Health Conditions Scholarships

Many students have battled health conditions that have created barriers for their education. Luckily, many companies and organizations want to help students with health conditions and their loved ones with their education.

Cancer for College Scholarship
Sponsor: Cancer for College
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to cancer patients and cancer survivors who are enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Harvey Simon Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The Simon Cancer Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in a four-year college or university during the Fall 2022 term. Applicant must have had a form of cancer sometime during their lifetime.

HIV League Scholarship
Sponsor: The HIV League
Amount: Up to $7,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and are living with HIV.

Guthrie-Koch Scholarship
Sponsor: National PKU News
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to young persons with phenylketonuria (PKU) who are on the diet treatment and about to attend or already attending a college, university, or technical school at the undergraduate level. Residents of any country may apply, but the application and letters of recommendation must be in understandable English.

Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 2, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are siblings of individuals who are in current treatment, have survived or passed away from pediatric childhood cancer.

Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 2, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to cancer survivors, age 25 and under, who are high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

SAMFUND Grants
Sponsor: The SAMFUND
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: February 3, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are cancer survivors between the ages of 21 and 39 years of age.

Orion Fund Grants
Sponsor: The Orion Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 24, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to California college students with serious illness or injury. Applicant must be under the age of 32 and have a serious medical condition affecting their ability to stay in school.

Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and will be attending an accredited four-year college/university in the next year. Applicant must submit an essay on how Alzheimer’s disease has changed or impacted their life.

PAF’s Scholarships for Survivors
Sponsor: Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Amount: $3,000 annually up to four consecutive years, as long as applicant meet the guidelines of the program
Closing Date: March 9, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students undergraduate and graduate students (under the age of 25 for undergraduate students and under the age of 35 for graduate students) who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease within the past five years. In addition to the national undergraduate program, there is a scholarships specifically for undergraduate student from Virginia.

Mesothelioma.com Scholarship
Sponsor: Mesothelioma.com
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma) OR who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend who has battled or is currently fighting cancer. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.

Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Hydrocephalus Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with hydrocephalus.

180 Medical Scholarship Program
Sponsor: 180 Medical
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full-time in the fall. Applicant must be under a physician’s care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy.

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