Scholarship Search: Cancer for College Scholarship

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

This scholarship was created to help students who have survived cancer. It provides financial assistance to students attending college full time and is renewable annually. Students experiencing health issues while enrolled may request a leave of absence and their scholarship will be put on hold for up to one year.

Scholarship: Cancer for College Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Cancer for College

Amount: $1,000 – $5,000

Eligible Students:

  • S. citizens
  • Enrolled or due to enroll in an U.S. degree-granting program
  • Cancer patient/cancer survivor
  • Those who receive the renewable scholarship must be able to attend regional events and be available for interviews and/or media events

How to Apply: Submit the following documents.

  • Completed application
  • Parent federal tax return
  • Letter of good standing, if you are currently enrolled in college
  • Academic transcript with grades for past 2 years
  • Confirmation of diagnosis letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Total cost of attendance for the year

Deadline: February 1


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.