A 2017 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, Pa., Meghan Marie Johnson loved to sing, write music, and share her passion for the stage. She was very active in her high school drama club and theater program, as well as several community theatres. Sadly, Meghan passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Brain Cancer at the age of 18, just 5 days shy of her 19th birthday.
Meghan loved shopping, buying shoes, Taylor Swift, eating Peeps, the color pink, Arnold Palmer Iced Tea, watching The Golden Girls, and spending time with her little sister Rachael and her many friends.
The grey in her logo is for the color of brain cancer, the pink is because it is Meghan's favorite color!
About the Meghan M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
In high school, Meghan also excelled academically, maintaining membership in the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, and the Science Honor Society. Meghan held the position of President in several on campus clubs including Student Council, Volunteen, Drama Club, and the Women’s Select Choir. She was a mentor through Club Ophelia and Camp Ophelia and volunteered her extra time to working with children at the community library.
The Meghan M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Lower Dauphin High School (LDHS), Mifflin County High School (MCHS), and Annville-Cleona High School (ACHS) graduating seniors pursuing a higher education in the arts. Scholarships will be awarded to seniors wishing to study the arts in any form and are not limited to music or theater. If you are a Lower Dauphin High School, Mifflin County High School, or Annville - Cleona High School Senior, and would like more information on how to apply, please contact your guidance counselor. We are offering 2 (two) $500 Scholarships at LDHS, 1 (one) $500 Scholarship at MCHS, and 1 (one) $500 Scholarship at ACHS in 2019.
More Than A Scholarship Fund…
Meghan's phrase that she used often was "but, I'm doin' it" when referring to her daily struggles with brain cancer. imdoinit.org continues Meghan’s courageous cancer battle by fundraising for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Research at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, where she received experimental immunotherapy treatment that gave her an additional six months to live. imdonit.org is also very active in overall Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Awareness. All research donations received go directly to the University of Pittsburgh facility.
Team Meghan is the fundraising and community outreach division for both the Meghan M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund and imdoinit.org, and is extremely active all year long. The Team Meghan 3K Walk/Run in Hershey, PA, Community Yard Sale, Back To School Supplies Drive, and the Cancer Warriors Photo Shoot are just a few of the events we hold in support of our initiatives. Team Meghan has a large social media presence and we are active in community events and causes that Meghan would be involved with if she were still alive.
The Meghan M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.