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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 & academic performance




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

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Our 2018,2019,


Scholarship Recipient

Cody was three when his little life changed. He was burned over 70% of his body, and his prognosis, according to the medical staff, was pretty hopeless. But Cody beat the odds and spent 11 months gradually healing in Children's Hospital of Alabama. He has survived more than 50 surgeries to repair his burns. Cody attended SUCC in Opelika studying automotive servicing and is now finishing his last two years at Auburn University. 

Our 2020

Scholarship Recipient

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. 


Our 2021

Scholarship Recipient

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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