R.O.C.K. College Scholarship Program
The American Cancer Society's R.O.C.K. College Scholarship Program is an award-winning college scholarship opportunity exclusively for students with a history of cancer. The program gives young cancer survivors a chance to pursue an undergraduate degree from an accredited Florida university, community college, or vocational technical school. R.O.C.K. College Scholarships are one of three American Cancer Society Reaching Out to Cancer Kids, R.O.C.K. Programs in Florida. The other programs are R.O.C.K. Camp and Families R.O.C.K. Weekend.
- Florida residents
- Personal diagnosis of cancer before age 21
- Under 21 at the time of application
- Attend an accredited college, university or vocational school in Florida during the 2013-2014 academic year
The committee considers financial need, community service, leadership, cancer diagnosis, type and length of cancer treatment when selecting scholarship recipients. The American Cancer Society's Florida Division is unable to fund postgraduate degree-seeking students.
Scholarship: An American Cancer Society college scholarship is worth a maximum of $2,700 toward tuition per year, dependent on the number of hours taken, plus $300 per year for textbooks. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the American Cancer Society's volunteer college scholarship committee.
Scholarships are limited to a maximum 130 semester credit hours, over a maximum of five years, whichever comes first. Due to limited resources, the American Cancer Society may not be able to award scholarships to all young cancer survivors who apply.
History: Established in 1992, the scholarship program is designed to provide young cancer patients an opportunity to reach their academic potential - and their career dreams - by earning a college degree.
Application: Applications for the 2013-2014 school year will be available on this website January 1, 2013. Deadline for all applications will be April 10, 2013. The American Cancer Society will not accept late or incomplete applications.
For new applicants, click here.
For renewal applicants, click here.
For reinstatement applicants, click here.
Contact Susan Lee, MEd, for more information about the scholarship process at 1-800-444-1410, ext. 4405 or at email@example.com.
Other Ways of Reaching Out: As funds are available after R.O.C.K. Camp, College Scholarships and Families R.O.C.K. Weekend, R.O.C.K. Programs will also support childhood cancer research; programs to detect childhood cancer early; help for parents to access the best treatment for their child; programs that will eliminate childhood behaviors known to cause cancer later in life and/or diminish suffering of the child with cancer and the child's family.