Cancer for College is a competitive scholarship and unfortunately with over a thousand applicants every year, we are unable to offer a scholarship to every applicant.  That said, there are other resources at your disposal if  we are unable to help you or if you need additional help beyond what cancer for college can provide.  A great resource is

USC established Bovard Scholars to empower outstanding high school students with financial need to dream big. We help you reach higher. We prepare you for success in college — including gaining admission and scholarships to the best schools that are the ideal fit for you — and in your career. That includes thorough exploration of the wide range of options for your future.


Thrive Through Cancer
Thrive Through Cancer aims to bring young adults together, provide them with age-appropriate resources and give them a place to share their story. Thrive Through Cancer also has a comprehensive resources page with several resources for the Seattle and Pacific Northwest area.

Stupid Cancer
Stupid Cancer scoured the web to put together this list of resources whose collective missions are to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring.

Navigating Cancer
Provides resources to cancer patients and health care providers, to help improve the quality and efficiency of cancer treatment

Cancer Horizons College Scholarship

Cancer Horizons strives to empower cancer patients by helping them realize their dream of a college education by providing financial assistance. Cancer Horizons College Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship and is intended to support one hard working, high achieving college student who lives with cancer.

Cancer Lifeline
Provides emotional support, resources, educational classes and exercise programs designed to support people in all stages of the cancer process.

Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Cuck Fancer

Cuck Fancer. is an organization dedicated to raising awareness for young adult cancer by helping survivors get their feet back on the ground. At Cuck Fancer. we believe young adult survivors need a certain type of support. It’s our intention to do whatever it takes to help get these unique individuals back to their lives.

American Childhood Cancer Organization
ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
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vs. Cancer Foundation
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.

Regional Resources Pacific Northwest

Gilda’s Club Seattle
Gilda's Club Seattle offers a broad, community-based program of social, emotional, and educational support for cancer survivors, their loved ones and friends that provides sustained support, education and resources on-site in the Seattle Clubhouse and off-site with collaborating partners.

The Good Times Project
T​he Goodtimes Project exists to offer Western Washington and Alaska families affected by childhood cancer a cost-free week of summer camp

Candelighters Foundation
Since 1977 we have been dedicated to providing direct support to families. Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation uses all proceeds raised to provide programs and educational materials, funeral assistance funds, Care Bags and family fun events.

Miracles for Kids Foundation

Miracles for Kids  is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving children with life-threatening illnesses and the families that care for them. By operating programs that provide financial aid, basic needs, and wellness to patients and their families, Miracles for Kids creates stability when families are crumbling from the financial and emotional devastation of fighting for their child's life.