Cancer Scholarships

Students who struggle with or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a postsecondary education. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 8 million Americans have a history of cancer. The many ambitious students who attend college despite their health setbacks display impressive resolve, one recognized by many scholarship providers. To help students fighting cancer afford an education, numerous cancer foundations have created scholarships that have made college an option. Take a look at the following cancer scholarships for a few examples. To find additional awards, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com. Below is a list of organizations and contact information for each of them. We will be continuing to add to this list as more cancer-related scholarships come to our awareness.

Cancer for College
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Cancer for College provides one-time and recurring scholarships to current and former cancer patients. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen planning to enroll in an accredited four-year university, communiy college or graduate school. Awards vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The application period opens October 1st and closes January 31st. Awards are announced in July. Visit our website to [...] More

Cancer Survivors' Fund
Application Deadlines: Varies
Scholarships from the Cancer Survivors' Fund are granted to cancer survivors for their college educations. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need. To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements: - The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving [...] More

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
The Women's Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Each year, more than $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence [...] More

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