The Jackie Spellman Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation is proud to honor Jackie’s memory by providing scholarships to deserving students whose lives have been impacted by leukemia and lymphoma. To date, our foundation has awarded 96 scholarships totaling $348,000!

Unfortunately, we cannot help everyone who applies but we are grateful to everyone who takes the time to complete an application and/or support our efforts.

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been impacted in some way by leukemia or lymphoma, either as survivors, individuals diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma, or individuals who have a member of his or her immediate family who have or had leukemia or lymphoma while living in the same household. Eligible students include high school seniors or those attending community college, a four-year university or graduate school.

Applicants must meet all criteria established by the application process.* Students majoring in health or nursing related majors may receive priority.

Annual Amount

$3,000 — $10,000

Additional Selection Criteria


  1. Graduating high school seniors, community college and four-year university, and graduate students who are leukemia or lymphoma patients and/or are children, siblings or parents of leukemia or lymphoma patients.  A  letter from the treating doctor must also be supplies to certify that the individual or applicant's sibling or parent has/had leukemia or lymphoma, or a Certificate of Death stating leukemia or lymphoma as the cause of death.
  2. Students who plan to enroll full time at a college or university.
  3. Students with a minimum un-weighted 3.0 GPA.
  4. Students who demonstrate financial need.
  5. Prior scholarship winners are eligible to apply.

Application Process

To apply, go to:

Before submitting application, you will be required to upload:

  • A color photograph
  • A doctors letter of diagnosis of death certificate (if applicable)
  • 2021 FAFSA Form (only the Student Aid Report)
  • 2020 federal tax return
  • Two letters of reference
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (high school applicants only)
  • High school or college transcript
  • Resume
  • Letter of Special Circumstances (if applicable)


April 18, 2021

For the application or more information go to: