Apply for a Scholarship

During PAF's daily interactions with patients, PAF staff often interact with patients and families who have experienced the impact of chronic illness on post-secondary education. In 2000, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Nancy Davenport-Ennis established the Scholarship for Survivors program to honor these individuals by offering educational scholarships to individuals who have suffered (or are suffering) a life-threatening disease or chronic condition. These students have, despite their disease/condition, excelled academically, served the community, and desire to pursue a secondary education.

Applications for 2019-2020 Academic Term

Scholarship for Survivors is a program designed to support young adults whose educational pursuits have been tragically disrupted due to the cost of care centered around their cancer diagnosis or chronic illness.

The purpose of our scholarship program is to provide academic support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease.

On behalf of Patient Advocate Foundation’s Board of Directors and Scholarship Review Committee, we thank you for your interest in our 2019-2020 Scholarship for Survivors program.  Download and view the full application using the buttons below.  The application deadline for submission for the 2019-2020 school year is February 23, 2019.  

Scholarship Impact

To date, PAF (along with other gracious funders) has awarded 95 scholarships totaling over $566,000, of which 48 have achieved fully degreed graduation and 20 are still pursuing their course of study.

The purpose of our scholarship program is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease as a child or young adult.

Scholarship Amount and Distribution

Selected applicants will receive $3,000 annually up to four consecutive years, as long as they meet the guidelines of the program. The award is payable in equal amounts of $1,500 (per semester/trimester/quarter) directly to the college or university for the purpose of defraying tuition, books and other fee costs.

If selected as a recipient, below are the requirements to maintain the scholarship:

  • Complete Scholarship Acceptance Form;
  • Agree to media release terms and conditions.
  • Provide a personal bio (250 words or less) and self-portrait/headshots (at least 300 dpi) for publication.
  • Must maintain a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Must be a full time student.
  • Must sign an agreement to complete 20 hours of community service for the year the scholarship will be dispensed and provide PAF with a confirmation when that service has been completed to include a signature of supervisor.

*Failure to meet any/all of these requirements is a violation of the award and the recipient will be responsible for repayment of the award monies.

Current Scholarship Awardees

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