Cancer Survivors' Fund

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. Eligibility:-Must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify -Is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate school-Must complete the online scholarship application-Must submit two letters of recommendation from two different academic teachers addressing why they should receive the scholarshipThe applicant must submit an essay discussing the following question: How has my experience with cancer impacted my life, values, and career goals? (Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1,200 words). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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