SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
In addition to the Valerie Fund Scholarship Program, our patients may also be eligible for these other scholarships. We've compiled a list of these scholarships.
Students who struggle with or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a postsecondary education. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 8 million Americans have a history of cancer. The many ambitious students who attend college despite their health setbacks display impressive resolve, one recognized by many scholarship providers. To help students fighting cancer afford an education, numerous cancer foundations have created scholarships that have made college an option. Take a look at the following cancer scholarships for a few examples. To find additional awards, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com. Below is a list of organizations and contact information for each of them. We will be continuing to add to this list as more cancer-related scholarships come to our awareness.
Essay Contest Due Jan 20, 2017
The Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation. Forty (40) $3,500 scholarships will be awarded each academic year. To date, the scholarship program has awarded over $500,000 in scholarship money to childhood cancer survivors across the country. The NCCS is deeply grateful to the BNSF Railway Foundation, the Energizer Charitable Trust, and the Englehardt Family Foundation for their generous support of the program.
Applicants must be:
•A childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor
•A citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
•Accepted into a post-secondary school in the FallVisit Website
Please visit us starting February 6, 2017 to apply for the Fall 2017 Semester.
Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need.
The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify. The applicant is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate school.The Fund requires the recipient of a scholarship to submit a copy of an acceptance letter from the college/university of their choice or a letter of good standing from the registrar.The applicant must complete the online Scholarship Application. The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from two different academic teachers addressing why they should receive the scholarship. A letter from your attending physician verifying your medical history and current medical situation must also be submitted. Medical information will be kept confidential and will only be utilized to support the qualification of consideration for the scholarship. The applicant must submit an essay discussing the following question. HOW HAS MY EXPERIENCE WITH CANCER IMPACTED MY LIFE VALUES AND CAREER GOALS? Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1200 words. The applicants must agree to do volunteer work to use their cancer experience to help other young cancer patients and survivors coping with a life threatening or life-altering event.Visit Website
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The scholarships are available to current high school seniors and college students. Each applicant must be a USA citizen or legal resident. Applicants are not limited in their desired course of study. Each recipient must enroll in fall as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. If selected, the recipient must verify his/her status as a USA citizen or legal resident.
Created by Cancer for College Scholarship recipient Frank Lozoya
Application Deadline January 31, 2017
This scholarship is in loving memory of Frank Lozoya, a four-time GBM (brain cancer) survivor. Frank was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. His strength and determination earned him the appropriate nickname of "Frank the Tank." He was so proud of earning his degree from Cal State Fullerton. He and his good friend Scott Cappelli had even recently completed work with Cancer for College to create a scholarship in his name so that other cancer survivors like him could experience the joy he found in his college education.
The Frank The Tank Scholarship in partnership with Cancer for College is Frank's "pay-it-forward" to a college student, who is dealing with the challenges of completing university curriculum while undergoing treatment for cancer, or the long lasting side effects of cancer treatments. In addition to financial support, the recipient of this scholarship will also receive ongoing resource support from members of Team Frank the Tank, to facilitate university graduation.Visit Website
To download the 2017-2018 Scholarship for Survivors application go to the web site . All applications must be postmarked no later than February 25, 2017.
To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the below requirements in full:
•Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States of America under the age of 25
•Applicant must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a life threatening disease within the past 5 years.
•Applicant must be pursuing an Associate's Degree as a bridge to a Bachelor's degree or higher.
*Note: The applicant may be directly pursuing a Bachelor's degree without pursuing an Associate's Degree first.
•Applicant must complete Scholarship for Survivors application in full (Part A-E)
•Applicant must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their lives and their future goals (1000 word maximum).
•Applicant must submit written documentation from a treating physician that outlines applicants' medical history.
•Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from non-related persons (examples: teachers, coaches, community leaders). Reference letters must be submitted on business letterhead and include signatory's contact information within the letter.
•Applicant must provide an OFFICIAL high school and/or current college transcript (to include school seal); whichever is applicable.
•Applicant must submit completed financial form (Part E)that will demonstrate financial need and include a copy of the first two pages of tax return.
For further information, contact Shawn Nason at email@example.com or (757) 952-1370.
Scholarship Amount and Distribution
•Award amount is $3,000
•The award is payable in equal amounts (per semester/trimester/quarter) directly to the college or university for the purpose of defraying tuition, books and other fee costs
If selected as a recipient, below are the requirements to maintain the scholarship:
•Applicant must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA.
•Applicant must be a full time student.
•Scholarship recipient must sign a commitment letter in agreement to complete 20 hours of community service for each year the scholarship is awarded. Upon completion of service hours, written confirmation of service must be submitted to PAF from a supervisor of the supported organization.Visit Website
• The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation is committed to encouraging and supporting young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. The foundation provides need-based support for cancer patients and survivors who are pursuing their college education. The NCCF Scholarship Program awards multiple $1000 scholarships to cancer survivors and current patients, between the ages of 18 and 35, who are enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States. This is a non-renewable, though recipients are encourage to reapply each year they are enrolled in college.
• The Cancer Survivors' Fund offers their annual CSF Scholarship for college-bound students who are survivors of cancer, or who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, a letter from their attending physician, and an essay on "How My Experience With Cancer Has Effected My Life Values and Career Goals". Award amounts vary, and are based on the financial need of the applicant.
• The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation is dedicated to the needs of patients affected by a variety or bone marrow disorders, including Leukemia. The AA&MDSIF administers the Matthew Debono Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides financial support for college students with anemia, MDS, PNH, or one of the four major types of Leukemia. Approximately 30 scholarships are awarded annually. Award amounts vary.
• SuperSibs! is national charitable foundation dedicated to the emotional and financial support of the brothers and sisters of cancer patients. The sponsor the annual SuperSibs! Scholarship Program for the siblings of cancer patients. Applicants must be graduating high school students who are the sibling of a child who has, or has had, cancer. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must be enrolled, or preparing to enroll, in an accredited college or university within the United States. The annual award is unspecified.
• The Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation sponsors an annual scholarship for students whose lives have been affected by Leukemia and Lymphoma. The scholarship is open to patients and survivors, as well as to the children and siblings of Leukemia patients. The foundation awards 10 scholarship each year with award amounts ranging from $1000 to $3000.
• The Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship, administered by the Orange County Community Foundation, provides financial support for college students who are Leukemia or Lymphoma patients, as well as to students who are the children of a non-surviving Leukemia or Lymphoma patient. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university, and must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Awards are based on financial need, and range between $2000 and $3000.Visit Website
Created in memory of Emil "Skip" Wohl who lived his life to the fullest
Students who struggle with or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a postsecondary education. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 8 million Americans have a history of cancer. The many ambitious students who attend college despite their health setbacks display impressive resolve, one recognized by many scholarship providers. To help students fighting cancer afford an education, numerous cancer foundations have created scholarships that have made college an option. Take a look at the following cancer scholarships for a few examples. To find additional awards, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com. Below is a list of organizations and contact information for each of them. We will be continuing to add to this list as more cancer-related scholarships come to our awareness.Visit Website
The International Association of Sickle Cell Nurse and Physicians Assistants, Inc.
The Association offers $500.00 scholarships to individuals diagnosed with Sickle Cell, who have either enrolled, or been accepted at a post-secondary institution (trade school, college, or university). Successful applicants for this assistance are each sponsored by an active member of the organization.
Applicants will be evaluated based on individual GPA performance, level of financial need demonstrated, and level of participation in extracurricular activities and community service. Applications are available online, at the Association website.
Candice's Sickle Cell Fund, Inc.
For more than a decade, this Sickle Cell advocacy organization has been active in support of students afflicted with the illness. The group raises awareness and funds, through grassroots efforts aimed at education, enabling the organization to dispense three annual scholarships for higher education. Awards are worth $1000 each, and may be applied to a variety of post-secondary programs.
Taylor Delk Sickle Cell Foundation
The Leslie Delk Sr. Academic Scholarship is awarded to individuals with Sickle Cell disease. Qualified applicants are high-school seniors matriculating to accredited four-year academic programs. The scholarship rewards high academic achievement for U.S. residents, with scholarship awards valued at $1000 each.
The American Red Cross
Sickle Cell Scholarship Application
The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey (SCANJ)
Kermit B. Nash Academic Scholarship
SCDAA is Not accepting Applications at this time.
The Kermit B. Nash Academic Scholarship rewards the achievement of individuals with sickle cell disease and promotes their pursuit of educational goals. This scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Kermit B. Nash, former professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and devoted board member of SCDAA.
1 award for a total of $20,000 for 4 years. Award will be disbursed at $2,500 per semester (Fall and Spring) based on academic status.
Anne Ford Scholarship
The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree program in the fall of 2017. The ideal Anne Ford Scholar is a student who:
Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD in the fall of 2016. The ideal Allegra Ford Thomas Scholar is a student who:
The 2016 Cancer for College scholarship application will now be completed completely online. Below you will find a list of documents that will be needed to complete the application. The new online application system will be available is now available. Scroll down to learn about the scholarships we offer and to find the links to apply.
PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS CLOSELY AS YOU GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION.
2016 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATION
You will be notified during the online application process as to which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org Application Deadline January 31, 2017
Since 1993, Cancer for College has provided hope and inspiration to cancer survivors in the form of college scholarships. Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief. Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level. All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards range from $1,000-$5,000. Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment at his/her stated university. Failure to maintain full-time enrollment or transfer from a four-year university to a community college may result in loss of scholarship funds.
Scholarship Opportunities for Survivorship and Oncology Patients
There are MANY scholarships on this web site!
Email us: The2dChanceFund@aol.com
Write to us: 26 MEADOW LANE, PENNINGTON NJ 08534
Max Amount: $1000
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Application Overview: Proof of diagnosis and treatment is required in the form of a letter from the treating oncologist. Applicant must also submit an essay submit an essay describing yourself. Please include a detailed description of your cancer diagnosis, treatment and experience. Tell us how cancer changed your outlook on life for the better or worse, and how it impacted your high school years. Discuss your academic and professional goals and dreams for your future. Describe any volunteer work, awards, extracurricular activities, hobbies, and anything else you are especially proud of.
Purpose: Cancer and cancer treatment takes a terrible toll on high school students, many of whom are unable to graduate on time, to do well on the SATS, to attend class regularly or to participate in sports or other activities that might culminate in a scholarship for college. The Fund aims to serve this group of youngsters who have been deprived of a normal high school experience that most teenagers take for granted.
Background: The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund is a non-profit corporation offering scholarship assistance to young people who are fighting cancer. We are looking for young men and women whose high school years were disrupted by cancer and whose ability to qualify for most scholarships was precluded by the extensive absenteeism and physical disabilities which result from chemotherapy and radiation. The financial impact on families dealing with cancer is significant.Visit Website
Application will be available in March 2017
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation's mission is to provide services and support to young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. Our goal is to help these survivors and their families establish a "Will Win" attitude in their fight.
NCCF is committed to providing need-based financial support to young adult survivors who are pursuing higher education throughout their treatment and beyond. Furthermore, the Foundation promotes awareness and prevention of cancer within the young adult community.Visit Website
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund
College Scholarship Program
Applications available in January; the deadline for submission is April 5, 2019
Award: 1 - $2,000 scholarship; renewable for up to 4 years.
To Study: Any field of study.
At: Any accredited college or university.
Description: Open to NY and NJ residents who have had a diagnosis of leukemia or cancer prior to the age of 21. Applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the five boroughs of NYC or one of the following NJ Counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Middlesex, or Union.
Selection based on academic achievement, leadership, community involvement and financial need.
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