The Mesothelioma Scholarship is currently open for applications for the 2024-2025 academic year from eligible candidates.
About Mesothelioma Scholarship Program
The Mesothelioma.com Scholarship awards $4,000 annually to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer, aiming to provide financial assistance for higher education. Applications for the 2024 academic year are currently being accepted until March 31, 2024, 11:59 PM (EST).
Who We Help
The scholarship is not limited to mesothelioma; it assists students affected by any cancer type. Eligible candidates include those with personal cancer experiences or those whose close family or friends have battled cancer.
The scholarship began in 2015, inspired by mesothelioma survivor Heather Von St. James and her husband Cameron, who pursued education amid Heather’s diagnosis.
Mesothelioma Scholarship Application Requirements
- Determine Your Eligibility:
- Affected by any cancer type
- Enrolled full-time in a U.S. accredited institution
- U.S. citizen
- Academic “good standing” with a minimum GPA of 3.2
- Write an Essay or Create a Video:
- 500-1,000 words or 4-5 minutes
- Questions focus on the impact of cancer on your life, goals, and the significance of the scholarship.
- Include header with personal details.
- Gather Additional Documents:
- Unofficial academic transcript
- Proof of enrollment
- One letter of recommendation
- Optional: Honors & volunteer work summary
- Format and Submit Application Using Application Form:
- Submit all documents in PDF format with specific naming conventions.
Mesothelioma.com Scholarship Selection Process:
Applications are due by March 31, 2024. The winner, chosen based on academic excellence, financial need, positive impact, submitted materials’ quality, and strength in adversity, will be notified by May 1, 2024.
- Apply Here: https://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/
Use the provided application form, ensuring all documents are submitted in PDF format by the deadline.
Learn about past winners like Isabella Toth (2023), Guadalupe Barragan (2022), Katherine Sasser (2021), and Lauren Havens (2020) who have demonstrated strength and resilience in their cancer experiences.
Find answers to common questions about the application process, including what makes a good letter of recommendation and when applicants can expect to hear back.
For any questions or concerns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Note: Any attempt to falsify claims in an applicant’s story will lead to immediate disqualification.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Mesothelioma.com Scholarship
- What does a good letter of recommendation look like?
- A good letter of recommendation should specifically address why the applicant deserves the Mesothelioma.com Scholarship, highlighting relevant qualities. It is recommended that the letter comes from teachers, mentors, bosses, or other non-family members.
- How do I know my application went through?
- After clicking “Submit Application,” the page will reload with a confirmation message: “Thank you for your submission [Your Name]! It has been sent successfully.” Confirmation emails are not sent, but concerns can be addressed by emailing email@example.com.
- When will I hear back from you?
- The scholarship winner will be contacted by May 1st. Those who do not receive the scholarship will not be individually contacted. The public announcement of the winner is typically made in a blog post around the beginning of June.
- Can I reapply if I don’t win this year?
- Yes, students who do not win are encouraged to reapply if they will still be in school the following year. It’s an opportunity to refine their application and share their ongoing educational journey.
- Are there specific naming conventions for document submissions?
- Yes, all documents should be submitted in PDF format with specific naming conventions. These include LastName_Enrollment, LastName_Essay, LastName_HonorsVolunteerSummary, LastName_LOR, and LastName_Transcript.
- Can family members submit letters of recommendation?
- Preferably, letters of recommendation should come from teachers, mentors, bosses, or other non-family members to provide an objective perspective on the applicant’s qualifications.
- What is the deadline for the Mesothelioma.com Scholarship application?
- The application deadline for the 2024 academic year is March 31, 2024, at 11:59 PM (EST).
- How is the scholarship winner selected?
- The winner is chosen based on factors such as academic excellence, financial need, positive impact on others, the quality of submitted materials, and demonstrated strength in the face of adversity.
- Is there a confirmation email for successful submissions?
- No, there is no confirmation email. Instead, a confirmation message will appear on the page after submitting the application. For concerns, applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is there a specific format for the essay or video submission?
- Essays should be 500-1,000 words, and videos should be 4-5 minutes long, addressing questions about the impact of cancer on the applicant’s life, goals, and the significance of the scholarship. Specific details must be included in the header or description of the submission.