How This Founder Is Turning Her Pain Into Purpose With a $10,000 Scholarship

Fran Boller tells Jessica Abo why her family is dedicated to supporting students looking to major in sports marketing or management.

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ByJessica Abo

Fran Boller says her son Jordan was one of a kind. An athletic, academic and well-rounded kid, Boller says what made Jordan stand out the most was how inclusive he was and how he stood up for the underdog. On February 8, 2015, Jordan passed away from a seizure at the age of 22. To help turn their pain into purpose, Boller and her family startedThe Jordan Krakauer Memorial Scholarshipto help students majoring in sports marketing or management.

To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a two-year or four-year college, university or trade school. The first place winner receives a $10,000 yearly scholarship, the second place winner receives a $5,000 yearly scholarship and the third place winner receives a $2,500 yearly scholarship. The deadline to apply is May 22, 2018. You can learn more about Boller and how you can turn your pain into purpose inJessica Abo's bookUnfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look on Social Media.

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Jessica Abo

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Media Trainer, Keynote Speaker, and Author

JESSICA ABOis a media trainer, keynote speaker, and bestselling author who uses her 20+ years of TV news experience to help entrepreneurs, C-Suite executives, celebrities, and philanthropists share their stories with the world. An award-winning journalist, Jessica has presented all over the country including at TEDx, Facebook, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, WW, and the United Nations. She has appeared on The TODAY Show, ABC News, Access Hollywood, KTLA, CBS, and NY1 and in Forbes, Fast Company, and Women's Health. Her debut bookUnfiltered: How To Be As Happy As You Look On Social Mediasold out on its first day and empowers readers with tools they can use to take back their happiness IRL (in real life).

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