College life can bring its own stressors. Add in a cancer diagnosis and limited funding, and that can increase anyone’s anxiety level. Boston Cancer Support is here to share resources that we have found to help make your college experience more about learning and enjoying this very unique part of your life.


Beyond the Cure Ambassador 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. The program has awarded over $1 million in college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors across the country.


What is a Life Grant™? If you are between the ages of 18- 30 and have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, you can apply. A Life Grant is an award up to $5,000 to be used in the fulfillment of a dream, goal, or project that you take on to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Click to download an application.


Cancer Survivors’ Fund is a non-profit exclusively to provide college scholarships and prosthetics for the benefit of persons diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment for cancer or in remission to give them a new purpose and meaning in life.


Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA) offers an annual opportunity for two childhood cancer survivors to gain valuable cancer advocacy experience. Award recipients will receive a scholarship of $2,000 via their College Scholars Program.


The Christine B. Foundation offers tuition support for undergraduate students who have been impacted by cancer. They currently have two scholarships that open January 1st. CBF has awarded $8,000 in college scholarships to three students, since 2016.


Expect Miracles Foundation established its college scholarship program to help students who would find attending college to be a significant financial burden due to their history/current diagnosis with cancer.


Federal Pell Grants  are awarded to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree. In some cases, students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a PELL


Fastweb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth more than $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student’s needs. Additionally, Fastweb members can depend on us for insider financial aid tips, advice on high school and college life, as well as job and internship matches in their area.


The Izzy Foundation offers academic scholarships to ALL children nationwide with cancer (or survivors of childhood cancer) and their siblings.The Izzy Foundation offers scholarships in two categories: (1) K-12 grades, and (2) college and higher education.


The Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation is proud to honor Jackie’s memory by providing scholarships to deserving students whose lives have been impacted by leukemia and lymphoma. To date, our foundation has awarded 108 scholarships totaling $440,000!


The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation was established to provide services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment. These $1,000 competitive awards will be judged based on the criteria listed below.


The National GRACE Foundation’s College Awareness Program  provides the assistance that young cancer fighters and their families need to navigate the college admissions and financial aid process, all for free. It is Anthony and Michelle’s way of giving back to all the people that helped them and their family when they needed it most.


OnlineSchools.Org provides numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities throughout the United States and Canada.


Scholarship for Survivors supports young adults whose educational pursuits have been disrupted due to the cost of care centered around their cancer diagnosis or chronic illness. The scholarship program is to provide academic support to individuals who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease.


The PBTF scholarship program eases the financial hardships of a childhood brain tumor diagnosis and helps survivors thrive by empowering them to reach their career goals. PBTF seeks to meet the educational needs of brain tumor survivors who will attend college and also to assist survivors who have other career aspirations. PBTF is proud to expand its 2018 scholarship program to include vocational, trade and technical scholarships.


Scholarships.Com knows that students who struggle with, or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. Students who attend college despite their health setbacks display impressive resolve, which is recognized by many scholarships providers.Numerous cancer foundations have created relevant scholarships.


The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults has been changing lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship since 1996. Founded by the Ulman family after their son, Doug Ulman, was diagnosed with cancer during his sophomore year at Brown University the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults has worked tirelessly to give young people facing cancer the support and care that they deserve.


ZipRecruiter offers a $3,000 scholarship to the winning high school or college student (18+) with the most creative entry in our Summer/Fall 2018 Scholarship Promotion. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship.