Patient Advocate Foundation’s Scholarships for Survivors

February 27, 2016
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Individuals under 25 with life threatening disease

The Patient Advocate Foundation offers an educational scholarship to those who have suffered (or are suffering) a life threatening disease or chronic condition.

It's for individuals, under the age of 25, that are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical or life threatening disease. You must write an essay of less than 1000 words about how your diagnosis has impacted your live and your future goals.  In addition, you need to submit two letters of reference.


  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States of America under the age of 25
  • Applicant must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a life threatening disease within the past 5 years.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an Associate's Degree as a bridge to a Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • *Note: The applicant may be directly pursuing a Bachelor's degree without pursuing an Associate's Degree first.
  • Applicant must complete Scholarship for Survivors application in full
  • Applicant must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their lives and their future goals (1000 word maximum).
  • Applicant must submit written documentation from a treating physician that outlines applicants' medical history.
  • Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from non-related persons (examples: teachers, coaches, community leaders). Reference letters must be submitted on business letterhead and include signatory’s contact information within the letter.
  • Applicant must provide an OFFICIAL high school and/or current college transcript (to include school seal); whichever is applicable.
  • Applicant must submit completed financial form (Part E)that will demonstrate financial need and include a copy of the first two pages of tax return.


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