A family is raising money to start a university scholarship in memory of their son, who died from a rare form of leukaemia.
The Andreas Florez Travel Scholarship for Artistic Excellence was established by the Florez family in 2016. The scholarship will enable a gifted music, film or design student to study overseas.
Andreas Florez was a talented young musician with a passion for travel. He graduated from RMIT in 2015, but just months later was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive strain of acute myeloid leukaemia. He passed away six months later, just after releasing his debut EP and before he could realise his dream of pursuiing a music career in the US.
His mother Maria says, “We believe that education is a powerful gift that impacts and transforms people's lives. It contributes to shaping the world in making it a better place by promoting and supporting talent, knowledge and learning. We are deeply grateful to all who can support us in this cause, so dear to our heart.”
You can support Andreas’s legacy by donating to the scholarship, to give this life-changing opportunity to a talented student every year into the future, and support his family’s goal to raise $250,000.
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