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Cancer for College General Scholarship


January 31, 2019

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  • Scholarship Description
  • 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, community college or graduate school. Awards vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

    -Must be a U.S. resident enrolled in an accredited university or community college
    -Must be a cancer patient/cancer survivor
    -Perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and or media coverage

    Submission materials:
    -Your parent's tax return if they file jointly
    -Your father's and mother's individual return if they file separately
    -Your personal tax return
    -If you do not file a tax return, you must upload proof of any income such as SSI, W-2, Snap Benefits or other written documentation

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 981 Park Center Drive
  • Vista, CA 92081
  • applications@cancerforcollege.org
  • tel: 760-599-5096
  • fax: 760-599-5840

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Lance W  on 8/19/2018 7:11:07 PM

I am a 3x Cancer Survivor, the last two times I was diagnosed with cancer, I was last diagnosed in 2014 with Rectal Cancer. During this time I was going to school full time and working two jobs. When I was diagnosed with cancer I lost one job and hours were severely cut at the other job, also had to spend all my savings (which i was going to use to put a down payment on a house) just to keep up with car payments, bills and pay for school. Just now getting back on my feet with a stable job and now going back to school to pursue a career in healthcare. Long Story short I have found a passion and a purpose to want to help people, I am currently accepted in a program for Occupational Therapy Assistant, but i am still waiting to hear from a couple of DPT programs. I would love to be a physical therapist to work with cancer patients that is my goal and dream. This scholarship would mean a great deal

Gina Baker  on 4/24/2018 4:40:00 AM

Hello, My name is Gina Baker. On 2/1/2016 which was the 27th anniversary of the day my Daddy died as a result of prostate cancer, I was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic breast cancer of the right breast. At this time I am please tonsay my recent blood work and doctor appointments state I am in remission. After chemo for six months, antibodies a complete year, two surgeries I consider my children and husband cancer survivors as well. They were aobliving and helpful while many stepped back and out of the picture when I and they needed them most. My youngest children suffered the most. They won't ever say it but it is fact. We home educate our children. Once life began to change our children stepped up to help me....they became backed up with their work which placed them behind many months. Our daughter should have graduated last year and son this year. At this time our Christa will graduate on May 19, 2018 with our son prayerfully finishing by the end of this year. I feel so badly for this. They are incredible children which have suffered a great deal. I am blessed to have such an incredible family and would so very much like to bless them with continuing their education in college. Our daughter is registered to begin Pensacola Christian College in Florida this fall. She has applied for a work program which will take her five years to finish. Our son is still deciding but we are hopeful to see him enroll in the same college as his sister. If you could find it in your hearts to extend this blessing of a private scholarship to my our children i would be forever grateful. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Christa and Andrews Momma

Maureen G  on 12/29/2017 8:32:34 PM

Digestive Cancers run in my family, never in a million years did I think I would get reproductive pre-cancer. I thought genetics leveraged the odds in the cancer department, until Dec 2015. I started having some strange symptoms and made an appointment to be evaluated. I will never forget the day I received the lab report (before my doctor had a chance to call me).....results: "Positive Cervical Sarcoma". It made me evaluate my life and and I asked myself, "Am I happy with my life if I die in surgery......NO. I have not finished y education and I have not make a difference in the world. (It;s my belief that every human being should make ONE (or more if possible) positive change in the world in their lifetime). I have been thinking about where I could be of most help in my community and what education do I need to get there? Here I a trying to go to college and finish my degree and not leave my family in debt in case the cancer has settled in my throat or etc. I am not going to school to be wealthy, I just want to have a manageable payment and like I said,...not leave y children with debt (in the case it returns) but in the meantime I am going to do my very best to create a positive change in my community and at the very least eave a starting-point or a good foundation for another person to continue my mission of change for young-single-low income parents in the community. Thank you and I wish all of you the very best and always remember to take the time to KEEP paying-it-forward.

Michael D  on 11/7/2015 7:05:19 PM

When i was 5 years old I was diagnosed with A.L.L. and it was just a really hard thing for my family due to us not being able to afford much cause we didn't make a lot of money. throughout my life I was picked on and made fun of, I was also called weak and worthless due to my illness and so many times i had believed it was true and so many times i felt like the world was only pushing me into the dirt telling me the same thing that everyone else was saying. When i was 7 and half years old I found Christ with the amazing help of my Austin Henderson and the great support of him and his family. When I was baptized I felt like the world was lifted off my aching body and i felt like there was someone that believed that i could make it though the hardship and agonizing pain of cancer. When i was 8 and half years old only a year later from me being saved i was finally cured and put into remission, and on that day i couldn't thank everyone enough for everything they did for me. I couldn't thank the doctors enough for doing everything in there power to purse there carers to become doctors to be able to cure me and everyone else they helped; also I couldn't thank my entire family enough for all they did for me while i was fighting a crazy battle and lastly i seriously don't think i could have done anything with out the most amazing friends in the world, they are seriously the reason why I could do what i did. God Bless!!!

Jessica F  on 10/26/2015 6:59:15 AM

Good Morning!! I was diagnosed with Stage 3 B-Cell Lymphoma at the age of 23. I was in my last year of nursing school at the time. I did a total of 3 years of chemotherapy to include both in and outpatient treatment. At this time, I am looking to continue my education. I am the proud step-mother to 5 children and I would love to better support them. This scholarship would be a big help! Thank you!

Gabe G  on 10/8/2015 9:09:21 AM

I applied because my mother died of leukemia when I was 4 years old.

Betty B  on 9/26/2015 3:50:22 AM

I'm a 25 year old female with acute lymphatic leukemia. I was in remission for 2 years and it came back, I was recently diagnosed again 3 months ago and I'm going to college for human services. it would mean the world to me to get this scholar ship to help pay for school. I will not give up this fight that I'm fighting ever. its painful and stressful going through this when I feel alone. even through my fiancé is with me every step of the way.. thank you and god bless.. and for everyone out there don't give up your strong and beautiful even with no hair.

melissa m  on 9/23/2015 7:47:31 PM

I'm a paramedic in the state of NJ. we have a lot of great cancer institutes here. I would like to become a nurse to help people over come the hurdles of cancer and be able to provide palliative care for those who are terminal

Megan W  on 9/10/2015 4:29:31 PM

When I was only five years old, my father's life was taken from me. The short five years of my life were filled with hospital visits, ambulances, countless holidays spent away from home and the worst of all, seeing my father in a state that I was not yet able to comprehend; he was taken from us the day before I started first grade. My whole life thus far has been filled with the pain of my mother attempting to carry four jobs at one time to support us and give me all that I've ever needed or wanted.. For that, I am incredibly grateful. Anytime I hear of someone speaking of cancer or even someone close to them having caner, my heart goes out to them. There are people in this world that can give you all the sympathy they can but, sadly, it is never enough. As much as you want their caring words to help, they just can't reach the level that you've lived with. They don't understand that you won't get the holidays, graduation, or even your walk down the aisle to get married.. Without a father. I have been living and accepting these things for the last 13 years of my life and I continue to strive to be a better person in hopes that my father is looking down upon me with a smiling face of pride and happiness. My goal here is to not only gain a possible scholarship, but to also say to people going through similar situations as I am that, it will be ok. Maybe not today or tomorrow and maybe not even a year from now; you have to keep pushing yourself in the right direction and focus on the great things in life and realize that even though someone close to you may not be there, they will always be looking after you and every step you make. Thank you for reading. Sincerely, Megan Wolbert.

Nakia M  on 9/6/2015 6:25:21 PM

I need really this scholarship to help pay for my college tuition because I am single woman and my grandfather had prostate cancer for many years. wining this scholarship will mean a lot to me. Nakia Mccray

Krystal B  on 9/1/2015 10:05:01 PM

I need this scholarship because my mom is a single parent and breast cancer survivor. She is currently employed and trying to make ends meet on a single income to include sending me to college. Winning this scholarship would really be a big help.

Tony W  on 9/1/2015 3:34:34 AM

I need this scholarship because my mom is single and disabled do breastcaner in both breast and was on her job 17 years and now she's disabled.

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