THE CANCER FOR COLLEGE
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS


SORRY THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED - IT WILL REOPEN IN OCTOBER!
The Application period is open from October 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014.
Please type directly into the application.  Please try to send all parts of the application together and in order.
Please take special care to check grammar and spelling throughout your application.

You will be notified via email or phone call regarding your application status by July 1st.
If you need to update any part of your application, please
EMAIL US or call our office at (760) 599-5096.


Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a US resident enrolled in an accredited university or community college.
    (For the purpose of the application, if you are an incoming freshman, you do not have to be already enrolled in college to apply. Please include the names of the schools you have applied to on the application. You must be enrolled at the time of award.)
  • Must be a cancer patient/cancer survivor
  • Perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and or media coverage. Cancer for College reserves the right to use still or video images and/or statements of scholarship recipients in any promotional materials.
Since 1993, Cancer for College (a registered 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation) has provided hope and inspiration to cancer survivors in the form of college scholarships.

Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief.

California applicants and applicants attending Southern California colleges will receive first consideration for perpetual scholarships. Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level.  All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment at his/her stated university. Failure to maintain full-time enrollment or transfer from a 4-year university to a community college may result in loss of scholarship funds. Scholarship recipients experiencing health-related issues that force them to leave school may request a one-time extension of their scholarship, not to exceed one school year. Recipients exceeding this time will forgo their scholarship, but may reapply when ready to return to school and will receive first consideration.
 
Questions? Call us at (760) 599-5096 or email applications@cancerforcollege.org

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Since 1994, Cancer for College, a registered 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation, has provided hope and inspiration in the form of college scholarships to cancer survivors and amputees.
  
Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief.
California applicants and applicants attending Southern California colleges will receive first consideration for perpetual scholarships. Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level.  All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards range from $500 - $4,000.
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

•    Must be a U.S. resident enrolled in a university or community college that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education and is located in the United States at the time of award.
•    Must be a cancer patient, cancer survivor and/or amputee


SCHOLARSHIP FAQ

Using Your Grant

  • Awards will be disbursed in July and must be applied to the upcoming Fall/Spring semesters at the recipient's chosen school. Scholarship checks are written to the university, but are mailed to the recipients' home address in July.
  • You may choose to use the total amount of your grant toward one semester/quarter, or you may opt to split your grant between multiple semesters/quarters. It is up to you and your financial aid officer to determine the most appropriate way to use your grant. If necessary, Cancer for College is happy to fax or email a letter to your university granting you permission to disburse the scholarship as you see fit.
  • Unused funds may not be "carried over" into subsequent school years. If a recipient is not in need of the total amount awarded, Cancer for College will disburse the amount needed and any unused funds will return to the scholarship fund for future survivors in need.

Placing Your Grant on Hold

  • A scholarship may only be placed on hold if a recipient is unable to begin school due to a relapse or health complications related to his/her cancer diagnosis. A grant may be placed on hold for one school year. If after that school year, the recipient is still unable to return to school, we ask that he/she reapply when ready. The recipient's new application will be given first consideration.
  • Scholarships may not be placed on hold for any reason other than that of the health-related circumstances  stated above.  Grants which have been denied will be disbursed to other applicants in need. A student who denies a grant may reapply when the next consideration period is open.

Updating Your School or Contact Information

  • If you change schools, please provide Cancer for College with the name of your new school and new student identification number. Personal mailing address, phone number and email address changes are also very important to us. Please keep Cancer for College updated as you move or change your contact information. The best way to do so is to call our office directly at (760) 599-5096. Your information is kept private and will not be shared with third parties.

Specific to Perpetual Award Winners

The perpetual scholarship is awarded to freshmen attending four-year universities. The grant is a fixed amount and is disbursed annually for up to four consecutive years of school. The perpetual scholarship is contingent upon the recipient using the award in four consecutive years, unless hindered by relapse or cancer-related health complications.

  • If a perpetual recipient is forced to put his/her award on hold due to health complications, the same guidelines apply as stated above. Concerning the perpetual recipient, an award may be placed on hold for one school year and resumed the following year. The recipient does not "lose" the funds from the year that was missed. Recipients needing to place an award on hold for more than one year due to health complications will be asked to reapply and will be given first consideration.
  •  Perpetual award winners who do not experience a relapse or cancer-related health complications are not eligible to place an award on hold. The perpetual grant is intended to be used in four consecutive years. Those who leave school, graduate early or have no longer maintained a full-time student status will not have remaining funds available for future use.
  •  We understand that many students transfer universities during their pursuit of a degree over the course of four years. The perpetual award is not affected by a transfer, as long as the recipient maintains his/her status as a full-time student and the consecutive rule is not interrupted by the transfer. Please keep Cancer for College updated on any changes to your university throughout the duration of your scholarship.

·        Perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with the scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and/or media coverage. Cancer for College reserves the right to use photographs and/or statements of scholarship recipients in any promotional materials.  

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