- March 4, 2022
Caleb Bellegarde, of Palm Coast, has been selected for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Scholarship.
Bellegarde is a talented student and musician graduating from Matanzas High School despite being diagnosed with a rare glioblastoma brain tumor last May and continuing treatment throughout his senior year, according to an announcement from the Jay Fund.
Bellegarde is graduating as a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club and as a leader in the concert, jazz and marching band. As a dual-enrolled student, he also made both Matanzas' Dean's List and the President's List at Daytona State College.
Bellegarde plans to major in political science at the University of Florida and dreams of becoming a lawyer.
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, established in 1996, helps families tackle childhood cancer. It has provided over $20 million in financial assistance and helped more than 5,600 families.