The Jessie Hall Hemispherectomy Scholarship

        As the Hall family was going through this experience, their family, friends and community wanted so desperately to show them support. What can you do when someone you care so deeply for, is going through such a traumatic event? You feel helpless.

        Many friends decided to fundraise in an effort to help with the obvious medical bills. Because of the overwhelming support received on behalf of Jessie, Kristi wanted to share that same joy and provide other children who have had hemispherectomies with the advantage of a scholarship. Being a graduate of Texas Tech University and a scientist at Alcon Labs for nearly 20 years, Kristi recognizes the value of education and wanted to fund a scholarship so these children could have recognition and assistance.

        Please note that every penny donated to this scholarship will be received by a child who has had a hemishperectomy. There are no overhead expenses for this scholarship, as all services have been generously donated. All donations are fully tax deductible.

If you would like to donate now, your check will be received at :

The Jessie Hall Hemispherectomy Scholarship Fund
Weatherford National Bank
505 Farm Rd. 1187
Aledo, TX 76008


The Jessie Hall Hemispherectomy Scholarship
c/o The Hemispherectomy Foundation
PO Box 1239
Aledo, Texas 76008-1239

To Apply

        This scholarship is awarded annually to young people who have undergone a hemispherectomy and have been accepted into an institution of higher learning. The number of recipients and amount of the scholarship will be dependent upon the quantity of applicants and availability of funding. 100% of all monies collected for this scholarship are given back to those children who have undergone a hemispherectomy.

Application Process for Scholarship:

Applicants will be required to provide the following information:

  1. Year of hemispherectomy and hospital
  2. Proof of enrollment in collegiate or graduate studies
  3. Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Applicants must submit an essay that addresses the following questions:

  1. What is the greatest challenge I live with as the result of my hemispherectomy surgery?
  2. How have I adapted to live with this challenge?

        Application and essay must be submitted by June 30 of each calendar year, and winners are notified in July. Please send your application and essay to the email or P. O. Box listed below:

scholarship@hemifoundation.org or
The Jessie Hall Hemispherectomy Scholarship
c/o The Hemispherectomy Foundation
PO Box 1239
Aledo, Texas 76008-1239

        The awards are to be applied toward educational costs at an accredited College, University, and/or approved Vocational Trade School. Funds are to be used at the discretion of the recipients (i.e. tuition, room and board, books, misc., etc...). The scholarships are not renewable, however, applicants may reapply and if funds are available, will be considered for another scholarship. Repayment of this scholarship is not required unless the application is found to be fraudulent. No person involved in The Jessie Hall Hemispherectomy Scholarship process shall make judgment based upon race, religion, or sex of the applicant.

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