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.

Special Love Scholarship Program

Special Love Scholarship Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 930-2707
Program Status: Open

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
Program Status: Open

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://www.cancerforcollege.org/application.html.


The PinkRose℠ Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

The PinkRose℠ Foundation, Inc.

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

Provides post-secondary scholarship assistance to children who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Since 2004, the PinkRose has awarded $1000 scholarships to 87 students. Application period is usually June 1-July 31 each year. For current application period and to apply online, please visit http://www.pinkrose.org/scholarships/.


Life Happens Scholarships for Kids who lost a parent to cancer.

Life Happens

Main URL: Visit
Email: scholarship@lifehappens.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Scholarship program for those age 17-24 who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer and are currently enrolled in (or accepted to), a US trade school, college or university. Awards range from $5000 to $15000. The application period for this program usually begins each February. To download an application, please visit http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program/life-lessons-scholarship-application/.


Susan G. Komen for the Cure Scholarship Program

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Scholarship Program

Main URL: Visit
Email: contactus@applyists.com
Program Status: Open

Description:

Scholarships for those who have lost a parent or guardian to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 25 years or younger. The scholarship is an award of $5000 per semester and is renewable for up to 4 years to complete undergraduate studies. For more program information, see this PDF: https://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/2013-14%20Komen%20FAQ.pdf. For additional information regarding the scholarship program contact ISTS by email at contactus@applyists.com. When emailing be sure to reference the Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship Program.


The Ulman Fund Scholarships for young adult cancer survivors

The Ulman Fund

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@ulmanfund.org
Program Status: Open

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
Program Status: Open

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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    • 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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