The Ruth Cheatham Foundation has announced its scholarship program for those cancer survivors or warriors who are enrolled or accepted in an accredited undergraduate, trade school, or graduate school as full-time students. Education is a must for all, may it be anyone, and seeking education with some disease like cancer makes it difficult to fulfill, so this program is for students who want to continue their studies while battling over it and those who have survived from it. This program provides an opportunity to these students and lights a ray of hope within them. Students have to do nothing much but share their experiences and how the disease impacted their lives, what they faced during this, how they overcame it, etc.
The winners will get selected based on their applications. They will provide information about themselves, their documents, and their essay to describe the challenges they have overcome, how the disease has impacted their lives and career goals, etc. They will receive a scholarship that will help them manage their tuition fees, books, and other supplies related to educational expenses. This will motivate and encourage students to pursue their education and achieve their career goals.
The Ruth Cheatham Foundation was founded in the year 2016 to honor Ruth Cheatham, a remarkable woman who fearlessly fought cancer for over ten years. Their mission is simple Advocacy, Education, and financial aid for young adults in all stages of the cancer battle. This scholarship is one of the steps towards fulfilling the mission.
The following table provides a short description of the scholarship program:
|Organization||The Ruth Cheatham Foundation|
|Education Level||High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduates|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||February 21, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
- Be a cancer survivor or currently receiving cancer treatment
- Be between the ages of 17-26
- Be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate, trade school, or graduate school
- Be enrolled as a full-time student (24 credit hours annually)
How to Apply?
The students who are interested to apply for this program fill out their application form properly, they should write an essay describing the impact that cancer has had on their life and what challenges they have had to overcome, concluding with their career goals and how this scholarship would help them achieve those goals and also should also describe any additional personal extenuating circumstances or challenges that evaluators should take into consideration. With this, they should also attach a confirmation of diagnosis letter that must be completed on medical letterhead by their oncologist or primary care physician, verifying their cancer diagnosis and length of treatment (students can click here for instructions on requesting a diagnosis letter if they currently don’t have one, a college acceptance letter or proof of enrollment, their most recent high school or college transcript, and first two pages of their or their guardian’s 2020 tax return or your personal 2020 tax return if the applicant is independent. If not available, the applicant must upload proof of any income such as SSI, W-2, snap benefits, or other written documentation.
(If the applicant is under 25 and claims to be independent, they will need to provide their parent’s returns to show that they do not claim them)
Students can click on the below Kaleidoscope link and sign in to the portal to apply for this scholarship.
Students who will get selected on the basis of their application, essays, financial need, overall cancer survivorship experience, and their commitment to education will be reviewed and evaluated by the Foundation’s Committee. Selected applicants will receive the scholarship amount which will get utilized for their education-related expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other related requirements. This will motivate the students to pursue their education with battling the disease, and they will get encouraged to look forward to their career and build their own future in their choice of field. They will be able to manage their expenses through this program and fulfill their dreams step in one step forward towards a successful career.
The students who are eligible for this program must apply for this program and take benefit of this opportunity prior the deadline of February 21, 2022. Latecomers will not be accepted and will be considered ineligible.