During PAF’s daily interactions with patients, PAF staff often interact with patients and families who have experienced the impact of cancer or a chronic illness on post-secondary education. In 2000, PAF established the Scholarship for Survivors program to honor these individuals by offering educational scholarships to students who have suffered (or are suffering) from cancer or a chronic illness. These students have, despite their diagnosis, excelled academically, served the community, and desire to pursue a secondary education.
The purpose of our scholarship program is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America
pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have been diagnosed with or treated for a cancer or chronic disease (see application page for more details).
Award amount: PAF’s Scholarship for Survivor Undergraduate scholars are eligible to receive a scholarship of $3,000 per school year ($1,500 per semester: Fall/Spring) for four consecutive years until the student receives a maximum of $12,000 or graduates with a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the below requirements in full:
- Applicant must be under the age of 25.
- Must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a cancer or chronic disease within the past five years.
- Must be pursuing an Associate’s degree or higher.
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Award is available to Canadian citizens
- Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.
- Application form required
- Transcript required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
- Recommendations or references required
- Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
- Acceptance letter, Diagnosis Verification Form
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Donor: Patient Advocate Foundation
National nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between patients and their insurer, employer, and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers and attorneys.Website