Any College Scholarships available for children of survivors?

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Any College Scholarships available for children of survivors?

by sumguy on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:00 AM

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Just curious... My wife and I have 2 seniors in HS and are looking for college scholarship opportunities. We wondered if anyone was aware of anything for children of cancer survivors... there seems to be tons of this nature, but after going thru the details it ends up being either cancer-type specific or state specific. We are in NC and my wife has been fighting since 7/06 from her GBM IV.
If anyone has any experience let me know... we are researching now and will post anything we find.
Thanks!

RE: Any College Scholarships available for children of survivors?

by nancya on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:00 AM

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The Musella Foundation has a page on scholarships listing three organizations that help brain tumor patients or children of brain tumor patients.  Here is a link:

 http://www.virtualtrials.com/scholarships.cfm

Best wishes.

Nancy

 

 

RE: Any College Scholarships available for children of survivors?

by Lorre_G on Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:00 AM

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I put this information together a few yars ago after the wife of a deceased patient asked me about scholarships for her son.  I hope it is helpful and still reliable. 

Scholarships

Many brain tumor patients are capable of continuing their education, but large medical bills may have depleted their savings. Finding other sources for funding a college education may be necessary. In addition to financial aid for brain tumor patients, scholarships are available for both siblings and children of patients, since they are certainly impacted financially, as well. The American Brain Tumor Association has provided the following information about financial aid. Also included are a few general education financial aid sites, not specific to brain tumor, but offering a wealth of information regarding the financial aid process. You may also look at the ABTA web site: http://www.abta.org/pdf/Scholar.605.pdf. " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.abta.org/pdf/Scholar.605.pdf.

If you have any questions or would like additional scholarship resources, please call (800) 886-2282 and ask for the ABTA Social Work department.

George Bartol Memorial Scholarship Fund

(407) 382-5982

Many brain tumor patients are capable of continuing their education, but large medical bills may have depleted their savings. Finding other sources for funding a college education may be necessary. In addition to financial aid for brain tumor patients, scholarships are available for both siblings and children of patients, since they are certainly impacted financially, as well. The American Brain Tumor Association has provided the following information about financial aid. Also included are a few general education financial aid sites, not specific to brain tumor, but offering a wealth of information regarding the financial aid process. You may also look at the ABTA web site: http://www.abta.org/pdf/Scholar.605.pdf. " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.abta.org/pdf/Scholar.605.pdf.

If you have any questions or would like additional scholarship resources, please call (800) 886-2282 and ask for the ABTA Social Work department.

George Bartol Memorial Scholarship Fund

(407) 382-5982

If you have any questions or would like additional scholarship resources, please call (800) 886-2282 and ask for the ABTA Social Work department.

George Bartol Memorial Scholarship Fund

(407) 382-5982

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Scholarship for a child, ages 18-23, who has a parent with a brain tumor or who has lost a parent to a brain tumor and attends a 2 or 4 year college, full time.

"Scholarships for Survivors" Program

(800) 532-5274

http://www.patientadvocate.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.patientadvocate.org/

http://www.patientadvocate.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.patientadvocate.org/

Provides support to patients seeking to initiate or complete a course of study that has been interrupted or delayed by a diagnosis of cancer or other critical disease.

Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation Scholarship Program

888-Gullikson

http://www.gullikson.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.gullikson.org/

http://www.gullikson.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.gullikson.org/

Scholarships are given to brain tumor patients/survivors and/or children of brain tumor patients/survivors.

Super Sibs

(866) 444-7427

http://www.supersibs.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.supersibs.org/

http://www.supersibs.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.supersibs.org/

Offers two college scholarships for siblings of a child with cancer, living in the United States, who will be attending college.

General Education Financial Aid Information

Education Financial Aid Information

Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ed.gov/

http://www.ed.gov/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ed.gov/

Department of Education’ web site contains the Student Guide to Financial Aid. The application for federal student aid, the required form for anyone applying for college financial assistance, is also accessible through the site.

Federal Student Aid Information Center

(800) 433-3243

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/FYE/index.htm " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/FYE/index.htm

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/FYE/index.htm " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/FYE/index.htm

Will provide a booklet upon request describing the types of aid available from the federal government. This includes: Pell Grants, Work Study and Perkins and Stafford Loans. Has trained counselors available to answer students’ questions.

Fin Aid - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

http://www.finaid.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.finaid.org/

http://www.finaid.org/ " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.finaid.org/

Provides an overview of financial aid options, and calculators allowing students to perform cost calculations. Also, has a page that allows students to post questions to be answered by financial aid administrative volunteers.

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