USACFA’s Fall 2017 Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship Winners

The US Adult CF Association (USACFA) is excited to announce our recipients of the Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship: Congratulations to Jacob Greene and Elizabeth Shea! They will be awarded $2500 each.

Nancy Wech, Lauren’s mother, established this scholarship in honor of Lauren Melissa Kelly. These two exceptional recipients demonstrated outstanding potential just like Lauren years ago. It is important to know that Lauren Melissa Kelly was an inspiration to all who knew her. An incredible leader and scholar, Lauren’s drive and success are the foundations of her memory. She was transformative in every aspect of her life. She had distinguished herself as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Mortar Board, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Gamma Beta Phi, Delta Gamma sorority, and was chosen as one of ten Senior Leads at the University of Georgia. She acted as one of the re-founding members of the Phi Kappa Literary Society and was significant in the metamorphosis of the Z Club into the William Tate Society. Even after losing her battle with cystic fibrosis late in her senior, her hard work and memory continue to live on through her inspiring involvement.

Jacob Greene is a motivated young man who has volunteered his time to public speaking engagements on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis awareness not only in his community but internationally as well. He graduated as valedictorian of his high school in Bellevue, Washington. He has won many awards for his scholastic accomplishments including Advanced Placement awards and participating in a summer internship at a cancer institute where he helped develop new research for myeloid leukemia. He will attend Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA., and will be a freshman in the fall of 2017.

Elizabeth Shea is an accomplished dean’s list student and musician from Weston, Florida. Not only does she excel academically, she has devoted countless hours playing the flute in symphonic band and orchestra her whole high school and college careers. She has also volunteered her time to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis research, by participating in the Great Strides Walk, being a team leader. Elizabeth demonstrates leadership and drive in every aspect of her life. She attends Stetson University School of Music and will be a junior in the fall of 2017.

Both Jacob Greene and Elizabeth Shea demonstrated the leadership, intelligence, and drive of Lauren Melissa Kelly. We at USACFA look forward to seeing them further develop their leadership and advocacy in the cystic fibrosis community.

We are excited to announce more scholarship opportunities coming soon! Please stay tuned for more information. For questions, please contact us at

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