Students With Cancer Survivor Parents: Apply For These Scholarships

Visiting Long Island schools to present our breast health programs, we’ve connected with many students and we’ve heard their personal stories. Many have family members with breast cancer and some even have parents currently in treatment. We know how tough it is for these students to juggle school and home life and we want you to know, we’re here to support you!

For those of you in this group, there’s two special scholarship opportunities available to you. Our partner and Long Island’s largest breast cancer fundraising walk, the LI2Day Walk, has established two scholarships, to recognize “the profound effect” that cancer has on a family.

Five LI2Day Scholarships are available, each with a one-time award of $2,500. To be eligible, applicants must be Nassau or Suffolk County high school seniors who live with a guardian/parent who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or another women’s cancer, or previously lived with a guardian/parent who passed away from these cancers.

New this year is the Maria A. Sciara Scholarship, which will award $2,000 each to three graduating seniors. While this scholarship gives special consideration to students who are pursuing teaching careers, it is not an eligibility requirement for the scholarship. To be eligible, applicants must be Nassau or Suffolk County high school seniors who live with a guardian/parent who has been diagnosed with cancer other than breast cancer or other women’s cancer, or previously lived with a guardian/parent who passed away from these cancers.

To apply for either of these scholarships, download the applications from the LI2Walk scholarship page and return the applications by April 1, 2017. Good luck!