Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$16,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31, 2021

Sunday
Awarded By:

Cancer for College

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately five scholarships provided annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must major in engineering.
  2. Must have a diagnosis of cancer.
  3. This award is for U.S. students and international students studying in the U.S.
  4. Must reside in or attend a college or university in North or South Carolina.
  5. Must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student.

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

Description: The Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who have been diagnosed with cancer. Applicants must be majoring in engineering and must reside in or attend school in North or South Carolina.

Application requirements for the Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Copy of prior year tax return
  • Confirmation of cancer diagnosis
Additional Information: Awarded in memory of Ross Skelton, this scholarship is provided annually to engineering students in North or South Carolina who have battled with a diagnosis of cancer. Ross graduated from Auburn University with a degree in mechanical engineering and rose quickly throughout his career as an engineer with SPX FLOW in Charlotte, NC. In addition to a passion for his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Ross was also particularly fond of golf, humor, and time spent with friends and family. Students who demonstrate a similar positive outlook, passion for engineering, and local ties to North or South Carolina will be considered for this award. Since 1993, Cancer for College has worked to provide hope and scholarship assistance to U.S. students who have been diagnosed with and battled cancer. Award selection will be based on all submitted documentation, and extra emphasis will be placed on academic achievement and the student's documented, unmet financial need. Failure to remain enrolled or transfering from a four-year college or university to a two-year community college may result in the suspension of funding. Students may also voluntarily suspend their scholarship for up to one year for verified medical reasons.

Award Amount: Award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. The typical award amount is $5,000 but may be reduced if the student has a lower amount of unmet financial need. Scholarships may be renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $16,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 31, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, January 31, 2021

Applications and additional information about the Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship are available online at the Cancer for College website and may be accessed using the provided links. To be considered for an award, students must submit the following: a completed application; official transcripts for the last two years of academic work completed; a copy of tax returns from the prior year (or other proof of income if not available); a letter confirming the student's cancer diagnosis; two recommendation letters from individuals who are not related to the applicant; and information about the cost to attend one year of study at the applicant's current or intended college. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: GoandbeGreat Scholarship
Address: 28465 Old Town Front Street Suite 224 Temecula, California 92590

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