College Scholarship Opportunities for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Survivorship Clinic College Scholarship Opportunities mother daughterGetting a college degree can be a daunting prospect, and in many cases cancer can be the biggest risk to tackling an education. For this reason there are many organizations that make scholarships available solely to individuals with cancer or to cancer survivors.

Several scholarship opportunities are available to survivors of childhood cancer. Use this list to begin your search.

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American Cancer Society


Andre Sobel Award Essay


Beyond the Cure Scholarship

Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation

Cancer Survivors' Fund

provides scholarships for young cancer survivors, give them a new purpose and meaning in life and enable them to continue their college education.

Cancer for College

The goal of this organization is to raise scholarship dollars to assist cancer survivors in reaching their goal of a college education.

Children's Oncology Services Education Fund (COSEF)

is proud to support the continuing education of cancer survivors with scholarship opportunities.

Disability Scholarships

College scholarships for student with disabilities.



Kyle Lee Foundation Scholarship

(diagnosis specific to Ewings)

Legacy of Hope


National Collegiate Cancer Foundation's

Foundation's mission is to provide services and support to young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer

Nicki Leach Foundation 


Patient Advocate Foundation

(must be treated within the last 5 years)


Resources and information for parents of children with cancer…by parents of children with cancer

Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund


Scholarships for cancer survivors and patients


SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid


Surviving and Moving Forward

The SAM Fund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer

The SuperSibs!

Scholarship Program is made possible by generous grants from many individual supporters, foundations and corporations. Applicants who are high school seniors articulate how being the sibling of a brother or sister with cancer has impacted their lives and how they will apply this learning to make a difference in the future.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults