The Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship is open to all cancer survivors under the age of 25 years old. Applicants must plan to continue on their educational journey and pursue a bachelors degree.
Who is eligible to apply for the Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship?
Applicants for this scholarship must:
- Be cancer survivors, age 25 and under
- Have been diagnosed by a physician as having treatment for and survived cancer (applicants who are selected as semi-finalists will be asked to provide a medical verification form).
- Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
- Financial need will be considered
Specific documents are required when you apply, including current transcript of grades. In addition, an online recommendation must be submitted by 3:00PM CT on February 4, 2020, so plan accordingly. Applications that do not have all the required documents submitted by the deadlines given will be ineligible.
How much are the Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship awards worth?
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to twenty-five (25) awards in total will be granted. Awards are renewable each year until a bachelor’s degree is earned. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). The scholarship if open to students who plan to enroll in a two or four year colleges or vocational or technical schools.
Applicants will be notified in March 2020 whether or not they are finalists. All winners will receive payment in early August.
For more about the awards, click here.
When is the Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship application due?
Your application must be submitted on or before January 20, 2020.
Best of luck to all applicants!