The application process for the Shane Leone Memorial Scholarship is now open. Young adults affected by kidney disease or related conditions that are fopursuing higher education are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until April 15 and award announcements will be made in early May.

The scholarship program was started by Shane’s family in his memory. An avid golfer, the family holds a golf tournament each year to raise funds for the scholarship program which through the years has helped more than a dozen young adults pursue higher education. It has also helped with other kids programs through the Foundation. “We are so thrilled to work with the Foundation in Shane’s memory and help other young adults affected by kidney disease,” says Shane’s mom Susan. “Shane never let kidney disease stop him from doing anything and in that spirit, we hope this scholarship program encourages every young adult affected by kidney disease to pursue their dreams.”

For information on the program call 518-533-7880 or email The application can be downloaded here.