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Scholarships for Children of Breast Cancer Survivors

melanie003
Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2005

Hello there. My mom is currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. This has caused immense financial hardhip for my family, who was already hovering just above the poverty level. I am a high school senior looking to go to college. I live in NY. Does anyone know if there are any scholarships in NY for children like me? I've seen a couple, but I've missed most of the deadlines. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank You

AuthorUnknown
Posts: 1564
Joined: May 2006

Hello,

You may want to consider contacting the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and my be able to point you in the direction of resources that may be able to assist you. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345.

Take care and be well,

Dana
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chessie
Posts: 40
Joined: May 2004

You should go online to the Faffsa website (it stands for Free application for federal student aid..) WWW.Faffsa.ed.gov There is money available from the Federal government just for kids like you. You should certainly qualify for a scholorship, or a grant, at the least. They also offer low interest loans. This is a free application. It is a secure site, and you will have to get a PIN number first, wait 3 days for it to come in your e-mail, and then that will enable you to apply on-line (the pin acts as your signature.) I am in the process of submiting my son's application as we speak. Good luck. Also, you will need to have 2004 tax information on hand, i.e. estimated gross income last year. It helps to have your taxes done already. I know if you are in need, you will definitely get help. Don't give up!!! Your mom will be so proud! Please post and let me know how you did! P.s... stay away from any website that says "faffsa.com" that will be a money making site charging you for your application.

Idalia
Posts: 76
Joined: Aug 2004

Fafsa is definitely the way to go, but there are only two f's, not three! Never pay for a scholarship finding service - the legit sites are free or low cost. You can get application fees waived at the colleges/universities you are interested in. Talk directly to their admissions people. At most schools, well over 60% of students are on some form of assistance. Keep your grades up and you will be able to go to college.

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