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Students affected by cancer are eligible to apply for new TLC scholarship.

OXFORD - Technology Learning Center is offering a new scholarship for high school students and graduates who plan to attend TLC. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Tony Chamoun, president of TLC, has set up the Randa Chamoun Scholarship in honor of his daughter, Randa Chamoun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor at age 17 during her senior year of high school. She completed high school with online courses from her hospital bed and always felt that life would return to normal and she would have another chance to go to college and pursue her dreams.

Mr. Chamoun explained that the scholarship's purpose is to provide an individual who has been directly or indirectly affected by cancer with tuition credit toward a program at TLC.

Randa endured two brain surgeries and a stem cell transplant, and went through radiation and chemotherapy. She lost the ability to walk due to damage to her spine from the treatment. She went to college part time until the tumor came back. She lost her battle at age 21.

Mr. Chamoun said, "The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Randa for her attitude and determination and to continue to keep her memory alive by providing assistance to those in need, to help them accomplish what Randa could not. Going to school and earning a degree or learning a trade."

To download the scholarship application, visit
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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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