PAF's Scholarships for Survivors

Scholarship Description

The purpose of our scholarship program is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America, under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past five years.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the below requirements in full:

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States of America under the age of 25
Applicant must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a life threatening disease within the past 5 years.
Applicant must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree as a bridge to a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
*Note: The applicant may be directly pursuing a Bachelor’s degree without pursuing an Associate’s Degree first.
Applicant must complete Scholarship for Survivors application in full (Part A-E)
Applicant must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their lives and their future goals (1000 word maximum).
Applicant must submit written documentation from a treating physician that outlines applicants’ medical history.
Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from non-related persons (examples: teachers, coaches, community leaders). Reference letters must be submitted on business letterhead and include signatory’s contact information within the letter.
Applicant must provide an OFFICIAL high school and/or current college transcript (to include school seal); whichever is applicable.
Applicant must submit completed financial form (Part E)that will demonstrate financial need and include a copy of the first two pages of tax return.
For further information, contact Shawn Nason at or (757) 952-1370.

Scholarship Amount and Distribution
Award amount is $3,000

The award is payable in equal amounts (per semester/trimester/quarter) directly to the college or university for the purpose of defraying tuition, books and other fee costs.
If selected as a recipient, below are the requirements to maintain the scholarship:
Applicant must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA.
Applicant must be a full time student.
Scholarship recipient must sign a commitment letter in agreement to complete 20 hours of community service for each year the scholarship is awarded. Upon completion of service hours, written confirmation of service must be submitted to PAF from a supervisor of the supported organization.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award:

Max Award: 3,000

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Patient Advocate Foundation
Scholarship for Survivors 421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666

Contact Person:

Phone: (757) 952-1370 / (800) 532-5274

Fax: (757) 873-8999