Scholarship programs for cancer patients and survivors currently accepting applications

Several notable organizations, including the Ruth Cheatham Foundation, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the National Children’s Cancer Society and Cancer for College are currently accepting applications for scholarships for the 2022 academic year. In addition, the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation will be opening its applications for 2022 scholarships in March.

The Ruth Cheatham Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to provide funding to cancer patients and cancer survivors between the ages of 17 and 26 who wish to continue their education through an accredited undergraduate school, trade school or graduate school. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based on financial need and personal hardship. The deadline to apply is February 21, 2022. Click here for more information or to access their application form.

Northwestern Mutual. (PRNewsFoto/Northwestern Mutual)

Northwestern Mutual offers two scholarships: one for childhood cancer survivors and one for siblings of those affected by childhood cancer. Both are open to individuals of age 25 and under, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Their scholarship program is currently the only cancer-related scholarship program that honors the challenges that siblings of patients endure. Adam Gregg, a fibrolamellar fighter, and his siblings applied for and received scholarships from Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer program in 2020. Applications for the 2022 scholarship program are open now through February 2, 2022. Selection results are expected by May 2022. To learn more about the opportunities or to apply, click here.

The Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program is sponsored by the National Children’s Cancer Society. These scholarships are for childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation. Fifty-eight $3,500 scholarships are awarded each academic year. Applications must be a cancer survivor under the age of 25 and accepted into post-secondary school for the upcoming school year. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2022. Additional information and their application is available here.

Since 1993, Cancer for College, has provided need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors. Cancer for College provides a number of different scholarship offers in different regions of the United States. Their scholarship application period runs until January 31 each year. Click here for more information about their specific programs and an on-line application.

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation provides services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment. Each award is $1,000. Applications for their scholarship programs will become available in March, with an application deadline of May 15. Applicants must be either a young adult cancer survivor or current patient between the ages of 18 and 35. Click here for more information.