January 16, 2019
Special Scholarship Issue!
It’s that time of year again, when high school seniors feverishly apply to colleges and seek scholarships to help finance their education. For survivors of childhood cancer, many scholarships are available and it’s time to apply. This special issue describes several national organizations that grant scholarships, as well as a list of websites that will help you find dozens more. Plus, some scholarships are available for siblings of kids who had cancer. We’ll point those out as well.
Northwestern Mutual Scholarships for Survivors and Sibs
The Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship program will award up to 25 renewable $5,000 scholarships! They also provide scholarships for siblings. Applicants must be 25 years old or younger and medical verification forms are required. Deadline 3 pm January 30, 2019.
Beyond the Cure Scholarships for Survivors
Beyond the Cure awards fifty-eight (58) $3,500 college scholarships every year. These awards can be renewed for second, third, and fourth year of college. To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen and accepted into a post-secondary school for Fall 2019. Survivors who are under the age of 25 and who were diagnosed with childhood cancer before the age of 18 are eligible. Deadline is March 30, 2019. Visit this page to apply.
Cancer For College
Cancer for College helps cancer survivors through the granting of college scholarships and by providing professional mentor services. In 2018, Cancer for College granted 96 new scholarships. Any childhood cancer survivor who is attending or planning to attend an accredited college in the United States is eligible. Deadline is January 31, 2018. For more information, click here.
Patient Advocate Scholarships for Survivors Diagnosed in their Teens
The PAF awards $3,000 scholarships (can be renewed every year) to legal residents of the United States, under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer or a chronic or life-threatening debilitating disease within the past five years. They award scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate programs. Deadline is March 17, 2019. Click here for more information and to apply.
Lists of Scholarships for Survivors
Other sources of money for college can be found below. Some of these pages aren’t updated regularly, so you’ll need to check the website of the organization that grants the aid to make sure what the eligibility requirements are and to find the application form for 2019.