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The Scholarship awards $4,000 annually to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer. offers this scholarship to provide financial assistance to students in their pursuit of higher education. If you or a close loved one have battled a form of cancer, we want to hear your story.

Application Status: Now accepting applications for the 2024 academic year
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024, 11:59 PM (EST)
Scholarship Award: $4,000

Who Our Scholarship Helps

The Scholarship helps students whose lives have been affected by any type of cancer, not just mesothelioma. The following types of students are eligible to apply:

We know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be. Through our work with mesothelioma patients and their loved ones, we recognize the mental, emotional, and financial strain this disease can cause. Scholarship History

The first Scholarship was awarded for the 2015 school year. The scholarship program was created in honor of mesothelioma survivor and advocate, Heather Von St. James, and her husband Cameron, who enrolled in college after Heather’s diagnosis.

Now, we want to hear about your experience, how it affected you, and how we can help.

Scholarship Application Requirements

Students who submit full applications will be considered for the Scholarship. The application process is broken down into four steps: determining your eligibility, writing an essay, compiling your additional documents and correctly formatting and submitting your application.

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility

People affected by any type of cancer, not just mesothelioma, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. In addition to being affected by cancer, applicants must:

If you meet these requirements, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Step 2: Write An Essay About Your Cancer Experience

Applicants must submit a written essay (500 – 1,000 words) or video submission (4 – 5 minutes) answering the following questions:

In the top left corner of the essay document, or in the description of your video submission, please also include a header with the following information:


Step 3: Gather Additional Documents

In addition to the essay, please submit all of the following:

Step 4: Format and Submit Application Using Application Form

Students can submit their application using the form further down this page. Please submit all documents in PDF format with the following naming conventions: Scholarship Selection Process

For the Fall 2024 Scholarship, all applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on March 31, 2024. All entries will be reviewed by the staff at once the deadline passes. The winner will be chosen based on:

The student who is awarded the $4,000 scholarship will be notified no later than May 1, 2024. Funds will be disbursed to the student’s school for the Fall 2024 semester. The winner will then be announced through’s social network of over 50,000 followers. will only contact the winner of the scholarship.

Any attempt to falsify claims in an applicant’s story will result in immediate disqualification.

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