Nowadays the cancer has become in an illness that had affected all kind of people, and many of the cases, most people die with it. So, in order to help those people, including their relatives, there are hundreds of organizations which give scholarships to those people that have been a patient or a survivor, their children, and other students that want to learn about treatments.
For survivors and children:
American Cancer Society:
- Offer college scholarships for pediatric cancer survivors.
Jeff Apodaca Celebration of Life Scholarship:
- Restricted to US students that served to the division.
- Details could vary between divisions.
- Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per year.
- For pediatric cancer survivors.
Cancer Survivors Fund:
- Those who were treated at one of the UNM Hospitals.
- Must be attending to a New Mexico college or university.
- Offered for cancer survivors or currently diagnosed with cancer.
Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation:
- Must be residents of the United States.
- The awards are based on hardship and academic qualifications.
- Scholarships for families affected by brain tumors, including the patient, survivor, or immediate relative.
Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation:
- The grant is based on financial need, with special consideration to members of the tennis community.
- Awards a maximum of $25,000 annually.
- Given to young-adult survivors of childhood cancer.
Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship:
- They must have had a cancer diagnosis before the age of 18.
- Also they have been treated in the state of Hawaii.
- Recognizes ten children aged 8-15.
Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation:
- They perform acts of kindness and volunteerism in their communities.
- The grand prize is $20,000 and the other winners receive $2,500.
- Gives college scholarships of up to $2,500 per year for four years to high school graduates.
The Maryland Community Cancer Scholarship:
- For cancer survivors students.
- Restricted to survivors from Colorado and Montana.
- Provides a $2,500 scholarship to college.
The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund:
- For students who were diagnosed with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently with cancer.
- The diagnosis must have occurred when the applicant was between 15 and 35 years old.
- For 35 years old students or younger at the time of application.
- They must be Maryland residents and attending or planning to go to a public 2-year or 4-year college or university or vocational program inside Maryland.
- Would be required to complete 25 hours of community service.
- Scholarships are based on financial need, medical hardship and dedication to community service, leadership, commitment to the Maryland community, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their experience to impact the lives of adults with cancer.
- Offers a $1,000 scholarship for cancer survivors.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation:
- For US citizens or permanent residents.
- They must have been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 13 and 20, and currently be age 25 or younger.
- Priority is given to students still undergoing treatment, a significant treatment history, substantial post-treatment side effects, and beginners students in their college education
- Gives a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship for college.
Patient Advocate Foundation:
- For those students whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who are seeking to continue their higher education while still undergoing treatment.
- For applicants between 17 and 27 years old.
- Selected on the basis of financial need, essay, recommendations, cancer story, and good attitude.
- Awards eight scholarships of $5,000 per year.
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States:
- Given to cancer survivors to initiate or complete a course of study that has been interrupted or delayed.
- Necessary to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Required to complete 20 hours of community service during the school year.
- Given for people who have been diagnosed with a childhood brain.
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation:
- It may include a diagnosis of a spinal cord tumor.
- Gives $5,000 and honorable mentions of $1,000 to young cancer survivors under the age of 21.
Special Love, Inc.:
- Must be necessary an essay competition.
- Offers college scholarships of $1,000 to $2,250 to cancer survivors and students with cancer.
The Susan Fund, Inc.:
- No matter if they are currently receiving treatment or not.
- For Fairfield County residents.
Ashley Tamburri Scholarship:
- People have been diagnosed with cancer
- Awards to high school seniors.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:
- For students who are cancer survivors or currently diagnosed with cancer.
- They must be attending high school in a county served by the Foundation.
- There is no need to be receiving treatment to qualify.
- The cancer may be in remission or deemed cured.
- Not based upon financial need or scholastic ability.
- Awarded to the applicant who most exemplifies the life values and career goals of Ashley Tamburri.
- Also counts for those who desires to use their cancer experience to help others.
- Gives five scholarships of up to $10,000 each year.
- For graduate high school seniors and current college students.
- Necessary to be 25 years old or younger and have lost a parent to breast cancer.
- Must have a college GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
- Have to plan to attend a state college or university in the state where they reside.
- Need to be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Provides $1,000 scholarships for college students who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer.
For Careers related with Cancer Researches:
- Used to help the children on personal growth overcoming the grief caused by breast cancer.
- They must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25.
- Need to be US citizenship or permanent residency.
- Required to have a high school diploma or equivalent.
American Association for Cancer Research
American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Cancer Research Foundation of America
Cancer Research Institute
Cancer Research Society Inc.
Head and Neck Cancer Foundation
Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research
Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Leukemia Research Foundation
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Oncology Nursing Foundation
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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