Monday, January 18, 2010

Scholarship for cancer survivors

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:51 PM

You'd like to think that a kid who's survived cancer couldn't be overmatched by high tuition prices. Of course, that's not necessarily the case. So the Great West Division of the American Cancer Society is offering scholarships of up to $10,000 per student ($2,500 per year, with reapplication needed each year) who meet the following criteria:

• Must be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21. Applicants must be age 25 or younger at the time of application.
Scheduled to graduate from high school and/or continuing college in the upcoming school year.
• Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.
• Accepted without condition to an accredited university, college, community college or vocational technical school.
• Must have a 2.5 GPA or above.
• Must become a full time student at an accredited university, college, community college or vocational technical school in the upcoming academic year.

Deadline is Feb. 26. Here's the application.

Though the Web site is a little tricky to navigate, you can find out more at cancer.org.

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