Scholarships for Children of Cancer Survivors

LIFE Lessons Essay Contest for Students

Assistance Provided:
The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education is sponsoring a scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and current college students, ages 17-24, who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian. Two grand prize winners (one written essay winner and one video essay winner) will each receive a $15,000 scholarship. Runners’ up prizes range from $2,000 to $7,500.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must submit a written essay of up to 500 words or a short three-minute video essay about how the loss affected him/her financially and emotionally.

Application Process:
2014 application period is open from February 3 to March 3, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be notified in July  2014.


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

college education scholarships for  children of cancer survivors who have applied and were approved for MedStart-5 assistance.


Ulman Cancer Fund  for Young Adults

Assistance Provided: Ulman Cancer Fund provides several $2,500 scholarships to college students over two semesters who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer:Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship Award, Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship, Sean Silver Memorial Scholarship Award, Marilyn Yestso Memorial Scholarship, and  the Vera Yipp Memorial scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must have been 15 or older when his/her parent was in active treatment. Applicant must be currently attending or accepted to a 4-year college or university and seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. Recipients are required to complete 40 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of medical hardship, dedication to community service, leadership, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer.

Application Process:
2014 application deadline is March 1, 2014