The Cancer for College Scholarship provides crucial financial support to students who have been personally diagnosed with cancer, enabling them to pursue their higher education dreams. Scholarships are awarded annually, and the application period spans from November 1 to January 31 each year, with scholarship announcements made on or before July 1.
- Single scholarship application for multiple awards
- Scholarship eligibility based on a cancer diagnosis
- Recipients can reapply for scholarships each year they are in school
- Awards are typically valued at $5,000 each
- Various educational programs, including trade schools and certificates, may qualify
- Personal diagnosis of cancer
- Enrollment or planned enrollment in a US-based accredited college or university
- Participation in a degree-earning or certificate-earning program
- Full-time undergraduate or at least part-time graduate student status
- Applicant's or parent/guardian's adjusted gross income for the most recent tax year must not exceed $150,000
- No age limit for scholarship applicants
- Applicants are not discriminated against based on gender, race, or religious beliefs
- Non-US citizens are eligible if attending school in the US
- Submit a single online scholarship application during the application period.
- Prepare required documents, including the first two pages of your most recent tax return (or proof of income), transcripts from your last 4 semesters, and a confirmation of diagnosis letter from your medical provider.
- Optional: Include a letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
- Applications will be reviewed, and scholarship recipients will be selected.
The Cancer for College Scholarship aims to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education for cancer survivors. By applying, you take a significant step toward achieving your academic goals and securing a brighter future. Don't hesitate to apply and embark on your educational journey with confidence.