Announcing a New Scholarship For Students Impacted By Mesothelioma

College students living with mesothelioma face many challenges for completing their education because of the cost of treatment along with the debilitating symptoms they may suffer from this health condition. Even caring for a loved one with this medical condition leaves students dealing with constraints that make it harder to attend school without worries. Fortunately, has issued a scholarship that makes it possible to alleviate some of the financial burden for students who strive to accomplish their dreams despite their challenges.

Determine Eligibility

It is important to note that every student who has battled some type of cancer is eligible to apply. Students who have watched a close family member or friend fight against cancer are also encouraged to apply for this opportunity since the emotional and financial toll taken by long-term health problems also affects their ability to complete school without assistance.

To apply:

  • students must currently be enrolled in a two-year, four-year community college or university within the United States of America.
  • applicants must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Currently, the organization is currently accepting applications for the next fall semester with a deadline of August 15, 2017. One student each fall will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to help with the costs of their education.

Write a Life Experience Essay

The most important part of the application process involves writing a personal essay that details the experiences one has had with cancer. Students should include details about how this experience has shaped their life, any challenges that they have had to overcome and their hopes for the future. Since many other people are also applying, students should feel free to put their emotions into this piece to give a full picture of how the award will impact their future both while still in school and beyond. As a part of this essay, personal information such as the applicant’s name, address, phone number and current school should also be included.

Gather Additional Information and Documentation

As with any academic award application, students will need to demonstrate proof of their eligibility. Therefore, students will need to submit a letter on official school letterhead that proves they are enrolled full-time at an academic institution. A transcript is also required that proves good academic standing for the prior semester. Students will also need to send in two letters of recommendation that provide an explanation of why they are deserving of the award. If a student has other achievements such as athletic or academic awards, volunteer work or honors, then they should also include information detailing what makes them stand out among others.

Once the entire application has been submitted, the organization will review it along with all others that are received. Then they will issue the award to one deserving student who they determine most demonstrates strength in adversity and a desire to help others. Through this assistance, the primary goal is to raise awareness of the impact of cancer while helping a special student achieve their dreams.