A cancer diagnosis not only puts a young person’s life on hold, but the financial burden of cancer can also affect their ability to continue on with their education. Fortunately, there are many organizations helping to ease that burden by providing scholarships for deserving young cancer survivors. Learn more:
- Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program: The National Children’s Cancer Society awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.
- Financial Aid Information: Information about college scholarships, loans and other types of financial aid.
- National Collegiate Cancer Foundation: $1,000 competitive awards are given based upon financial need, quality of essay and recommendations, displaying a “Will Win” attitude, and overall story of cancer survivorship.
- Patient Advocate Foundation: $3,000 competitive scholarships awarded to those diagnosed with and/or actively treated for a life-threatening disease within the past five years.
- Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation: They offer a one-year award of $500 to childhood brain tumor survivors.
- The Ulman Fund for Young Adults: Scholarships for 15- to 39-year-olds during their own diagnosis/treatment or the diagnosis/treatment of a parent or sibling.