Glenview Student Granted Scholarship Through Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship Program

  • Kate Gregory

    Kate Gregory

Updated 1/27/2022 8:47 AM

According to the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer, the average cost of battling childhood cancer for just one family starts at $833,000, including medical costs and lost parental wages. Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is committed to making a difference in the lives of those children and their loved ones, including providing needed financial support. As part of these efforts, local Glenview resident Kate Gregory has been recognized as one of the company's 2021 Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship recipients.

Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Scholarship Program was created in an effort to ease the financial burden on families affected by childhood cancer by helping to fund school tuition and fees. This year's program marks the largest group of scholars to date, with 50 students nationwide receiving a $5,000 renewable scholarship (for a total of $10,000). Each recipient has been affected by childhood cancer, either as a survivor or sibling, and has demonstrated strong academic performance.


Kate Gregory's brother Luke's cancer diagnosis had a significant impact on her life. While Luke was fighting cancer, he had a wish granted by Cal's Angels, a group that grants wishes, raises awareness and funds research in the fight against pediatric cancer. This inspired Kate to become an ambassador for Cal's Angels Go Gold program where she raised more than $10,000. Luke's fight against cancer also fueled Kate's interest in medicine. Kate admired the relationships he developed with his doctors and the impacts they had on each other. Kate hopes to become a pediatric oncologist where she can see her patients through their entire course of treatment and well into survivorship. Kate is currently attending the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and has been accepted into the University of South Carolina School of Medicine to continue pursuing her dream of becoming a pediatric oncologist.

"We have to make the most of every day we have," said Kate Gregory. "I push myself to get involved in new things that interest me, take classes that I enjoy and spend time with the people I love. I often end up being busy, but I am busy doing the things I love and making the most of my time."

Since 2012, the Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Program has contributed more than $35 million to the cause to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer, while providing family and patient support and aiding those who struggle with the long-term effects of cancer treatment. To learn more about Northwestern Mutual's commitment to the fight against childhood cancer visit the Foundation website at

About Northwestern Mutual Foundation

The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has given more than $400 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company's employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.

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About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry- leading products to help its clients plan for what's most important. With $308.8 billion in total assets, $31.1 billion in revenues, and $2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.75 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $200 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 90 on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2021.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).

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