The American Cancer Society is offering a number of scholarships designed to provide young cancer patients and survivors assistance pursuing higher education.
Childhood cancer survivors faced adversity early in their lives. The American Cancer Society believes the cost of a college education should not be a barrier to their future. In many cases the fight against cancer leaves a family in difficult financial straits, and recovery often means there is nothing left to save for post-high school education.
In addition to reducing the cost of a college education, awarding these scholarships to the most deserving of candidates is just one way the American Cancer Society is investing in the future. “By encouraging these students to build on the accomplishments they have made in spite of their illness, we are fostering a new generation of cancer survivors who will make a difference in our communities.”
Eligible students must be under 25 year old and under 21 at the time of their cancer diagnosis. Must be a resident of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin, and must have been accepted to an accreditted 2 or 4 year school.
The American Cancer Society Youth Scholarship Program Volunteer Review Committee will select scholarship recipients on the basis of their commitment to academic or vocational goals, current financial need, leadership, and community service. Preference will be given to first time scholarship applicants.
For additional information or to complete an application by the March 15, 2013 deadline, go to www.cancer.org/mwyouthscholarship or contact Tiffany Carlson at 1.877.423.9123 x7581 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org