Hello everybody, here is information on an interesting scholarship for children who have survived cancer. The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) offers the Beyond the Cure Scholarship to childhood cancer survivors who show the strength and determination to overcome the difficult challenges they have experienced. If you are childhood cancer survivor and a criminal justice degree student, then this is a great opportunity for you. The NCCS awarded $100,000 to 32 recipients for the 2011-2012 academic school year.
In order for an applicant to be eligible he/she must be a cancer survivor under the age of 25 (and had to have been diagnosed before the age of 18), a US citizen, carry at least a 2.5 GPA, and accepted into an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
To apply for the scholarship, an applicant must fill completely fill the out scholarship application. The application includes writing an essay, community service participation, a photo, and a financial need form. Applicants must also submit a letter of acceptance to the school they plan to or are attending, official transcripts, written documentation from your doctor confirming your diagnosis, and two letters of recommendation.
These scholarships can be reapplied for by past recipients, so renewal is not automatic. A student can win this award up to four times. The scholarship will be disbursed directly to the student’s school in equal amounts per semester.
The application package for the 2012-2013 academic school year will be available in January 2012. Most likely the due date for applying will be around March 31, 2013.
Information can be found here: http://www.beyondthecure.org/page.aspx?pid=724
The 2011 application can be found here: http://www.thenccs.org/document.doc?id=156. It is a good idea to review this past application so that you understand what is required of you, and you can get a jump on getting the required information.
This is a great opportunity for criminal justice degree students who still need money to cover their educational costs. Good Luck!