2013 Youth Scholarship Program - Midwest Division
The American Cancer Society is making great strides with cancer research, education, advocacy and service. In fact, the 5-year survival rate for all childhood cancers combined is nearly 80% today.
Childhood cancer survivors faced adversity early in their lives. The American Cancer Society believes the cost of a college education should not be a barrier to their future. In many cases the fight against cancer leaves a family in difficult financial straits, and recovery often means there is nothing left to save for post-high school education.
The American Cancer Society Youth Scholarship Awards Program is designed to provide young cancer patients and survivors assistance pursuing higher education. In addition to reducing the cost of a college education, awarding these scholarships to the most deserving of candidates is just one way the American Cancer Society is investing in the future. By encouraging these students to build on the accomplishments they have made in spite of their illness, we are fostering a new generation of cancer survivors who will make a difference in our communities. These outstanding individuals are the future generation who will make their mark in the prevention and early detection of cancer as well as helping to improve the quality of life for cancer patients in years to come.
A limited number of scholarships will be awarded this year for students enrolled in a college or tech/vocational school. The awards will be paid directly to the institution. Awards will supplement the Fall 2013 semester tuition costs.
You are eligible to apply for an American Cancer Society youth scholarship if you:
- Were diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21
- Are under the age 25 at the time of application
- Are a legal resident of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin for at least one year
- Have been accepted to attend an accredited two or four year university or vocational/technical school
- Have completed the application process
- Must provide your Estimated Financial Contribution (EFC) score from your Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)
The American Cancer Society Youth Scholarship Program Volunteer Review Committee will select scholarship recipients on the basis of their commitment to academic or vocational goals, current financial need, leadership, and community service. Preference will be given to first time scholarship applicants.
Please fill out the 2013 Youth Scholarship Form and mail to
American Cancer Society
Attn: Youth Scholarship Program
8317 Elderberry Rd
Madison, WI 53717
by the deadline of Friday, March 29, 2013.
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