Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need.
The Fund awards four levels of scholarships to augment the expenses associated with the college educations of young cancer survivors. A selection committee chooses scholarship recipients based on the applicants’ personal hardships, assessing their financial and emotional needs as well as their academic qualifications.
The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify.
The applicant is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate school.
The Fund requires the recipient of a scholarship to submit a copy of an acceptance letter from the college/university of their choice or a letter of good standing from the registrar.
The applicant must complete the online Scholarship Application.
The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from two different academic teachers addressing why they should receive the scholarship.
A letter from your attending physician verifying your medical history and current medical situation must also be submitted. Medical information will be kept confidential and will only be utilized to support the qualification of consideration for the scholarship.
The applicant must submit an essay discussing the following question. HOW HAS MY EXPERIENCE WITH CANCER IMPACTED MY LIFE VALUES AND CAREER GOALS? Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1200 words.
The applicants must agree to do volunteer work to use their cancer experience to help other young cancer patients and survivors coping with a life threatening or life-altering event.
The applicants and their parents if they are minors, must sign a release, that they agree to have their name and photo published in the news media or any CSF publication as a recipient of Cancer Survivors' Fund scholarship and that they agree to have their name, photo and success story to be published on this website or in any CSF publication.