(Press Release) MADISON, Wis. – February 6, 2012 - The Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society is offering a limited number of scholarships for young cancer survivors who are planning to attend a university, college, technical or vocational school in the fall of 2012. The American Cancer Society Youth Scholarship Awards Program is designed to provide young cancer patients and survivors assistance pursuing higher education.
“I rarely disclose or expound on my time with cancer, but I believe it has affected my career choice significantly,” says a previous 2011 scholarship recipient. “Also, being awarded a scholarship in recognition of this challenging period is more poignant than others, so thank you again for the scholarship.”
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.
To be eligible to receive a scholarship from the American Cancer Society, applicants are required to meet the following criteria:
• Diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21 and under age 25 at time of application
• Must be a legal resident of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin for at least one year
• Be accepted to attend an accredited two or four year university or vocational/technical school
• Have completed the application process
The awards will be paid directly to the institution and will supplement fall 2012 semester tuition costs. Applications are due by March 15, 2012.