The Sarah Cumming Scholarship

Sarah Cumming

Sarah Rose Cumming was a dedicated student of songwriting, singing, guitar, and harmonica at the Frank Hamilton School. This scholarship memorializes Sarah, who died of a brain tumor Dec 6, 2023.

Sarah, who was 33 when she died, discovered the Frank Hamilton School after moving to Decatur for treatment at Emory University. Because of seizures that began in 2015, when a brain tumor was discovered, she gave up driving and employment. But she refused to have cancer identify her life. (She also had bone cancer at age 14 and leukemia two years later, both of which were successfully controlled). She could walk to the Frank Hamilton School and was happy to join its community of students and teachers. Walking, writing songs, singing them, and being a special friend were her hallmarks.

The Sarah Cumming Scholarship will pay for up to a year of classes for a student of any age who can’t easily afford it. Sarah’s parents, Doug and Libby Cumming, have committed to having at least one scholarship available each year.

Donations to the Sarah Cumming Scholarship will allow more than one of these scholarships to be awarded.