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Melissa Legare Brown, a Boon Project supporter from the very beginning, a Boon Project Board Member for many years, and a loyal loving friend to many in our organization, unexpectedly passed away on October 23, 2020. 

​In addition to her dedicated service and support to The Boon Project's mission of serving young adults fighting cancer, she was also an educator in the Charleston area who truly had a strong impact on her students with her creativity and passion for education.

​For these reasons The Boon Project, along with funds lovingly given in her memory by friends and family and a generous gift from her parents, Dan and Gloria Legare, has established the Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship in her honor.

​The annual scholarship given through The Boon Project will benefit a young adult who has faced cancer or a child of a parent who faced cancer as a young adult around the Lowcountry to pursue further education or career training after completing high school. The second scholarship recipient will be announced this spring at The Boon Project's 5th Annual Gala on April 9th, 2022.

The application for the second annual Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship is available here and is due by Wednesday, March 30th.

​To give a gift to The Boon Project's Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship fund click here and add a comment specifying that you would like your gift to be given to this fund. You could also send a check to The Boon Project, 149 Fall Creek Blvd, Summerville, SC 29483 specifying the gift to the Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship fund.

Melissa Legare Brown, her husband Kyle, and original "Boonie" Susan at Boon Project events through the years,

Emma Black received the first annual Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship in 2021. She used the scholarship to continue her graduate studies at Clemson University.