Scholarship Application Information
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOVEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 EACH YEAR
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 1


Since 1993, Cancer for College (a registered 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation) has provided hope an 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. Awards range from $1000 - $5,000. 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.


The 2016 Cancer for College scholarship application will now be completed completely online.  Below you will find a list of documents that will be needed to complete the application. The new online application system will be available is now available. Scroll down to learn about the scholarships we offer and to find the links to apply.


PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS CLOSELY AS YOU GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION.

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW OR HAVE AVAILABLE FOR UPLOAD

1. The first two pages of the 2014 tax return for:
* If you are under 25 and claiming to be independent, you will need to provide your parents returns to show that they do not claim you.

  • Your parents 2014 tax return if they file jointly
  • Your Father's and Mother's 2014 individual return if they file seperately
  • Your personal 2014 tax return
  • If you do not file a tax return, you must upload proof of any income such as SSI, W-2, Snap Benefits or other written documentation


2. Letter of Good Standing from the University you are attending


3. Two-years of Academic Transcripts (High School, College or Combination depending on your year in school)

* These can be requested via email you submit through the application or uploaded if you already have copies.


4. Confirmation of Diagnosis Letter (Must be completed on medical letterhead by your oncologist, primary care physician or nurse)

* You can upload a letter you currently have, or request a letter from your doctor directly through the application system.


5. Two Letters of Recommendation from two people outside your immediate family.

* You will send an email through our system to your letter writers and they will write their letter directly into the application program.


6. Total Cost of Attendance (This is a number published by your school or university, This includes tuition, room & board, books, etc.)

​*This is the annual cost to attend.  Not the cost for 4 years of attendance.


2016 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE  FOR APPLICATION
You will be notified during the online application process as to which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States


PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCHOLARSHIP

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Applicant must either be from or attending school in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana

HENRY STREULI SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be in honor of Henry Joseph Streuli, who heartbreakingly passed away from Burkitt’s Lymphoma on July 3 2015 at the young age of 14. The honoree scholarship will be awarded to a student who will use their education to advance a world that is filled with Henry's love of life. Henry loved everyone, from babies to seniors. Henry was passionate about Jesus and his values of equality and love for all of humanity. He was a tenacious individual who never let his small stature hinder his ability to succeed. Whether it be pitching a 50+mph fast ball on the baseball team, ATVing up the largest sand dune or fishing off the coast of Alaska, Henry could conquer it all.
Our love for Henry stands strong and we are thrilled to honor his memory through a Cancer for College scholarship.
VISIT OUR DONATION PAGE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS FUND

  • ​​Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Applicant must either be from or attending school in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana



CAROLINAS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Applicant must either be from or attending school in the states of North or South Carolina


DEAR JACK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Must be a music major or related field of study with an ability to express how you plan to pursue music as a career

LEONARD FAMILY ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Must be a business major or related field with a desire to pursue career in food service industry and potentially own & operate a restaurant


ROSS SKELTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Applicant must be an engineering major either be from or attending school in the states of North or South Carolina


SKIP WOHL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Created in memory of Emil "Skip" Wohl who lived his life to the fullest
Click here to learn more about Skip and Donate to the Fun

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Applicant must be from and attending school in Southern California



FRANK THE TANK SCHOLARSHIP
Created by Cancer for College Scholarship recipient Frank Lozoya
Click here to learn more about Frank and the mark he left on the world. 

  • Open to a cancer survivor
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Applicant must be attending California State University, Fullerton



THE CHERRY HAWK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Open to any cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be a resident of the United States
  • Applicant must be from or attending school in Southern California