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Ryan Hirn Memorial Scholarship


 Ryan Hirn Memorial Scholarship 


Who: High school Junior or Senior Burn Survivor

Up to $2K to a trade school
What: Education Scholarship for continuing education.

How: Based on financial need & and academic performance




 A short essay: "How has your burn accident shaped your life?"

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Cody was just three years old when he suffered burns over 70% of his body. His prognosis was not good, but he refused to give up. He spent 11 months at Children's Hospital of Alabama, where he underwent more than 50 surgeries to repair his burns. Despite the challenges he faced, Cody remained determined to succeed, studying automotive servicing and now finishing his last two years at Auburn University. We are honored to have provided scholarship support to Cody along his journey.


Meet some of our Scholarship kids!

Cameron was burned as a toddler with a hot iron. His left hand suffered the most damage. Cameron told us that his greatest achievement was walking across the stage to receive his diploma. He was awarded the Principal Leadership Award, and also was honored as a Student of the Month. Cameron's faith is a very important dimension of his life. He was a member of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). Cameron is a student at Highlands College in Birmingham, pursuing an Associates degree in Pastoral Leadership. 




Alex was seven when it happened. He and his brothers were out back burning an ant bed when a spark from the fire jumped onto Alex. He was burned over 50% of his body. They all said it was nobody's fault, but everybody at the scene carries their own regret and guilt. Alex has undergone countless surgeries. He is a true survivor! Through it all, Alex has developed into a bright, strong, and gifted young man. He is a student at Coastal Alabama Community College studying electrical and instrumentation technology. 

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