The scholarship may provide financial assistance to students pursuing their education despite the challenges posed by mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Scholarship Overview.
Mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer affecting the lungs, abdomen, and heart lining, results from asbestos exposure, a once widely used toxic mineral in construction and industries.
Despite the dangers, asbestos remained legal in the U.S. until 1978, leading to widespread exposure and subsequent mesothelioma cases.
With no cure for mesothelioma, available treatments aim to prolong life and enhance its quality, adding financial strain due to high medical costs.
To be eligible for the Mesothelioma Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be diagnosed with mesothelioma or have a family member who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Benefits of the Mesothelioma Scholarship
Recipients receive a monetary award of $4,000, helping alleviate the financial burden associated with education.
Acknowledgment of Impact:
The scholarship acknowledges and recognizes the significant impact of cancer on the lives of individuals, fostering empathy and understanding.
By providing financial assistance, the scholarship promotes educational opportunities for students affected by mesothelioma or those with close connections to the disease.
Encouragement and Recognition:
The scholarship serves as a form of encouragement and recognition for individuals facing the challenges of cancer, emphasizing their resilience and determination.
By offering support specifically for those affected by mesothelioma, the scholarship contributes to raising awareness about the disease and its consequences.
Recipients become part of a community of individuals who share similar experiences, fostering a sense of connection and understanding.
The scholarship empowers students to pursue their academic goals despite the challenges posed by cancer, promoting a sense of empowerment and resilience.
Promotion of Advocacy:
By highlighting the impact of mesothelioma, the scholarship indirectly encourages advocacy for awareness, research, and support for those affected by the disease.
How to Apply for the Mesothelioma Scholarship
To apply for the scholarship, students must submit the following materials:
- A completed application form.
- A personal statement describing how mesothelioma has affected your life or the life of a family member.
- Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
- A copy of your most recent transcript.
The application deadline for the 2023-2024 academic year is March 31, 2024, with all applications due by 11:59 PM EST on that date.
Regularly check the Mesothelioma Scholarship website for updates on the application process, deadline, eligibility requirements, award amounts, and other crucial details.
- Tips for meeting the scholarship application deadline:
Start planning and gathering application materials early for a well-thought-out personal statement, letters of recommendation, and transcript.
Set a reminder to submit your application well in advance, avoiding last-minute issues.
Proofread your application meticulously, checking for grammar or spelling errors.
For any application process inquiries, directly contact the team.