Did you know The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) has been awarding college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors since 2008? Since that time, the NCCS has awarded over $2 million to 227 survivors to help them fulfill their future dreams. This year, NCCS is proud to award 58 scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here to view this year’s winners.
Allison, is a two-time survivor of ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and is 4 years cancer free! She is starting her junior year working on her degree in nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis. Being a St. Louis native, she and her family attended multiple local survivorship conferences, where she learned about the NCCS Beyond The Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program. Allison is a fourth-year scholarship recipient and this year she will be participating in the Cards for Kids program as a way to give back to the NCCS. Read more of Allison’s essay here.
Gino, a leukemia survivor, is a junior working on his degree in biology at Life University. He was just awarded his first Beyond The Cure Ambassador Scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year. In his essay, he wrote “I am a survivor. Survivorship means that I will live in the moment, be confident in my contribution and intentional in my desire to change the world.” He is an advocate for the NCCS by distributing NCCS publications to families through the non-profit organization he founded to help children with cancer. Read more of Gino’s essay here.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the Beyond The Cure Ambassador Scholarship, the application will be available on January 1st and can be found here.