Some children can no longer get support from their parents, either because they have or had cancer. For such children, there are scholarships for children of parents who have/had cancer.
Families who are faced with cancer undergo severe physical, psychological and financial strain. Students who are fighting cancer must often interrupt their education and cannot work to save money for college or participate in extracurricular activities.
Students who are first diagnosed with cancer while in college should talk with the dean of students and the director of student financial aid at their school. Many colleges and universities have contingency funds to provide additional assistance to students who are suddenly faced with a serious illness. Furthermore, there are many groups and organizations who have developed grant and scholarship opportunities to help students currently battling or who have battled cancer as well as students whose family members have been affected by cancer.
Before this post, i did actually create a post on scholarship for cancer survivors and scholarship for siblings of children who have/had cancer. Make sure to check it out before proceeding.
SuperSibs! Scholarship for Siblings
SuperSibs! is a non-profit organization that serves children in the US and Canada with a sibling who has been diagnosed with cancer. In April of each year, SuperSibs! awards scholarships to high school seniors who have or had a brother or sister who was diagnosed with cancer.
Scholarships for Children of Parents Who Have/Had Cancer
MaryEllen Locher Foundation
The MaryEllen Locher Foundation scholarships (formerly Children of Breast Cancer Scholarships) are awarded to students who lost a parent to breast cancer and to children of breast cancer survivors.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship Program
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are 25 years old or younger and who have lost a parent to breast cancer.
LIFE Lessons Essay Contest for Students
The nonprofit LIFE Foundation is sponsoring a scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and current college students who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian.
The PinkRose Foundation Inc. provides $1,000 scholarships for college students who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. The scholarships help the children embark on personal growth and start to overcome the grief caused by breast cancer.
The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship Award
The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer.
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