Be still for just one moment and prepare to be amazed: right now, your fingers are tingling. How do I know that? Because the scholarship application deadline for the 2016-17 season is right around the corner – January 31 – and your phalanges are just itching to either fly across the keyboard to complete your own application, or fly across the touchscreen to tell a deserving cancer survivor you know to get cracking!
As is the case every year, our general scholarship is open to any U.S. resident and cancer survivor who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. We also have two region-specific scholarships available for anyone from or attending school in the Pacific Northwest or either of the Carolinas. However, in the past few years we have added additional, optional scholarships to which eligible applicants can apply! By partnering with some amazing organizations and families who share our passion for cancer survivors, we are able to provide even more scholarships to more cancer survivors every year, for which we are deeply grateful.
“Just who are these amazing organizations and families?” Good question! Without further ado, let us introduce you to our partners in crime giving. Perhaps you will find that you are eligible for another scholarship.
CFC recipient Kalina Campion (left) and her sister Kiana performed with Andrew McMahon at a Dear Jack benefit show.
Dear Jack Scholarship: Andrew McMahon and his band Jack’s Mannequin were in the midst of their first U.S. headlining tour when he found out that he had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. After successfully undergoing a host of treatment, and recognizing just how destructive cancer can be to young adults and their dreams, Andrew founded the Dear Jack Foundation. “Through outreach, collaboration, and focused initiatives, DJF works to create more positive health outcomes and improved quality of life for all young adults in this fight.”
The Dear Jack Scholarship is open to cancer survivors pursuing a career in the music industry. Declaring a music-related major is not required, but applicant must demonstrate how they plan to use music in their career.
“Frank the Tank” Scholarship: The strength of one incredible person is enough to inspire and encourage countless others, and Frank Lozoya epitomized that mentality. As a four-time brain cancer survivor, Frank faced every challenge with determined smile and selflessness; even while undergoing treatment, he worked as a Behavioral Interventionist working specifically with autistic children and attended CSU Fullerton. With the help of a scholarship from Cancer for College and lots of hard work Frank proudly graduated with a BS in Kinesiology in May 2014. Sadly, Frank completed his fight with cancer in January 2016, but his passionate endurance and loving legacy endures in the form of the scholarship he created.
The “Frank the Tank” Scholarship is open to cancer survivors that are either currently receiving treatment or has long lasting side effects of cancer treatments (i.e. chemo brain) and will be attending California State University, Fullerton.
Henry Streuli Memorial Scholarship: In his 14 years on this earth, Henry loved everyone, from babies to seniors. Henry was passionate about Jesus and his values of equality and love for all of humanity. He was a tenacious individual who never let his small stature hinder his ability to succeed. Whether it be pitching a 50+mph fast ball on the baseball team, ATVing up the largest sand dune or fishing off the coast of Alaska, Henry could conquer it all.
The Henry Streuli Memorial Scholarship is open to any cancer patient or survivor who is from and/or will be attending an accredited school or university in Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana.
Leonard Family Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship: Lettuce be the first to say that if you were to meat long-time Cancer for College supporter Steve Leonard, you would see that he is bread for business. The tenacity with which he works has led him to great success as a Jersey Mike’s franchiser, to the tune of 10 restaurants opened with his business partner, Fred Downey. Sandwiched between his love of food and his talent for restaurant management is his passion for giving back to the worthy cancer survivors we all love.
The Leonard Family Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship is open to students pursuing a business-related degree with a desire to pursue career in food service industry and potentially own & operate a restaurant.
Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship: Ross Skelton graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and quickly rose through the engineering ranks. Ross eventually became the Chief Commercial Officer at SPX FLOW in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he helped lead a global multi-industry manufacturing leader with approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenue, operations in more than 35 countries and over 8,000 employees. Even though he traveled the world for business Ross loved to make time for jokes, golf, and time with friends and family.
The Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship is open to any cancer survivor from or attending school in North or South Carolina with a special consideration toward engineering students attending North Carolina State University or Auburn University.
Skip Wohl Memorial Scholarship: Whether he was constructing commercial real estate or de-constructing a tennis opponent, Skip Wohl took to life like it was one big adventure after another. After graduating from USC with a BS in Finance in 1962, he went to work at the family construction company, transforming it over the next three decades into a trusted real estate development group with a knack for being creative and upbeat. When he was not at work, Skip actively engaged in trail riding, tennis, golf, and water and snow skiing. Not one to miss out on the excitement and joy of family, he was also the happy husband of his wife Jan for more than 50 years, a father of two children, a grandfather of four.
The Emil “Skip” Wohl Memorial Scholarship is open to cancer survivors who must be both from AND attending school in Southern California. The scholarship committee is looking for applicants who have faced the challenge of their cancer diagnosis head on while they continue to make a positive impact on the world around them and live life to the fullest.
The Cherry Hawk Scholarship: The loved ones of Skip Wohl and some of his trail riding buddies established the Cherry Hawk Scholarship in order to give back to cancer survivors who embody the same energetic and active zeal for life.
The Cherry Hawk Scholarship is open to students from or attending school in Southern California. Student should aspire to a professional career studying in the fields of Sports Information, Sports Medicine (inc. Physical Therapist, Sports Psychology or related field), Sports Management Sports Marketing, Sports Journalism or Communications. Applicants can also be an active member of a university team that aspires to play their sport at the next level.
To learn more about any of our scholarships email email@example.com or call us at 760-599-5096.