College is an exciting time of life filled with new experiences, knowledge, and relationships. Although it is expensive, childhood cancer patients and survivors have several college scholarship and financial aid options.
Many organizations provide scholarships for cancer patients and survivors. In addition, there are financial aid opportunities available for people with certain disabilities.
Some scholarships are available for family members of cancer patients. Be sure to check the application criteria for all scholarships.
Scholarship Essay Tips
Many scholarship applications require an essay. Some will ask the same types of essay questions. You may be able to tweak an essay written for one scholarship to meet requirements for other applications.
Make sure to have someone knowledgeable about writing and grammar proofread your application and essay.
List of Scholarships for Cancer Patients and Survivors
The organizations that offer these scholarships are often funded by donations and endowments given in honor or in memory of other pediatric and young adult cancer patients.
Scholarship Resources for Students with Physical Disabilities
Scholarships for Vision-Impaired Students
Scholarships for Hearing-Impaired Students
General Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
For general financial aid and scholarships not specifically for cancer survivors, high school guidance counselors are excellent resources.
Make use of the experience of others. Family members and friends who have received financial aid and scholarships can offer advice on where to find scholarships as well as advice on essay writing.
Good, free website for general scholarships: