Cancer Scholarships

Students who struggle with or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a postsecondary education. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 8 million Americans have a history of cancer. The many ambitious students who attend college despite their health setbacks display impressive resolve, one recognized by many scholarship providers. To help students fighting cancer afford an education, numerous cancer foundations have created scholarships that have made college an option. Take a look at the following cancer scholarships for a few examples. To find additional awards, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Below is a list of organizations and contact information for each of them. We will be continuing to add to this list as more cancer-related scholarships come to our awareness.


Cancer for College
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Cancer for College provides one-time and recurring scholarships to current and former cancer patients. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen planning to enroll in an accredited four-year university, communiy college or graduate school. Awards vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The application period opens October 1st and closes January 31st. Awards are announced in July. Visit our website to […] More

Cancer Survivors’ Fund
Application Deadlines: Varies
Scholarships from the Cancer Survivors’ Fund are granted to cancer survivors for their college educations. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants’ personal hardship and financial need. To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements: – The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving […] More

Youth Cancer Survivor College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 25, Annually
The American Cancer Society’s Youth Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program is a scholarship opportunity exclusively for students with a history of cancer. Established in 2000, the program is designed to provide young cancer patients/survivors assistance in pursuing higher education from an accredited school. Applicants must meet the following criteria: – Resident of Ohio, – U.S. citizen, […] More

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The purpose of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship is to assist students who have been affected by breast cancer in some way. A minimum of eight scholarships of $1,000 in value each may be awarded in the spring. The scholarships are not renewable but a recipient may reapply in subsequent years while they are in college. In order to be eligible to be considered for a […] More

Working Against Cancer’s Survival Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: Varies
Working Against Cancer’s Survival Scholarship Program assists young adult cancer survivors (ages 30 yrs and under) by providing awards toward academic and vocational education. These scholarships will encourage each recipient to engage in a trade, an art, or some other form of higher education relieving some of the additional burden in obtaining the necessary finances to reach these goals. […] More