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Scholarships for Cancer Survivors and Those Fighting Cancer

Cancer scholarships to help students pay for school.

The Fastweb Team

April 21, 2022

Students diagnosed with cancer of those who are survivors can find financial resources to help pay for college.
Scholarships for Cancer Survivors and Those Fighting Cancer
Families who are faced with cancer undergo severe physical, psychological and financial strain. Students who are fighting cancer must often interrupt their education and cannot work to save money for college or participate in extracurricular activities. Students who are first diagnosed with cancer while in college should talk with the dean of students and the director of student financial aid at their school. Many colleges and universities have contingency funds to provide additional assistance to students who are suddenly faced with a serious illness. Furthermore, there are many groups and organizations who have developed grant and cancer scholarships to help students currently battling or who have battled cancer as well as students whose family members have been affected by cancer.

  1. Izzy Foundation Academic Scholarship
  2. Deadline: 5/1/22
    Award Amount: $1,000
    The Izzy Foundation Academic Scholarship is available to high school students who have been diagnosed with or treated for pediatric cancer and their siblings.

  3. NCCF Survivor Scholarship
  4. Deadline: 5/20/22
    Award Amount: $1,000
    The NCCF Survivor Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 17 and 35. You must be a cancer survivor or current patient and display a "Will Win" attitude to be considered for this award.

  5. NCCF Legacy Scholarship
  6. Deadline: 5/20/22
    Award Amount: $1,000
    The NCCF Legacy Scholarship is available to students who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. You must be between the ages of 17 and 35 to be eligible for this award.

  7. Base2Summit Scholarship
  8. Deadline: 7/15/22
    Award Amount: $2,500
    The Base2Summit Scholarship is available to students who were diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 13 and 30. You must be a resident of Michigan to be eligible for this award.

  9. Ortlieb Foundation Scholarship
  10. Deadline: 12/15/22
    Award Amount: $1,000
    The Ortlieb Foundation Scholarship is available to full - time students who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment of chemotherapy, radiation, or proton therapy from an oncologist.

  11. CancerCare YPC Scholarship
  12. Deadline: Rolling
    Award Amount: $2,500
    The CancerCare YPC Scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate students who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer in the last two years. You must be a resident of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania to be eligible for this award.

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