The Komen College Scholarship program has awarded nearly fifty scholarships to students who have lost a parent to breast cancer or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger. Each student receives $10,000 each year for up to four years while attending a state university or college. Scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. To further the fight against breast cancer, recipients also serve as Komen Collegiate Ambassadors by promoting breast cancer education and awareness in their community and on their collegiate campus. Komen Ambassadors are encouraged to participate at local Race for the Cure events and volunteering with a local Affiliate.
Some of the 2009 Scholarship recipients
|Current scholarship recipients are attending universities such as, Alabama A&M University, Colorado School of Mines, Indiana University, Bloomington, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, New York University, Old Dominion University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Texas Tech University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Toledo.|
Deadline: February 15, 2010
For more information and to apply online, please visit komen.org.
Thank you to the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Coca Cola and the Miami Dolphins Foundation for their generous support of the 2010-2011 class.
Last year, the Scholarship Program experienced an overwhelming 80 percent increase in applications; however, due to funding constraints Komen for teh Cure had to decrease the class size by nearly half, leaving many deserving students without support. To sustain and grow this program that has propelled the academic careers of nearly 50 bright young minds, we need your help. Please let us know if you would like to contribute to this program.