to their families. She had a beautiful little girl, Anatevka, whom she loved with all her heart. Cecilia loved and gave freely.
All applicants must be pursuing either a medical or social work degree at the graduate level. The minimum GPA required for consideration is a 3.2 out of 4.0 scale.
The application will be available from January 1st - March 31st.
To apply, submit a completed application, including all supplemental documents, by the due date (March 31st). No incomplete applications will be reviewed. Decisions will be announced in July by email.