The purpose of PAF's Scholarships for Survivors is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease within the past five years. Applicants must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their life and their future goals. There are three different types of scholarships offered: National Undergraduate awards, Virginia Undergraduate awards, and Graduate awards. Criteria will vary by scholarship.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. For over 20 years, PAF (along with other gracious donors) has provided scholarships to more than 155 students totaling over $943,000. Fifty-five of these incredibly unique and memorable students are still pursuing their course of study.