Free Scholarships for Cancer Survivors

Free Scholarships for Cancer Patients

Scholarships can be used for books, supplies and tuition and are available to help make professional dreams come true. Programs are available for both survivors and family members. Be sure to review each program for eligibility, application process, and deadlines. If you find an error in any listing, please contact us here so we can get it corrected.

The Simon Cancer Foundation Free Scholarships for Cancer Patients

The Simon Cancer Foundation

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Graduate and undergraduate college scholarships are available to those in the USA who have battled cancer in their lifetime. Applicants must be attending a four-year university in the US and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. An application with essay question is required to apply. For more information and to download the application package, please visit this link: http://www.thescf.org/Scholarships.html.


Special Love Scholarship Program

Special Love Scholarship Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 930-2707

Description:

Special Love offers college scholarships for books, housing, and tuition to assist children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Scholarship requests must come from your doctor, social worker, or hospital representative. For current status and application, please call toll-free (888) 930-2707 or visit http://specialove.org/scholarships/.


Cancer for College

Cancer for College

Main URL: Visit
Email: applications@cancerforcollege.org

Description:

Provides college scholarships to cancer survivors. Since its inception, Cancer for College has provided over $2.3 million in scholarships to almost 1,100 cancer survivors. Awards range from $1000 – $5,000. The application period is Nov 2-Jan 31 each year. For application, visit https://cancerforcollege.org/application-faqs/.


The Ulman Fund Scholarships for young adult cancer survivors

The Ulman Fund

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@ulmanfund.org

Description:

Multiple scholarship opportunities are offered through the Ulman Fund. These scholarship programs help young adults (ages 15-39) continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Scholarship winners are currently awarded a total of $2500 over two academic semesters. Check the website for the next open application period here: http://ulmanfund.org/scholarships/.


The Nicki Leach Foundation Scholarship

The Nicki Leach Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Contact: Get in Touch

Description:

The Nicki Leach Foundation provides financial assistance to young adults (18-30) afflicted with cancer and who are having trouble meeting expenses. This grant program is in honor of the foundation’s namesake who bravely battled stage IV brain cancer. Applications are usually available each October. For the next application period, visit https://nickileach.org/assistance.


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4 Comments

    • Hi Imogen! We, too, are grateful for the generosity of all of these agencies who are truly making a difference in the lives of cancer patients nationwide.

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