The American Cancer Society's Ohio Division is offering Youth Survivor College Scholarships to young cancer survivors to help them pay for higher education. The scholarships are for the 2007-08 academic year.
This year's scholarship application deadline is March 21, and applicants will be notified in May of their funding status. The scholarships are not intended for family members or caregivers of cancer survivors.
Scholarship applicants must be residents of Ohio, a United States citizen, diagnosed with cancer before age 21, under the age of 25 at the time of application and plan to attend an accredited university or community college in the United States.
All scholarships will be based on scholastic performance, community service and leadership.
Due to limited funding and the competitive nature of this program, the American Cancer Society is not able to award scholarships to all young cancer survivors who apply. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. However, former recipients are encouraged to apply, but will not be guaranteed funding.