Scholarship Fund

Pictured above is our 2021 Recipient, Michael Wayne O'Neill.

Building a Future

The Nicholas Thornton Scholarship Fund was created in honor of our dear friend, Nicholas Thornton. Nicholas was a kind and loving 11-year-old boy who gained his wings in 2014. His life and values inspired us so much, we wanted his legacy to live on through the lives of our Dream Kids.


Nicholas’ Story

Nicholas was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, an autoimmune disease that attacks platelets and blood cells, in 2013. Unfortunately, Nicholas passed away before his dream to watch the Olympic swimmers train in Charlotte came true. His positive attitude, thankfulness and gratitude inspired us to create this scholarship.

The Scholarship

We believe that maintaining relationships with our Dream Families is just as important as the dreams we make happen for their children. This scholarship fund allows us to offer an opportunity for our Dream Kids to achieve an education that will help to build their future.

Application Process

It is part of our mission to continue to stay in touch and connected to our Dream Kids and their families. We are proud of the fact that once the Dream Experience is complete, the relationship does not end. In fact, that is just the beginning!

All of our Dream Kid alumni are eligible to apply for our annual school scholarship. Please reach to Elizabeth to learn more and to request an application.

Note: The deadline to apply is July 15 of each year.

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