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Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 15, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a student whose life has been impacted by cancer? If so, the Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! The scholarship is open to full-time college students and graduate students who have had cancer themselves or who have a family member that has had or is currently battling cancer. The scholarship is offered by, a website dedicated to” providing the latest medical information, spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos, and helping patients and their families connect with treatment and legal resources.” Created in 2015, the scholarship program honors Heather Von St. James, a mesothelioma survivor and advocate. Today, the scholarship program awards $4,000 every year to one recipient to fund their pursuit of higher education. If you or a loved one has battled cancer and you are looking to fund your degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to full-time postsecondary students at two-year and four-year accredited institutions. Applicants must also be in good academic standing and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students


U.S. Citizens

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income


Applicants who have been adversely affected by cancer as a survivor, or as a family member of a victim or survivor, are also eligible for this scholarship

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials. Applicants may also choose to submit a 4-5 minute video (instead of the essay mentioned below) about how cancer has affected their life and goals, how the adversity shaped them, and what the scholarship would mean to them.

1,500-word essay

5-minute video

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Scholarship winner will be announced: May 1, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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