College scholarships available
for cancer survivors
February 29, 2004
special to The Star
Young cancer survivors preparing for higher education could be eligible for scholarships from the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Mid-South Division will award $1,000 scholarships to eligible individuals who have fought cancer and are attending an accredited university, college or vocational-technical school.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen under 25, have had a cancer diagnosis before age 21 and be a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Floyd or Clark counties in Indiana.
Candidates must also have a grade point average of at least 2.5 and been accepted to an accredited school.
Since the inception of the American Cancer Society college scholarship program in 2000, hundreds of cancer survivors have been awarded a scholarship. Last year, 197 survivors were awarded a scholarship.
Applications are due March 4. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, leadership, academic achievement and community service.
For information on the scholarship program or to obtain an application, call (800) 221-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.