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Cancer Scholarships

Here are some of the Cancer scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Doug Parker Memorial Scholarship

The Doug Parker Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to support the financial needs of young adults in Howard County, Maryland who have been affected by cancer, and are seeking higher education. This award was established by the Parker family to continue Doug’s legacy and to honor the spirit of entrepreneurship, energy and determination that Doug Parker displayed during his life. Awarded to a resident of Howard County, MD

James & Patricia Sood Scholarship

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling. Awarded to an education major.

Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling. Awarded to a resident of the Baltimore/Washington metro area

Jill Weaver Starkman Scholarship

The Jill Weaver Starkman Scholarship is awarded to a young adult who has cancer or who has conquered it; or, to a young adult who has selflessly supported a brother, sister, mother , or father who has been diagnosed with cancer. Jill Weaver Starkman was a loving mother of three and an accomplished professional horsewoman and trainer in San Luis Obispo, CA. She died of breast cancer in 2012. Jill’s family will remember that she embodied the spirit of adventure. She also had compassion and skill for communicating with humans and animals alike. Jill’s daughter, Sophia, asked to honor her mother’s memory and her love of horses with this college scholarship. The scholarship helps support a young adult’s determination to persevere by pushing fear aside and finding the courage to “Get back on the horse.”

John Duvall Memorial Scholarship

The John Duvall Memorial Scholarship is in honor of a husband, dad, son, and friend who lost his battle with Ewings Sarcoma cancer at the young age of 38. His two sons were just 16 months and 5 years old at the time, and they are now young adults who want to honor their dad’s courage and positive attitude through the award of this scholarship. The degree-seeking applicant must be either a cancer survivor or has supported a family member through their cancer experience. Candidates must demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in one of these four universities: University of Maryland, Towson University, Elon University, or the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship

The Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship Award is for a young adult between the ages of 15 and 35 who has been affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a parent/guardian or sibling. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Maryland, DC or Virginia.

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults established the Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship to support the financial needs of a college student who has lost a parent to cancer or has a parent with cancer and who displays financial need. This $2500 competitive award seeks to honor the spirit, energy, and determination that Marilyn displayed during her life, her love for her family and friends, and her courageous battle with colon cancer. At the time of her passing in March 2000, Marilyn was a wife, a dedicated mother to five children and an unconditional friend to many. Awarded to a resident of the Baltimore/Washington metro area.

Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship

The Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Perlita Liwanag who lost her life to pancreatic cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to support the financial needs of a deserving young adult in the Washington, DC metro area (Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC) seeking higher education within the U.S. Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling.

Satola Family Scholarship

The Satola Family Scholarship Award was established in 2009 to support the financial needs of young adults who have been affected by cancer, and are seeking higher education. The Satola family wishes to recognize students who have battled cancer or have shown selflessness in supporting a loved one through their cancer experience. This award seeks to honor the applicant who best demonstrates courage, spirit, and determination. The Satola Family Scholarship Award is available to applicants who are young adult cancer survivors diagnosed between the ages of 15-39 OR young adults who have lost a parent/guardian/sibling to cancer OR have a parent/guardian/sibling that has been diagnosed or undergoing treatment for cancer while they were a young adult. Candidates must be degree-seeking and United States citizens.

Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship

The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who are impacted by cancer and seeking higher education. Vera was committed to promoting a love of learning and helped to inspire and empower others to pursue their personal, educational and professional dreams in the face of adversity. This award seeks to honor the applicant who best demonstrates the courage, determination, motivation and dedication that Vera displayed during her lifetime.

Galaxy Scholarship

The Galaxy Scholarship is designed for graduating high school seniors or high school graduates. The program provides a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to students pursuing an associate’s degree in up to two years, or $6,000 to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in up to four years. Awards are divided into payments of $1,500 per academic year. Award recipients will be required to participant annually in the PBTF’s volunteer program. Students enrolled in college are not eligible to apply for the Galaxy Scholarship. Please check website for more information and deadline of application.

PBTF One-year scholarship for enrolled college students

The PBTF also provides a one-year scholarship of $1,000 to brain tumor survivors who are already in college. Graduating high school seniors or high school graduates are not eligible to apply for the one-year scholarship.

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