Great West Division, Inc, Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program
The Great West Division of the American Cancer Society has established a scholarship program
to give young cancer survivors the opportunity to pursue their post-secondary education from an
accredited university, community college or vocational technical school.
The scholarship program is designed to ease the financial and emotional hardships associated
with fighting cancer and to assist young cancer survivors in reaching their academic potential
and fulfilling career dreams.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program gives young cancer
survivors the opportunity to pursue their post-secondary education from an accredited
university, community college, or vocational technical school.
Only those applicants who meet all of these eligibility requirements will be considered for
- Must be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21. Applicants must be age 25 or younger
at the time of application.
- Scheduled to graduate from high school and/or continuing college in the upcoming
- Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.
- Accepted without condition to an accredited university, college, community college or
vocational technical school.
- Must have a 2.5 GPA or above.
- Must become a full time student at an accredited university, college, community college
or vocational technical school in the upcoming academic year.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Survivor College Scholarship program provides an award
of $2,500. Recipients can apply multiple years for a possible lifetime award of up to $10,000 per
student. After the initial award, scholarship renewal in subsequent years is based on successfully
meeting program eligibility requirements, continuous academic achievement, and level of
commitment as an American Cancer Society volunteer.
For more information please download the full application.