At Cancer Horizons, we strive to empower cancer patients, and an extension of our work is providing financial aid to students that have been affected by cancer in their lives.
Our $1,000 scholarship is for a U.S student who has been affected by cancer and has a vision of making a difference in supporting cancer patients, their families, and communities. We believe that extending a reward to someone affected by cancer that is working towards achieving an education is a natural step to support the fight against cancer.
You are currently a cancer patient or someone who has recovered from cancer, or you are actively performing a role to help those affected by cancer in your personal and/or academic life.
You have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited college or university in the U.S. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome.
You must submit an official copy of your transcript, along with your application using our online form.
Our scholarship deadline is on September 15, annually.
$1,000 payment will be paid to your school’s financial aid office via check to be attributed to any educationally related fees. Your school’s financial aid website page will usually show their preferred address for external scholarship providers; however, the front desk can also provide you with this information.
How to apply
To apply for the Cancer Horizons College Scholarship, please complete the application form located on this page.
Please consider– Your own experience with cancer, either personally or with family and friends. What actions you are currently taking to help empower cancer patients/how your current educational goals may align you with the opportunity to promote cancer awareness.
About Cancer Horizons
Cancer Horizons is the premier resource for cancer patients to obtain free products and services, financial help, support, and even a directory of cancer resources for each city in the country. Regardless of where you live in the U.S or the cancer experience you have, our community is for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.
Cancer Horizons staff, sponsors, writers, and contributors have all been impacted by cancer on some level and are passionate about giving back. Cancer changes everything in the lives of those diagnosed, as well as their entire network of friends and family. We believe these changes can also empower someone to greatness in ways they have never considered, including a college education.
Terms and Conditions
- The Cancer Horizons College Scholarship is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students attending or in the process of being accepted to an accredited college or university within the United States. Scholarship applicants must be scheduled to enroll within one semester of the application deadline.
- Applicants may be required to provide proof of cancer diagnosis depending on the context of their essay. Failure to produce the requested proof shall disqualify the applicant.
- Cancer Horizons and their review committee will consider all applications received. We are not responsible for technical issues that prevent applications from being submitted, received, or considered. The scholarship winner will be determined by a selection committee of our choosing and no other party. All decisions of the selection committee are final.
- The winner retains all rights to their essay.
- Applicants’ details stored on our internal systems are destroyed once the deadline has passed.
Privacy: We will not sell, share or publicly distribute any personal information you provide with your scholarship application, including medical information. The personal information that you submit will be used exclusively for scholarship selection. Please note: the winner will be asked for consent for their name and their essay to be publicly announced on our online channels.
Non-discrimination: Cancer Horizons believes in equal opportunity for all applicants. The selection of a winner for this scholarship will in no way be influenced by race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual preference, disability, or any other legally protected category.