Since 1993, Cancer for College, a registered 501(c)3 charitable foundation, has provided hope and inspiration to cancer survivors in the form of college scholarships. Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief. Community college applicants are eligible but award may not be greater than the amount needed. All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards are typically $5,000 each. Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment at his/her stated university. Failure to maintain full-time enrollment or transfer from a 4-year university to a community college may result in loss of scholarship funds. Scholarship recipients experiencing health-related issues that force them to leave school may request a one-time extension of their scholarship, not to exceed one school year. Recipients exceeding this time will forgo their scholarship, but may reapply when ready to return to school.
Additional Selection Criteria
General Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
- You must personally have been diagnosed with cancer.
- You are either attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university, located in the US.
- You are enrolled/planning to enroll in a degree-earning program, not a certificate-earning program.
- You will attend school as a full time student as an undergraduate student or at least part time as a graduate student.
- Adjusted gross income for the applicant (or their parent/guardian, if they are dependent) for the most recent tax year must be no more than $150,000.
For online application, go to: https://cancerforcollege.org/application-faqs/Please read the directions closely as you go through the application.
Items you will need to know or have available for upload:
1. The first two pages of the appropriate 2019 tax return
You need either:
- Your parents’ 2019 tax return (jointly or individually based on filing status) if you are claimed as a dependent
- Or your personal 2019 tax return if you are independent
- If you do not file a tax return, you must upload proof of any income such as SSI, W-2, Snap Benefits or other written documentation
2. Last Two-years of Academic Transcripts
High school, college or a combination depending on your year in school. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
3. Confirmation of Diagnosis Letter
Must be completed on medical letterhead by your oncologist, primary care physician or nurse
4. A Letter of Recommendation from one person OUTSIDE your family.
If you have questions about the application not answered in the FAQ, please email email@example.com
This can be requested via email through the application, or personally uploaded if you already have a copy
January 31, 2021
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