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College Scholarships for Cancer Survivors




Children's Art Project Scholarship Fund - MD Anderson
Telephone: (713) ■■■■■■■■
Scholarships intended to both encourage students who have battled cancer and
reward them for their academic and personal accomplishments.
Recipient's must have been a patient treated at M D Anderson Cancer Center
before their 19th birthday or were treated on a pediatric protocol.
Supersibs! Scholarships
Telephone: 866-■■■■■■■■
Scholarship opportunity for a sibling of a child diagnosed with cancer.
Two $5000 scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors.

Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults
This website offers a list of scholarship resources for both students who
have had cancer as well as those who have lost a parent to cancer.
Below are some listed:

Cancer Survivors Fund
Telephone: 281-■■■■■■■■

Life Lessons Essay Contest for Students
The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education is sponsoring a
scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and current college
students, ages 17-24, who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian.
Candidates must submit an essay of up to
500 words about how
the loss affected them emotionally and
financially. The essay should
indicate whether having (or not having) life, health and other forms of
insurance helped stabilize family finances and cover college costs. The
winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. There are three $1,500
scholarships for the runners-up. Participants can enter online or call
1-202-■■■■■■■■ x106 to request a paper entry form.
For more information,
write to Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education, 2175 K Street,
NW Suite 250, Washington, DC 20037 or send email to ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■.

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship
The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship $1,000 is available
to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is
currently fighting cancer. It is one of several scholarships offered by the
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
The deadline is in
August. Send email to ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ to request an application

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
Telephone: 717-■■■■■■■■

The National Collegiate Cancer foundation was established to provide


The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund
Telephone: 609-■■■■■■■■

Each award is $1000. Priority is given to students still undergoing
treatment, those with permanent effects from treatment and those at the
beginning of their post-high school education.

SamFund (Surviving and Moving Forward) www.thesamfund.org
Telephone: 617-■■■■■■■■

Scholarship opportunities for cancer survivors in the United States who
are between the ages of
17 and 35. The foundation distributes grants and
scholarships in an effort to enable survivors to pursue their educational or
professional goals.

Working Against Cancer's Survival Scholarship Program
Telephone: 619-■■■■■■■■

Working Against Cancer's Survival Scholarship Program assists young
adult cancer survivors (ages 30 yrs and under) by providing awards toward
academic and vocational education.
These scholarships will encourage each recipient to engage in a trade, an
art, or some other form of higher education relieving some of the additional
burden in obtaining the necessary finances to reach these goals. Candidates
must be a cancer survivor or recently diagnosed with cancer, but do not need
to be currently receiving treatment to qualify. Two scholarships are
awarded annually. One scholarship is awarded to a resident of California
while the other one goes to someone residing in the USA.


Neat idea and thread Elodie.... Here is a another site with lots of different scolarships, some overlapping with yours .. many other ones. http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/cancer.phtml . Personally I have returned to work in last 6 months, it needed to be a lesser role and lower hours but its been fantastic to get normality in our household.

There doesn't seem to be a shortage of people and organisations wanting to help and provide financial assistance... I think also the cancer society in what ever country you are in also might be a good starting point. Getting on with life.. getting educated.. working.. raising children.. etc. is such a positive activity to get you back on track with survivorship and overcoming the impacts of your treatment. Most of us are still sick, but it makes no sense just waiting around for something to happen, best to make good use of time.


Another scholarship program for childhood cancer survivors: