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Abbey Mae Luffman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Abbey Mae Luffman who was a member of the OFA class of 2021. 

Sadly, Abbey lost an 11-day battle with a rare blood disorder called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in January of 2020. 

Abbey always wanted to help others. She planned to go into the medical/healthcare field though she was not yet decided on exactly what she wanted to do. Abbey achieved her goals. She saved the lives of two gentlemen through organ donation. They each received one of her kidneys and one of the gentlemen also received her pancreas. Abbey had mentioned medical research, which she ended up accomplishing as well. Her liver went on for research. 

Read more about Abbey’s life-saving organ donation in this Pressconnects Story from last year: Owego Free Academy junior Abbey Luffman, 16, gave others life after her death

The intent of the ‘Abbey Mae Luffman Memorial Scholarship’ is to help others who have similar aspirations as Abbey; someone going into the medical/healthcare field.  Owego Free Academy is officially announcing and releasing the scholarship today, February 22nd, Abbey’s birthday. 

Scholarship Application Details:

In a brief narrative (1 page) please tell us a little bit about yourself, your college plans and how you aspire to help others as Abbey had intended. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student. (For the first year, 2021-Abbey’s graduating class, two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two of her deserving classmates).

Scholarship applications must be submitted in PDF form via email to Mr. Westcott ([email protected]) by March 26th.  

Scholarship details can be found on the OFA Class of 2021 Guidance Google Classroom, along with the multitude of scholarships that are offered by/through the district. All senior students can access this group and have been invited. Any students having difficulty with this process can contact the OFA guidance office at (607) 687-7301 extension 1060.

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