Leukemia Scholarships

Scholarships for Leukemia

According to Wikipedia Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow which is caused by abnormal multiplication of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). Thousands are touched by this disease every year.  To provide them financial support while pursuing their education dreams, there are several scholarships available. 

Eagles Fly for Leukemia

Also known as the Kim Hill & St. Josephs University Scholarships, five scholarships in the amount of $1500 each and one full tuition is offered at SJU every year. 

Orange County Community Foundation Scholarship for Leukemia

OCCF offers The Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship fund which awards annual scholarships to help improve the quality of life for those affected by leukemia or lymphoma. The focus of the award is to support secondary education for leukemia or lymphoma patients and/or children of non-surviving leukemia or lymphoma patients. The scholarship is offered nationwide.

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

In the memory of Stephen T. Marchello, his parents offer a scholarship to current year high school graduates who are survivors of cancer and live in the states of Colorado and Montana.  The award is given on the basis of High School grade point average (GPA), SAT or ACT test scores, information provided by the doctor, non-family letters of recommendation and student's ability to answer questions.

Ulman Cancer Fund’s National College Scholarship Program

The Ulman Cancer Fund’s National College Scholarship Program was established to support the financial needs of young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and are seeking a higher education. Students can qualify for one of the several scholarships offered by UCF.

  • Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship
  • Matt Stauffer Memorial Scholarship
  • Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship
  • Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship
  • Maryland Cancer Community Scholarship
  • Sean Silver Memorial Scholarship
  • Satola Family Scholarship at the University of Virginia
  • Columbia Triathlon Association Scholarship at Howard Community College
  • Martek Biosciences Corporation Scholarship at the University of Maryland at College Park

Applicants are considered based on the following criteria:

  • Dedication to community service
  • Commitment to educational and professional goals
  • Use of their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer
  • Medical hardship and
  • Financial need

NCF Scholarship

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation awards $1,000  scholarships to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment.   Eligibility criteria includes Cancer survivor with a personal diagnosis, must be between the ages of 18-35 and seeking or receiving higher education.

Other scholarships for Cancer Survivors.