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Marge Carmona Education Scholarships

The Bonnell Foundation scholarship program honors the memory of Marge Carmona.

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

Hannah M.


Williams College
I’d like to thank the Bonnell Foundation for this amazing scholarship they’ve given me. I’m incredibly grateful for this gift which will allow me to accomplish my dreams at college. Because of Cystic Fibrosis, I’ve met a lot of setbacks in my life, but it’s also given me so much. The Marge Carmona Education Scholarship is just another example of the good that can come from adversity. Thanks again to the Bonnell Foundation!

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Joy A.


Arizona State University
I am honored to be chosen as a scholarship recipient! I hope to continue bringing awareness to the CF community. I am excited to use this scholarship to further my education in engineering with hopes of bettering our society and helping those in need. Thank you so much.

Amanda H.

University of Washington
Receiving the Marge Carmona scholarship is a tremendous honor; I am so thankful for the Bonnell Foundation and their efforts to help college students with cystic fibrosis like me to achieve their goals. With this scholarship, I am further incentivized to work harder and strive further towards my dreams while having the benefit of worrying less about the financial burden that can come along with attending college and balancing the cost of living with CF. I am so proud to be able to represent the University of Washington amongst an outstanding group of recipients for this scholarship. Go dawgs!

Charles A.

Being chosen to receive this scholarship means the world to me because it helps me pursue my dream of working in law enforcement. This opportunity means a lot to me as it will help me join law enforcement to make the world a better place. I really appreciate this generous gift, and I’ll use it to protect and serve my country and community with honor. This scholarship will help me purchase my textbooks, supplies and incidentals to chase my dreams, and I’m incredibly thankful for it.

Nathaniel C.

Seattle Pacific University
Thank you to the Bonnell Foundation for your generous dollars and support in my life with Cystic Fibrosis. I’m blessed with the opportunity to be a recipient of the Scholarship, and will work hard to make sure those funds are used wisely. Your decision to help fund my education means so much to me, and you have now impacted my life in school and my future, while inspiring me to fight CF. Living with CF is frustrating and seems impossible at times, but the Bonnell Foundation reminds me that I am not alone, and people are there to help me. Thank you for generously choosing to invest in me.

Emily H.

I would like to thank the Bonnell Foundation for giving me the opportunity to attend a school that I love through their generous scholarship! Through their funding, my college education is made possible and for that I am beyond grateful.

Riley D.

Bentley University
I am very fortunate and thankful to receive this scholarship because it is one step closer to chasing my dream of graduating from college some day. This scholarship shows that there are many people and foundations that look to help the college process for so many talented individuals within the cystic fibrosis community. It is humbling to be one of the recipients and I would like to assure the Bonnell Foundation that their scholarship will be of great use as I begin the next chapter of my life. Thank you all again!

Lauren C.

University of Tampa
Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship, I feel so so grateful and this award has helped me to further realize that Cystic Fibrosis is something that continues to bring out my strengths and not dampen them. Thank you again for awarding me with this amazing opportunity, it honestly means so much to me!

Margaret S.

IU Bloomington
Thank you so much to the Bonnell Foundation for this amazing scholarship opportunity. This scholarship has continued to help me achieve my education and career goals over the course of my 4 years at IU Bloomington. I am so honored to have been chosen to receive this scholarship. As I move forward to the next phase of my life following my Senior year of college, I will definitely keep the Bonnell Foundation in mind and do my best to help support this great cause. Thank you!!

Russell B.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
I’m both happy and grateful to the Bonnell Foundation to receive this scholarship. It lets me focus more of my energy on school and less on how to pay for it. Thank you so much!

Olivia T.

DePaul University
Thank you so much for this generous gift. I am beyond thankful, and words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have towards your foundation. This scholarship will help me pursue my education in DePaul University’s six year B.A./J.D. program in hopes to one day became an attorney in the medical field. Thank you for your generosity!

Elizabeth S.

Stetson University
I am very grateful for this scholarship. I am about to start my senior year at Stetson University and this scholarship will help me cover my expenses. I’m a music major and will be graduating with a double major in music education and performance. Thank you for everything you do for the cystic fibrosis community!

Jared T.

Jacksonville State University
Thank you so much for the providing me the opportunity to continue studying music in school. It’s a wonderful privilege for which I will always be grateful.

Katherine H.

William Jessup University
Thank you so much to The Bonnell Foundation for choosing to take part in my education! This scholarship will help me earn my visual arts degree so that I can one day teach art and use it to bring hope and healing to others using art therapy methods. Living with cystic fibrosis has been a roller-coaster, not only physically but also mentally. However, drawing and painting have been major tools in my life to help overcome the mental battles that come with the physical struggles. With my education I’m excited to share this tool with others. I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue learning and The Bonnell Foundation is playing such an important role in that with their financial support, so thank you again!

Kayla M.

Brown University
Thank you to the Bonnell Foundation for your unwavering support and dedication to the Cystic Fibrosis community. I am honored and eternally grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of this scholarship. Thanks to your immense generosity, I can continue to study at Brown University and grow as both a student and a person. I can’t wait to further my knowledge and understanding of Public Health, which will ultimately allow me to begin a career in healthcare. Thank you so much for believing in me and helping me to reach my goals.

Myres A.

Samford University
Thank you so much to everyone involved in giving me this opportunity! I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient for this scholarship. I am so very excited to be attending my dream school. This opportunity will help me greatly in pursuing my dreams and succeeding in life.

Waco B.

Morehead State
Waco Denham Bays, IV is a rising Junior at Morehead State University (MSU) in Morehead, Kentucky majoring in Biomedical Science. Waco plans to either attend pharmacy school upon graduation, or earn an MBA with the goal of becoming a pharmacist, or a customer service representative for a pharmaceutical or service company in his native Appalachian region. Waco Is extremely grateful to the Bonnell Foundation for their financial assistance with his academic endeavors.

Tabitha C.

Brigham Young University
I am very honored and grateful to have received this scholarship. Attending college with cystic fibrosis has been full of challenges, but also full of triumphs. Having the support of the Bonnell Foundation means so much to me, and helps me through both the ups and downs. Thank you again for this scholarship and opportunity.

Kelsey W.

Northern Kentucky University
I want to thank everyone at the Bonnell Foundation for choosing one of the recipients of the 2018 Marge Carmona Education Scholarship. As I enter my junior year at Northern Kentucky University, this scholarship will put me one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a nurse, while also competing as a member of the golf team. I feel extremely honored to have been chosen and I am so very grateful for all that the Bonnell Foundation does to support all of us recipients. Thank you so very much.

Briana B.

University of Louisville
I am honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Margaret Carmona Scholarship. Thank you so much for the Bonnell Foundations generosity and dedication to helping those with Cystic Fibrosis follow their dreams! I can only hope that I am able to inspire other CF patients as the Bonnell Foundation has done for me and so many other students. Scholarships like these encourage continued education and growth. I look forward to doing both with your help.


NOTE: The submission form cannot process attachments in Word DOCX format. Please convert and submit your documents as PDF files. If you are unable to use the online form, you have until June 20th to mail in your application to: P.O. Box 1215, Royal Oak, 48068

The application process is closed for 2018. Please apply again for the 2019-2020 school year in January 2019.


Applicants to The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Program must:

  • Have received an acceptance letter or confirmation from the college they intend to enroll in
  • Have The Bonnell Foundation confirm the cystic fibrosis diagnosis
  • Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive up to $2,500 as an award. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon meeting all criteria outlined in this application and is not guaranteed. Awards are for undergraduate study only.


  • Interested students must provide a hard or digital copy of their application.
  • Provide a typed essay describing how Cystic Fibrosis has impacted your life and the life of your family, in 300 words or less.
  • Provide a copy of your acceptance letter, or confirmation of your acceptance, or proof of enrollment for the upcoming Fall semester to a college or university.
  • Provide a copy of your most recent transcript with your GPA.
  • A note from your clinic confirming your diagnosis that includes the social worker's name and phone number. The letter must be on hospital stationary.
  • Provide a recent photograph

All required information must be received to P.O. Box 1215, Royal Oak, MI 48068 or submitted via our online application form by midnight on May 31, 2018.

All scholarship recipients determined by The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis are final and non-transferable. Checks will be made payable to the recipients and mailed. The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship recipients are required to write a brief acknowledgement/thank you note for their scholarship to be posted on www.thebonnellfoundation.org.



The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis has established a scholarship program to assist students with Cystic Fibrosis who plan to continue their education in college. Marge Carmona Education Scholarships are administered by The Bonnell Foundation. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender or national origin.

Marge Carmona lost her battle with CF when she was 28 years old.  She is the younger sister of our Board member, Scott Carmona.