Cancer for College Scholarships

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.

Annual Amount

$5,000

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.

Application Process

For online application, go to:  https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/apply/a0D1R00000b4EdBUAU/1

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 tax return

If you are under 25 and claiming to be independent, you will need to provide your parents returns to show that they do not claim you.

    • Your parents’ tax return (jointly or individually based on filing status) if you are claimed as a dependent.
    • Your personal 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. Letter of Good Standing from the University you are attending

*only applicable if you are in college when you apply

3. Two-years of Academic Transcripts

(High School, College or Combination depending on your year in school)
* These can either be requested via email that is submitted through the application or personally uploaded if you already have copies.

4. Confirmation of Diagnosis Letter

(Must be completed on medical letterhead by your oncologist, primary care physician or nurse)
* This can either be requested via email that is submitted through the application or personally uploaded if you already have a copy.

5. A Letter of Recommendation from one people OUTSIDE your family.

* These can either be requested via email that is submitted through the application or personally uploaded if you already have copies.

6. Total Annual Cost of Attendance

(This is a number published by your college or university, This includes tuition, room & board, books, etc.)
​*This is the annual cost to attend.  Not the cost for 4 years of attendance.


Deadline

January 31, 2020

For the application or more information go to:
https://cancerforcollege.org/application/