Even after receiving a grave cancer diagnosis, Steven approached each day with hope and a sense of adventure, vowing not to let adversity keep him from chasing his dreams. The Steven Vanover Foundation has memorialized this legacy by establishing three academic scholarships which not only help deserving students meet their personal, academic and professional goals, but also aid in our mission of spreading sarcoma awareness through Steven’s story.
Steven d. Vanover Scholarship at the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering
In December 2015, the Steven Vanover Foundation made a $15,750 donation to the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering, which endowed the Steven D. Vanover Scholarship. To date, the Steven Vanover Foundation has donated $38,250 to endow and grow the scholarship.
This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior pursuing an engineering degree at Speed School. The recipient must be involved in campus life, participate in community service, achieve (at minimum) a 2.5 GPA and explain why the University of Louisville is important to him or her. Financial need will also be considered. Learn more about this scholarship.
Steven graduated from Speed School in 2013 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Nick Grueninger, awarded on Apr. 21, 2016
Joseph Graf, awarded on Apr. 25, 2017
Andrew Wagner, awarded on Apr. 24, 2018
Connor Burns, awarded on April 23, 2019
Steven Vanover Foundation Endowment AT St. Xavier High School
Established in 2015 and amended in 2018, the Steven Vanover Foundation Endowment at St. Xavier High School is now a standalone endowment that provides financial aid for need-based students. To date, the Steven Vanover Foundation has donated $40,000 to establish this endowment.
Steven was a member of the class of 2008 and made some of his closest friends during his four years at St. X.
Students interested in this scholarship can reach out to St. X directly to learn more.
Steven Vanover Award & Scholarship at st. Albert the Great
The Steven Vanover Award & Scholarship was established at St. Albert the Great Catholic School, where Steven graduated in 2004. The award and $500 scholarship is presented to an eighth-grade student who achieved academically, exhibited leadership qualities and participated in extra-curricular activities during their years at St. Albert, and can be used toward high school expenses.
Students interested in this scholarship can reach out to St. Albert directly to learn more.