National Scholarships

4K for College

Assistance Provided: $2,500  College Scholarship


Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant  must be 35 or younger at time of application. Applicant must be a United States citizen. Applicant must be a  cancer survivor or patient diagnosed between the ages of 15-35 OR young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer OR has a parent/guardian diagnosed or undergoing treatment for cancer OR has a sibling diagnosed or undergoing treatment OR has lost a sibling due to cancer Applicant must have been at least 15 when cancer was diagnosed. Applicant must be degree-seeking. Applicant must show financial need. Applicant must show leadership abilities and commitment to their community. Award recipients are required to complete 40 hours of community service.


Application Procedure:
The 2013 application deadline is April 1, 2013. Application process consists of: completed and signed application, typed essay, medical verification form or copy of death certificate, one reference letter in a sealed envelope, and a signed agreement to complete 40 hours of community service.

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation


Assistance Provided: The Andre Sobel Award of $5,000 and honorable mentions of $1,000 to young cancer survivors under the age of 21.

Eligibility Requirements: This is an essay competition. The deadline for 2012 applications was on January 25, 2013.

Cancer for College


Assistance Provided: One-time and recurring scholarships to current and former cancer patients. Awards vary from $250 to $4,000.00.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen planning to enroll in an accredited four-year university, community college or graduate school. California applicants and applicants attending Southern California colleges have first priority for recurring scholarships. Community college applicants are eligible only for minimum scholarship level.

Application Procedure: The application period opens October 1 and closes January 31 of each year. Awards are announced in July.

 

Cancer Survivors Fund


Assistance Provided: Scholarships for cancer survivors who are residents of the United States. The Cancer Survivors Fund also awards scholarships to the MD Anderson Pediatric Center, with plans to award scholarships for cancer survivors to the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and other colleges.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, but do not need to be in active treatment to qualify. Scholarships are awarded based on hardship and academic qualifications of the candidates.

Application Procedure: The application deadline is June 1. Application process consists of an on-line application, two recommendation letters from two different teachers, medical history verification form from physician, an essay, a publicity release, a photo, and acceptance letter or letter of good standing from college. Applicants must agree to do volunteer work to help young cancer patients and survivors.

 

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation


Assistance Provided: An annual $1,000 scholarship for college students whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who are seeking to continue their higher education while still undergoing treatment. Scholarship winners cannot reapply or renew their scholarship as the award is one-time only.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be young adult cancer patients or survivors, between the ages of 18 and 35 who show financial need.    Seventeen year old applicants entering college in the fall following application may apply as well. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college, university or vocational institution in pursuit of an associate, bachelor, master’s, doctorate or certificate as of the fall following application.

Application Procedure: Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, essays, recommendations, cancer story, and demonstrating a “Will Win” attitude. Applications will be available mid- March 2013. The deadline is May 2013.

 

Nicki Leach Foundation


Assistance Provided: Scholarship may be used for educated-related expenses (i.e. tuition and/or books) or living expenses, such as a cell phone or a car

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates are young adults  ages 17-25 with cancer.

No Wooden Nickels- Felton A. Childress, Sr. and Rhoda A. Wilson Scholarship Funds

Assistance Provided: College education scholarships for  cancer survivors who have applied and were approved for MedStart-5 assistance

 

Patient Advocate Foundation


Assistance Provided: 
 $3,000 per year, paid directly to college or university for recipient’s tuition, books, and/or fees

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be under the age of 25. Applicant must have been diagnosed and/or treated for cancer or other life-threatening disease within the last 5 years. Applicant must be pursuing Associate’s Degree as precursor to Bachelor’s Degree or pursuing Bachelor’s Degree. Recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are required to complete 20 hours of community service during the school year.

Application Procedure: The application deadline is March 29, 2013. Application process consists of application form, medical history verification form, two letters of recommendation on business letterhead with signer’s contact information, official transcript, essay, financial information, and first two pages of tax return.

 

Pink Door “Women In Pink” Scholarship

 

Assistance Provided: One $2,500 scholarship awarded per year

 

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited university within the United States for the following fall. The applicant must be enrolled, as a full-time or part-time student, in a baccalaureate program of study at an accredited institution during the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. Applicant must be a single, divorced, or widowed woman cancer survivor. The scholarship will be based primarily on current or past academic achievement and extracurricular activities.


Application Procedure:
 The annual application deadline is November 15th of each year. Pink Door will notify all winning candidates of acceptance each year after February 1st. Application process consists of letter of intent, application form, resume, official transcript, one letter of recommendation, and an acceptance letter.

 

The Sean Silver Memorial Scholarship Award.


Assistance Provided:
$2,500 Scholarship


Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant  must be 35 or younger at time of application. Applicant must be in active treatment. Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Applicant must currently attend or accepted to a 2 or  4-year college or university and seeking a degree. Applicant must show financial need. Applicant must show dedication to continuing education during treatment. Recipients are required to complete 40 hours of community service.


Application Procedure:
The 2013 application deadline is April 1, 2013. Application process consists of: completed and signed application, typed essay, medical verification form, one reference letter in a sealed envelope, and a signed agreement to complete 40 hours of community service.