Healthcare Scholarships Overview

A number of students who are victims of certain health conditions like cancer are granted scholarships to make it possible for them to pursue education and career and be settled in life. Such scholarships are known as healthcare scholarships. As a part of treatment, the victims would have spent a huge amount of money which would have erased education off the list. For students who are ambitious to pursue education are awarded scholarships to reduce the stress of expenses and help the students to build a career of their own.

The scholarships are given based on the merit and financial need of the students. Cancer survivors and other major disease victims are eligible for such scholarships. State and private organizations grant scholarships in remembrance of great scholars who had to succumb to these diseases. The different scholarships offered by the organizations not only help the students pursue their education but to pursue their life too.

The healthcare scholarships are given to eligible students who produce their health and other records related to the diseases. Some of the common healthcare scholarships are:

  • Cancer Survivors' Fund: The students who are cancer survivors are given the Cancer Survivors' Fund Scholarship to encourage and support the survivors to pursue their ambitions awarded from the Cancer Survivors’ Fund.

  • Cancer for College Cherry Hawk Scholarship: Irrespective of race, sex or religious beliefs, students who have survived cancer are awarded Cancer for College Cherry Hawk Scholarship by the Cancer for College.

  • Cancer for College Carolinas Scholarship: The students who are cancer survivors are given the scholarships to help them pursue their career with ease.

  • Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship: The students with diabetes are granted the Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation to support the students with their educational purposes.

  • The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship: The Diabetes Scholarship Foundation grant the Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship for students who have diabetes as a financial support to pursue their education.

Ride Across Maryland Scholarship

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  • The student must be a resident of Maryland, Delaware, DC or Virginia.

  • The scholarship is granted to a young adult who survived breast cancer or someone who selflessly helped a parent, sibling or spouse through breast cancer.

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship

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  • The applicant should be a graduating senior in high school who will enroll at an approved community college, or four-year university and graduate students who are leukemia or lymphoma patients. 

  • The student has to enroll at an accredited institution for a full-time course.

  • The student should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more.

  • The student should produce financial needs.

  • The Jackie Spellman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been impacted in some way by leukemia or lymphoma.

Cancer for College Carolinas Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a U.S. resident.

  • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution.

  • The applicant must be from a state of North or South Carolina school.

Cancer for College Cherry Hawk Scholarship

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  • The applicant may be a survivor of cancer enrolled in an accredited institution in the U.S.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. resident.

  • The applicant must be a student at a school in Southern California.

Cancer for College Frank the Tank Scholarship

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  • The applicant may be a cancer survivor.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. resident.

  • The applicant must be a student at California State University, Fullerton.

Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship

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  • The applicant should be a citizen of U.S.

  • The applicant must be pursuing higher education at a 4-year institution, technical or trade school.

  • The applicant must have type 1 diabetes.

  • The applicant must be playing a competitive sport in college.

Mayor Ruben Pineta Community Scholarship

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  • The applicant must have Type 1 Diabetes.

  • The applicant must be a high school junior or senior.

  • The applicant must be a student at West Chicago High School in West Chicago, Illinois.

The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a high school senior with Type 1 diabetes.

  • The applicant must be pursuing higher education at an accredited four-year institution, technical or trade school.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen 

  • The applicant must be a Colorado permanent resident

Baxalta Education Advantage Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be diagnosed with hemophilia A or B, including those with inhibitors.

  • The applicant must be a legal U.S. citizen and resident.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior, a high school graduate of any age, GED certified or a current undergraduate/postsecondary student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or more.

  • The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited four-year institution as a full-time undergraduate student.

  • The applicant must not have had a felony conviction.

Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship

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  • An applicant must be a cancer survivor or has supported a family member through cancer.

  • A student must be seeking a degree program and must be in need of financial assistance.

  • A candidate is a resident of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Holly Scanlan Foundation Scholarship

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  • A student must be a resident of Minnesota or Connecticut.
  • The applicant must have financial need.

  • A student must be referred by an oncology social worker or care manager.

  • A recipient must have a family member or an immediate family member with a serious cancer diagnosis.

  • An applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

HomeKitchenary Student Scholarship

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  • The scholarship is available to high school seniors who are living with their parents who have a life-threatening illness, breast cancer patients and survivals.

  • All candidates must be in good academic standing.

  • A student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

The Jay Franke Scholarship

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  • An applicant must be an incoming freshman with type 1 diabetes.

  • A student must be pursuing an Arts Degree (music, theatre, dance).

  • A candidate must be enrolled in a four-year university or college.

  • Students must be permanent residents of the United States or eligible non-US citizens.

Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship

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  • The applicant must have been diagnosed with, or have an immediate family member (spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling or child) who has been affected by esophageal or stomach cancer.

  • The applicant must be a citizen or an eligible noncitizen of the U.S.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

  • The applicant must have scored 1100 for the SAT.

  • The applicant must have an ACT score of 24.

  • The applicant must provide one or more letters of recommendations.

Cancer Unwrapped USA Writing Contest

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  • The applicant must be in the grade between 9 to 12.

  • The applicant must be a citizen or an eligible noncitizen of the United States.

  • The applicant must submit an essay that is between 500-1,000 words in length.

iGoPink Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a resident of the Greater Houston Area.

  • The applicant must have a caregiver that was treated for breast cancer within the past year.

  • The applicant must attend a Texas-based college.

  • The applicant must have a minimum of a 3.4 GPA.

  • The applicant must submit 3 Letters of Recommendation and other required documents.