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.

Orion Fund Grants
Sponsor: The Orion Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 25, 2021
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.

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 1, 2021
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.

Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2021extended to March 1, 2021
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.

College Scholars Program for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Sponsor: Children’s Cause Cancer Advocacy
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States under the age of 25 and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher during the upcoming Fall term. Applicant must submit an application and written documentation from a treating physician outlining the applicant’s medical history that includes cancer diagnosis.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UCB, Inc.
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2021extended to March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students living with epilepsy or students who are a family member or caregiver of a person living with epilepsy. Applicant must be seeking an associate’s, undergraduate, or graduate degree program during the fall of 2021.

Mesothelioma.com Scholarship
Sponsor: Mesothelioma.com
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
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.

Nightscout Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Nightscout Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Applicant must have an interest in STEM.

PCRF Scholarships
Sponsor: Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, community college students, and four-year undergraduate students who have been treated for pediatric cancer. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Team Type1 Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Team Type 1 Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have Type 1 diabetes and is/will be a competitive athlete at an accredited NCAA or NAIA institution.

Cancer Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Dallas Car Accident Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to accepted or currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in the United States with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant or the applicant’s loved one must have been diagnosed with cancer of any type.

Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000 ($1,500 per semester)
Closing Date: August 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love of education. Applicant must live or attend school in either Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; Wilkinson County, Mississippi,; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

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