Mesothelioma.com established this scholarship to help deserving students afford college. They are interested in hearing about your experience with cancer, either personally or through a loved one.
They are currently accepting applications for the 2024 school year.
The application submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 31, 2024.
Cash Prize of $4,000
Who Benefits From The Mesothelioma Scholarship
A Look at Mesothelioma.com All types of cancer patients, not just those with mesothelioma, are eligible for this scholarship. The following categories of students are welcome to apply:
- Those who have received a cancer diagnosis, whether recently or in the past,
- Those whose parents, siblings, or other close relatives or friends have fought or are fighting cancer.
- A cancer diagnosis can be life-altering, and we understand that. Working with mesothelioma patients and their families has given us insight into the psychological, emotional, and monetary challenges this disease poses.
REQUIREMENTS FOR AN APPLICATION
The Mesothelioma.com Scholarship is open to students who submit complete applications. There are four stages to the application process: checking your eligibility, writing your essay, gathering your supporting materials, and finally submitting your application in the proper format.
First, see if you qualify.
Mesothelioma.com welcomes scholarship applications from people with any cancer diagnosis. Participants must have cancer and meet the following additional requirements:
Be a full-time student at a U.S. four-year or two-year college, university, junior college, or graduate school recognized by the U.S.
Be a legal resident of the U.S.
Maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher and be in “good standing” academically.
You can apply for the scholarship if you satisfy these conditions.
Second, Document Your Cancer Experience In An Essay.
Applicants must answer the following questions in a 500-1,000 word essay or a 4-5 minute video submission.
The following information should be included in a header at the top left of the essay document or the description of your video submission:
- Sort Names of Students
- Submission Date
- Describe Your Experience with Cancer
- Desired Academic Concentration
- Student Jordan Nguyen is a Good Example
- March 31, 2024
- Cancer of the lung, non-small cell, father
- Then, Medical School After Biochemistry
- The Third Step: Compile Additional Records
- Please include the following with your essay submission:
- Academic Transcript (unofficial): Your GPA will be validated using your Transcript.
- All applicants must submit enrollment verification from an accredited two-year or four-year college, community college, junior college, or graduate degree program. A letter from the school confirming your enrollment, a copy of your current semester’s class schedule, or a statement from the bursar detailing your deposit will all suffice as proof of registration. Seniors who have yet to commit to college may also submit acceptance letters.
- One recommendation letter (LOR): Your letter of recommendation should explain why you should be awarded the scholarship. Students whose letters of recommendation (LOR) most convincingly demonstrate why they should receive this scholarship will be given preference. We’d rather have students upload their letters through the portal. If a recommender is still uneasy, they can send their letter to [email protected] instead. Request that the email’s subject read “Letter of Recommendation” and your full name. The next step is for the student to upload a document with their recommender’s name to the application portal.
- Describe any awards you’ve received and any volunteer work you’ve completed in this optional document. Please compile a short synopsis of each task into a single document. A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (resume) can stand in.
- Fourth, fill out the application form and send it in.
- Applying students should use the submission form that can be found below. Submitted files should be in PDF format and named as follows:
- A student’s Transcript, recommendation letters, and letters of recommendation will all have their last names at the top.
Factors for Choosing Winners of the Mesothelioma.com Fall 2024 Scholarship
Procedures for Choosing Winners of the Mesothelioma.com Fall 2024 Scholarship Applications for the Mesothelioma.com Fall 2024 Scholarship are Due on March 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. After the submission deadline, the Mesothelioma.com team will evaluate all submissions. The deciding factors are:
- Having a strong desire to succeed in school
- Limited Resources
- The applicant has made a positive difference in the lives of those around them.
- The standard of their submissions
- Courage when facing adversity
On May 1, 2024, the recipient of the $4,000 scholarship will be announced. The Fall 2024 semester is when the student will receive the financial aid. Mesothelioma.com has over 50,000 followers on social media, and the winner’s announcement will be shared across this community. The scholarship winner will be the only person Mesothelioma.com gets in touch with.
Any candidate caught providing false information will be immediately disqualified.
Aid for Mesothelioma Victims Requirements:
- Be a current student at a college, university, or vocational school in the United States.
- All undergraduates and graduate students in the United States are welcome to apply.
- Seniors in high school who have turned 18 by the time of submission
- Publish a paper whose word count is between 800 and 1500.
- Send in two references with your application.
- Instructions: Write an Essay. Applications must address one of the following themes. Please limit your submission to between 800 and 1500 words. The following are some supplementary writing prompts that students can use to get started.
- Amass Information
- Gather together the necessary scholarship paperwork (described above).
- Send in Your Scholarship Applications
- Mesothelioma Hub will contact the finalists to request copies of their transcripts and current class schedules from their respective colleges and universities. Please review our Privacy Statement for details.
- First, Second, and Third Place Winners of first place will have $1,000 sent to their choice of college or vocational school.
- Publicity through our online channels
Trades and Professions That Qualify
Check the criteria in this section to see if your vocational school is eligible for the scholarship.
Vehicle maintenance workers, boiler technicians, gunner’s mates, enginemen, and aviation machinist mates all served in the military, as did boiler technicians, gunner’s mates, and boiler operators.
Trade Construction trades include bricklayers, bulldozer operators, carpenters, crane operators, demolition crew members, drywallers, electricians, insulation workers, painters, pipefitters, plasterers, plumbers, renovation workers, railroad workers, landscapers, firefighters, and roofers.
Automotive Technician, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Installer, Mechanical Drafter, Locksmith, Elevator Mechanic, Mechanical Insulator, Installer, and Brake Technician are all examples of careers in the mechanical industry.
Steam engineers, cargo freight agents, ironworkers, line installers and repairers, paver equipment operators, metal fabricators, and asbestos workers are all examples of jobs in the industrial sector.
Careers in Medicine: Dental Assistant, Paramedic, Phlebotomist, Respiratory Therapist, and Clinical Laboratory Technician Technician
Vocational Training in High School Office and Business; Marketing and Distribution; Health Occupation and Home Economics; Trade, Industry, and Communications; and Technical and Communications