Youth Cancer Survivor College Scholarship

The American Cancer Society's Youth Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program is a scholarship opportunity exclusively for students with a history of cancer. Established in 2000, the program is designed to provide young cancer patients/survivors assistance in pursuing higher education from an accredited school. 

As cancer survivors and role models, scholarship recipients may be invited to serve as American Cancer Society volunteers, to train as mentors for future scholarship recipients, and to represent the American Cancer Society on campus and in their communities. An American Cancer Society Youth Cancer Survivor College Scholarship provides up to $1,000 to recipients for the upcoming academic year. 

: Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Resident of Ohio, living in Columbiana, Erie Mahoning, Jefferson or Trumbull County
  • U.S. citizen,
  • Diagnosed with cancer before age 21
  • Under age 25 at time of application, and
  • Plan to attend an accredited university or community college in the United States

Please Note: This scholarship is not intended for family members or caregivers of cancer survivors.

Click here for the 2013-2014 scholarship application, the application deadline has been extended to April 19, 2013.


For Additional Information:

Please email or call 800-227-2345.