Young cancer survivors preparing for higher education may be eligible for scholarships from the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society.
The Society’s Mid-South Division will award $1,000 scholarships to eligible individuals who have fought cancer and are attending an accredited university, college or vocational/technical school. Awards for the 2009-2010 academic year will be announced in April 2009.
To be eligible, applicants must be under 25, have had a cancer diagnosis before age 21 and be a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Floyd or Clark counties in Indiana and a United States citizen. Candidates must also have a GPA of at least 2.5 and been accepted to an accredited school.
Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2009. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, leadership, academic achievement and community service.
For more information on the scholarship program or to obtain an application, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/midsouthnews.