The National Children’s Cancer Society’s (NCCS) is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarships. This program will award 58 college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to rise above the difficulties of cancer with determination and motivation. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020 to be considered.
This special program recognizes that the effects of childhood cancer don’t end with treatment. As survivors grow up and begin college, they often face unique financial challenges in pursuing their education.
“The cost of battling childhood cancer is staggering and sometimes prevents families from saving toward higher education,” said President and CEO Mark Stolze. “The NCCS is honored to provide crucial assistance to young adult survivors so they can achieve their educational and professional goals.”
Scholarships are awarded to childhood cancer survivors under the age of 25 who were diagnosed with cancer before the age of 18. Students must be United States citizens living and attending school in the U.S., and must be accepted into a post-secondary school for the 2020 fall semester. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020.
Scholarship recipients are obligated to contribute 15 hours of community service for the NCCS. This includes participating in the organization’s mentoring program and/or organizing events for fellow survivors of childhood cancer.
The NCCS is grateful to The Centene Charitable Foundation and the Engelhardt Family Foundation for their generous support of the Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship program. Well over $1 million has been awarded to survivors of childhood cancer for their college education since the program began 12 years ago. Alumni have gone on to a wide range of careers including social work, pediatric oncology and biomedical engineering.
Find more information and apply for the scholarship online at https://www.thenccs.org/scholarship.