PRIVATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Many national foundations offer scholarships for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and children of cancer patients.  Below is a listing of those opportunities:

The Ulman Fund
www.ulmancancerfund.org
esther@ulmanfund.org
1-888-393-FUND x 103 The following scholarships are available through the Ulman Fund:

 

The Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship Award
The Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who have been affected by cancer, and are seeking higher education.

The Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship Award is available to applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

Age 35 or younger at time of application

Young adult cancer survivor/patient diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35

Currently attending, or accepted to, a 2-or 4-year college, university or vocational program (including graduate and professional schools)

Must be degree-seeking

Demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to their community

Also must meet the following income criteria: Dependent applicant
The combined adjusted gross income of parent(s)/guardian(s) must be less than $75,000 with an additional $10,000 allowed for each dependent. Married applicant
The combined adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 with $10,000 allowed for each dependent. Single applicant
The maximum adjusted gross income is less than $30,000 plus an additional $10,000 for each dependent.

 

The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship Award
The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who have lost a parent/guardian to cancer or have a parent/guardian with cancer, and are seeking higher education. This award is available to applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

Age 35 or younger at time of application

Young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer or has a parent/guardian with cancer

The parent/guardian experienced a cancer diagnosis when the young adult applicant was between the ages of 15 and 35

Currently attending, or accepted to, a 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational program (including graduate and professional schools).

Must be degree-seeking

Demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to their community through some of the following areas: love for family and others, passion for life, participation in their community and courage in the face of adversity.

Also must meet the following income criteria: Dependent applicant
The combined adjusted gross income of parent(s)/guardian(s) must be less than $75,000, with an additional $10,000 allowed for each dependent. Married applicant
The combined adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 with $10,000 allowed for each dependent. Single applicant
The maximum adjusted gross income is less than $30,000 plus an additional $10,000 for each dependent.

 

The Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship Award
The Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who have lost a parent/guardian to cancer or have a parent/guardian with cancer, and are seeking higher education in the field of nursing. The Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship Award is available to applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

Age 35 or younger at time of application

Young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer or has a parent/guardian with cancer

Currently attending, or planning to attend, a 2-or 4-year college or university or training program and seeking a degree in the field of nursing (including graduate and professional schools)

Demonstrate an interest in furthering patient education, focusing on persons from medically underserved communities and/or womens health issues.

Also must meet the following income criteria: Dependent applicant
The combined adjusted gross income of parent(s)/guardian(s) must be less than $75,000 with an additional $10,000* allowed for each dependent. Married applicant
The combined adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 with $10,000 allowed for each dependent. Single applicant
The maximum adjusted gross income is less than $30,000 plus an additional $10,000 for each dependent.

 

The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award
The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who are impacted by cancer and seeking higher education. The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award is available to applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

Age 35 or younger at time of application

Young adult cancer survivor/patient and/or young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer or has a parent/guardian with cancer

The young adult and/or parent/guardian experienced a cancer diagnosis when the young adult applicant was between the ages of 15 and 35

Currently attending, or planning to attend, a 4-year college or university and seeking a Bachelors degree or higher

Demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to their community

The Maryland Community Cancer Scholarship Award
The Maryland Community Cancer Scholarship Award recognizes the dreams, challenges and triumphs of young adults affected by cancer. Founded in Columbia, MD in 1997, the UCF encourages Maryland residents affected by cancer to pursue higher education.

 

The Maryland Community Cancer Scholarship Award

is available to applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

Age 35 or younger at time of application

Full-time Maryland resident

Young adult cancer survivor/patient and/or young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer or has a parent/guardian with cancer

The young adult and/or parent/guardian experienced a cancer diagnosis when the young adult applicant was between the ages of 15 and 35

Currently attending, or planning to attend, a public 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational program in the State of Maryland (including graduate and professional schools)

Must be degree-seeking

Demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to the Maryland community

Also must meet the following income criteria: Dependent applicant
The combined adjusted gross income of parent(s)/guardian(s) must be less than $75,000 with an additional $10,000 allowed for each dependent. Married applicant
The combined adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 with $10,000 allowed for each dependent. Single applicant
The maximum adjusted gross income is less than $30,000 plus an additional $10,000 for each dependent.

 

The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund
www.ryans2dchancefund.org
1-609-737-1800Eligibility requirements
The student must have been diagnosed with cancer or a recurrence of cancer between age 13 and graduation from high school. The students treatment history must include chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. The applicant must also be 24 years old or younger and a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. Finally, the student must currently be pursuing an associates or bachelors degree at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college OR must currently be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary vocational or trade program which will culminate in certification. Graduate school programs are not eligible.Financial award
Each award is $1,000.

Description
The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund is a non-profit corporation offering scholarship assistance to young people who are fighting cancer. They are looking for young men and women whose high school years were disrupted by cancer and whose ability to qualify for most scholarships was precluded by the extensive absenteeism and physical disabilities that result from chemotherapy and radiation. Priority is given to students still undergoing treatment. For additional information, please visit the Web site, call the contact phone number, or e-mail the Fund at The2dChanceFund@aol.com.

 

The Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship
www.oc-cf.org
1-949-553-4202, ext. 42 (Roland Ho is the contact person)

Eligibility requirements
Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, community college and four year university students who are leukemia patients and/or are children of non-surviving leukemia patients. Students must be enrolled full time, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average), and must demonstrate financial need.

Financial award
Two scholarships are available each year. The average amount awarded per scholarship is $5,000.

Description
The Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund awards annual scholarships to help improve the quality of life for those affected by leukemia. The focus of the scholarship is on supporting secondary education for leukemia patients and/ or children of non-surviving leukemia patients. This scholarship is offered nationwide.

 

The Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation Scholarship Program
1-888-GULLIKSON

Eligibility requirement
Scholarships are available to brain tumor patients/survivors and/or children of brain tumor patients/survivors to enable them to pursue educational programs at accredited four-year colleges and universities, two-year colleges, vocational-technical schools or other institutions of higher learning. Extra consideration is given to applicants who have an affiliation or connection to the tennis community.

Financial award
Awards vary, but any scholarship recipient may reapply for up to four years and $20,000 of funding. Scholarship monies will be made payable directly to the post-secondary school and may be used for tuition, fees, books and room and board.

Description
The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation College Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of two professional tennis players. Women’s tour player Corina Morariu initiated the idea with a seed grant in 1999, and Board member and men’s tour player Pete Sampras augmented the grant in order to make it a perpetual one.

 

The Hydrocephalus Association
www.hydroassoc.org
1-888-598-3789

Eligibility requirements
Scholarship applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 30, with hydrocephalus. The scholarship funds must be used for an educational purpose, including, but not limited to, a four-year or junior college, a high school post-graduate year, technical or trade school, an accredited employment training program or a post-graduate program. Applicants may be in the process of applying to a program or university or already enrolled. The funds may be used for tuition, books, housing or an expense directly related to the educational experience.

Financial award
Not specified.

Description
The Hydrocephalus Association offers three different scholarships, each of which are awarded in honor or memory of children who were diagnosed with hydrocephalus. The purpose of all three scholarships is to recognize the accomplishments of young adults with hydrocephalus and to assist them with their education beyond high school.

 

To access information about The Gerard Swartz Fudge Scholarship, The Morris L. Ziskind Memorial Scholarship, and The Anthony Abbene Scholarship Fund, please click on the Services link on the left side of the Hydrocephalus Association homepage, then click the Scholarships link in the middle of the next page.

 

Eagles Fly for Leukemia (Kim Hill & St. Josephs University Scholarships)
www.eaglesfly.org/aboutus.asp
1-800-283-CURE

Eligibility requirements
Not listed.

Financial award

Five Kim Hill Scholarships ($1,500) and one full-tuition St. Josephs University Scholarship are offered each year.

Description
With the support of their “team” of local businesses, corporations and friends, Eagles Fly for Leukemia has raised over $10 million towards the goal of abolishing childhood cancers and enhancing the lives of children and families in their communities. For specific information about the Kim Hill Scholarships and the St. Josephs University Scholarship, please call 1-800-283-CURE. The organizations Web site contains general information about its support programs but does not contain any specific information about scholarship opportunities.

 

Cancer for College
www.cancerforcollege.org
Address: 594 Rush Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078
Phone: (760) 510-9571

Eligibility Requirements
Scholarships applicants must already be accepted to a university and/or attending a junior college. All applicants will receive confirmation of their application within three weeks of submission. If you have not heard from us by that time please don’t hesitate to call or send an e-mail. You can download an application using the download button below.

Financial Reward
Scholarship amounts vary, ranging from $100 one time scholarships to four year perpetual scholarships of larger dollar amounts.

Description
Cancer for College awards scholarships to current and former cancer patients who are currently attending either a four year accredited university, junior college and/or graduate school. Scholarship Deadlines
Cancer for College accepts scholarship applications all year and from all states. The deadline for scholarships is May1st. Scholarships are awarded at our annual banquet in September. Scholarship winners are notified no later than June 30th. Applications received after May 1st will be reviewed for the following year. Please submit applications to our California office.