Rob Schorling Memorial Fund

The Rob Schorling Memorial Fund was established in memory of Rob Schorling to assist individuals and families with expenses related to the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, bone marrow transplants, and/or stem cell transplants.

Eligible expenses may include medical expenses not covered by insurance; and travel or lodging needs when seeking treatment. Funding is limited. Please contact the Foundation to check on the amount available.  Grants awarded are typically $2,000 or less.

Application Requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a resident living within a 25 mile radius of Saline County, Kansas.
  2. The following information will be requested when filling out the online application:
    a) A brief medical history, including condition of the patient with regard to leukemia or lymphoma, or the need for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
    b) A brief statement of financial need, including information about any medical insurance and expenses covered by the insurance policy.
    c) A statement from applicant’s medical doctor attesting to the medical conditions necessitating treatment.
    d) A listing of expenses, real or projected, for which the grant is being requested.
    e) A timetable for the expenditure of the grant.

How to Apply:
All applicants will need to complete a grant application form through our online grant system.  Click on “Apply for a Grant,” on the right to get started.

Grants are distributed on a first come-first served basis.

Family Hopes to Help Others in Similar Plight

It had been almost three years since Red and Katie Schorling’s son, Rob, had passed away after receiving a bone marrow transplant. Because of his suppressed immune system, he was unable to fight off infection.

Family, friends and others in the community had worked hard to raise money for the transplant, so the Schorling family wanted to do something positive with the remainder of the funds.

In the spring of 2002, the family established the Rob Schorling Memorial Fund, a field of interest fund, to be used to benefit patients and families who are battling leukemia.

In December of 2003, Red passed away. Katie could think of no better way to honor him than to name Rob’s Fund at the Foundation as the recipient of memorial gifts. Again, those who knew and loved Red gave to the fund established for Rob.

Katie hopes the grants from this fund will ease the burden for other Saline County families who face medical expenses, and travel and lodging needs when seeking treatment.


Contact Jessica Fuller, Director of Grants and Scholarships