As an AYA cancer survivor, there are options available to help your through this time of treatment and recovery. Students should continue to work toward their goals and higher education. Remember, you don’t have to do it alone.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation provides services and support to young adults aged 18-35 who have been diagnosed with cancer. The organization’s goal is to provide resources to encourage students to continue with higher education throughout their treatment and provides need-based financial support to these students and their families. Each year the foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to young adult cancer survivors who display a winning attitude.
Cancer Survivor’s Fund
Scholarships and financial assistance to help young adults who are cancer survivors continue their education for personal growth. Recipients are selected by a committee based on an applicant’s personal hardship and financial need. The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify.
This page has links and information on many scholarships that are available to cancer patients and survivors.
The SAMFund (Surviving And Moving Forward)
Assists cancer survivors in the United States between the ages of 17 and 35 with their transition into a successful post-treatment life. The foundation will distribute grants and scholarships in an effort to enable survivors to pursue their educational or professional goals, as well as offer outreach and information about the post-recovery transition to those approaching end of treatment.