HOUSTON, TX (July 2015 ) – Snowdrop Foundation, Inc. recently awarded college scholarships to 75 pediatric cancer patients and survivors from across the United States. This year’s scholarship amount totaled $218,000, the largest amount in the foundation’s history.
The scholarship program provides financial assistance to young adults as they move forward with their lives. This support helps empower young survivors and patients to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals.
To qualify for a Snowdrop Foundation Scholarship, applicants must have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 19. The application is open to all childhood cancer survivors and current patients who presently attend or plan to attend an institution of higher education in the United States. The scholarships are awarded annually and applicants can re-apply every year they are enrolled in school.
“In the nine years that the Snowdrop Foundation Scholarship program has existed we have awarded 239 scholarships totaling over $869,000,” states Snowdrop president and co-founder Kevin Kline. “These 75 childhood cancer survivors inspire those around them while raising awareness about those still in the fight.”
The 2015 scholarship winners span the country and plan on attending a diverse group of schools in the upcoming academic year.