The Mesothelioma Group is proud to present the first bi-annual Mesothelioma Group Cancer Scholarship, awarding $1,500 to one male and one female student who have experienced and overcome strong adversity in the face of cancer. Valid applicants include those diagnosed with cancer (active or in remission, not limited to mesothelioma), those who have lost a parent to cancer, or those whose parent is currently fighting cancer.
Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) 500-1,500 word personal essay in which you explain your adversity, need for financial assistance, and provide specific examples of how you have used your cancer experience to positively impact the lives of other young adults. Additional consideration will be provided for those demonstrating leadership and a dedication to community service.
Please follow the scholarship guidelines listed below.
|Scholarship Criteria for Inquiring Participants:|
|Please provide the following:
|All entries must be completed byÂ DecemberÂ 1, 2014Â for Spring 2015 enrollment andÂ March 1, 2015 for Fall 2015 enrollment. No other additional documents or forms (letters of recommendations, etc.) are required. Entries must be submitted via email to the address listed at the bottom of the page.|
|Further Information to Consider:|
|Once entries are received, they will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of managing staff members at the Mesothelioma Group. The decision of the panel will be based on which student best shows strength in the face of adversity, a need for financial assistance, and who best uses their cancer experience to positively impact the lives of other young adults. Medical hardship, a dedication to community service, and a commitment to educational and professional goals will also be considered when making the final decision.The winning students will be selected and notified byÂ December 31, 2014Â for Spring 2015 enrollment andÂ May 1, 2015 for Fall 2015 enrollment. Each winner will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship.|
|Please send essay and all materials toÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ using the subject line:
ATTN: MesotheliomaGroup.com Cancer Scholarship