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Scholarships for people related with Cancer

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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.
- Restricted to US students that served to the division.
- Details could vary between divisions.
- Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per year.
    Jeff Apodaca Celebration of Life Scholarship:
- For pediatric cancer survivors.
- Those who were treated at one of the UNM Hospitals.
- Must be attending to a New Mexico college or university.
    Cancer Survivors Fund:
- Offered for cancer survivors or currently diagnosed with cancer.
- Must be residents of the United States.
- The awards are based on hardship and academic qualifications.
    Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation:
- Scholarships for families affected by brain tumors, including the patient, survivor, or immediate relative.
- The grant is based on financial need, with special consideration to members of the tennis community.
- Awards a maximum of $25,000 annually.
    Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation:
- Given to young-adult survivors of childhood cancer.
- They must have had a cancer diagnosis before the age of 18.
- Also they have been treated in the state of Hawaii.
    Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship:
- Recognizes ten children aged 8-15.
- They perform acts of kindness and volunteerism in their communities.
- The grand prize is $20,000 and the other winners receive $2,500.
    Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation:
- Gives college scholarships of up to $2,500 per year for four years to high school graduates.
- For cancer survivors students.
- Restricted to survivors from Colorado and Montana.
    The Maryland Community Cancer Scholarship:
- Provides a $2,500 scholarship to college.
- 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.
    The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund:
- Offers a $1,000 scholarship for cancer survivors.
- 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
    National Collegiate Cancer Foundation:
- Gives a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship for college.
- 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.
    Patient Advocate Foundation:
- Awards eight scholarships of $5,000 per year.
- 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.
    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States:
- Given for people who have been diagnosed with a childhood brain.
- It may include a diagnosis of a spinal cord tumor.
    Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation:
- Gives $5,000 and honorable mentions of $1,000 to young cancer survivors under the age of 21.
- Must be necessary an essay competition.
    Special Love, Inc.:
- Offers college scholarships of $1,000 to $2,250 to cancer survivors and students with cancer.
- No matter if they are currently receiving treatment or not.
    The Susan Fund, Inc.:
- For Fairfield County residents.
- People have been diagnosed with cancer
    Ashley Tamburri Scholarship:
- Awards to high school seniors.
- 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.
    Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:
- 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.
    PinkRose Foundation:
- Provides $1,000 scholarships for college students who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer.
- 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.
 For Careers related with Cancer Researches:

    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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