Students who struggle with, or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance
in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. According to the National Cancer
Institute, approximately 8 million Americans have a history of cancer. Ambitious
students who attend college despite their health setbacks display impressive resolve,
which is recognized by many scholarships providers. To help the students fighting cancer afford
an education, numerous cancer foundations have created relevant scholarships. To find additional awards, you may conduct a free college
scholarship search at Scholarships.com. Below is a list of organizations, their contact information, and their available scholarships. We are constantly updating our cancer-related scholarships, so be on the lookout for updates.
The Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to residents of Alpena county who are cancer survivors or have been touched by someone in their life who has fought cancer. Special consideration will be given to those students enrolled in a health occupations or criminal justice program. Candidates must be enrolled at Alpena Community College (ACC) for a minimum of six credit hours per [...] More
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 [...] More
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer. Applicants who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma) are eligible to apply as well as those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer. Applicants must be enrolled [...] More
Ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to achieve higher education and the accompanying rewards is important to The Ability Center. Therefore, the Center provides college scholarships to area students with disabilities. Applicants must be an individual with a disability, have a permanent address in Lucas, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Ottawa, Defiance, Williams counties in Ohio or have [...] More
The Susan Fund provides financial and emotional support to those students facing staggering medical costs associated with cancer treatment in addition to the ever-increasing costs of higher education. Applicants must be a current resident of Fairfield County, have been diagnosed with cancer at some time in one's life and be planning/attending an accredited post-high school institution of higher [...] More
Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. is excited to offer an annual college scholarship. This will be the easiest 500 words or more essay to write in the world. It can be on any topic or subject. Please submit a letter from your doctor documenting a history of a blood disorder or cancer diagnosed before the age of 18 along with your essay. [...] More
To be eligible for the NCCF Survivor Scholarship, applicants must: be a young adult cancer survivor or current patient; be between the ages of 18-35 (an exception will be made if they are 17 and entering college in the fall following application); be a US citizen or permanent resident; and be attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university or vocational institution in pursuit [...] More
The University of Virginia Alumni Association administers more than 250 different scholarships ranging from modest stipends to full tuition, room and board. Many of these scholarships are available through an application process independent of the University’s financial aid process. If you are not currently a full-time UVA student (such as an incoming first-year or transfer student), please [...] More
Each year outstanding young musicians from around the world receive the VSA International Young Musicians Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to participate in professional development and performance opportunities provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
This program is open to U.S. and international musicians and ensembles of any genre or instrument, [...] More
The Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship is a private scholarship program established by the DLH Foundation in memory of Deana LaRae Hamilton Hughes. The program annually grants scholarships of up to $2,000 to college students affected by gastro-esophageal cancers in their families. The DLH Foundation's mission is to Create A Community for families affected by Gastro-esophageal Cancers. We provide [...] More
When you get acceptance letters from multiple colleges, there’s nothing wrong with taking some time to celebrate. But once the mental confetti has fallen, it’s time to decide: which school do you actually want to attend?
High school students planning to work in a STEM-based field can rest assured about their career prospects. Research shows that STEM jobs will grow more than twice as rapidly as non-STEM jobs over the next 8 years. [...]
Did you know that there are more scholarships with deadlines in March than any other month? Now is the time to put in a little bit of your time to apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Of course, you are going to want to prioritize wisely, with just over a week left in the month. [...]