National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Survivor Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 12 scholarships were awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be between the ages of 18 and 35 at time of application.
  3. Must be a young adult cancer survivor or patient.
  4. Must attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university or vocational institution in pursuit of an associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate or certificate as of the fall of 2010.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for undergraduate and graduate students who are cancer survivors. Students must be between 18 and 35 years of age.

Application requirements for the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Survivor Scholarship are:

  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Resume or list of awards
Additional Information: The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation established this scholarship program to provide financial support to college students whose lives have been impacted by cancer and are seeking to continue their higher education while still undergoing treatment. The student will be evaluated based on the following four criteria: displaying a 'will win' attitude with respect to his/her cancer experience; quality of essays; financial need; overall story of cancer survivorship; commitment to education; and quality of recommendations. Applicants will be notified by July 1.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Students may reapply each year that they are eligible.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

Applications are available on the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation (NCCF) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a copy of his/her official college transcript (high school seniors should send a high school transcript and a copy of their college acceptance letter); two letters of recommendation, one from a non-family member and one from a peer (each recommender should include his/her name, address, email, and phone number within the letter); a resume or list of awards, honors, organizational memberships, volunteer work, and community service; and short essay responses to each of the four questions listed on the application. The student must write his/her name on each page of each document he/she submits, as well as in the upper right-hand corner of each page of the application. All application materials (including recommendations) must be submitted together to the address provided, postmarked by the deadline date. The student may also scan and email the application to the address provided.
About National Collegiate Cancer Foundation:
Contact Information: Meghan Rodgers, -
Address: National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship Committee 4858 Battery Lane #216 Bethesda, Maryland 20824

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