Cancer for College Dear Jack Scholarship

  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $5,000
  • Website: www.cancerforcollege.org
  • Phone: (760) 599-5096
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email: applications@cancerforcollege.org.
  • Address: 28465 Old Town Front Street - Suite 315 Temecula, CA 92590

Cancer for College charitable foundation has been existing since 1993 and it is there to help cancer survivors by giving them college scholarships.

The award cannot be greater than the amount needed for the academic year and they are typically $5,000 each.

There is no discrimination based on sex, race or religious belief when electing the recipients.

Full Description

It is good to have in mind the fact that if a receiver of the scholarship does not maintain full-time enrollment or transfer from a 4-year university to a community college, he/she will lose scholarship funds.

Furthermore,  if their illness forces them to leave school and they have previously got the scholarship, they may request a one-time extension of their scholarship, and once they get back to school, they can use it again.

Who's eligible?

Since there are many scholarships granted by Cancer for College Dear Jack, there are general scholarship eligibility requirements, plus additional requirements depending on the scholarship.

So for each institution, it is necessary to be the resident of certain state so as to be eligible for the scholarship.

However, general criteria are that you must:

  • have been diagnosed with cancer
  •  attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university, located in the US
  •  attend school as a full time student as an undergraduate student
  • have a gross income which is not more than $150,000.

How to Apply

You should know that the Cancer for College scholarship application should be completely filled out online and there are all the necessary information about the scholarships and the links to apply on their official website.

What you will need to have in order to apply are:

1. The first two pages of the 2017 tax return, either your personal, if you are independent, or your parent’s if you are independent student.

2. Letter of good standing from the university you are attending

3. Academic transcripts of the last two years

4. Confirmation of diagnosis letter by your oncologist, primary care physician or nurse

5. Two letters of recommendation from two people which do not belong to your family.

6. Total annual cost of attendance in the college or university of your choice.


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