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Pediatric College Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric College Scholarship Program.  The program provides financial support to students attending undergraduate (four-year) college or university, community college, graduate school, and vocational/technical school.  Scholarships are intended to both encourage students who have battled cancer and reward them for their academic and personal accomplishments.

In order to be considered for this scholarship award, each applicant must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.  

The application packet can be found at 2015-2016 Pediatric College Scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 25 (on June 1 application deadline).
  • Must have been a patient treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center or were treated on a pediatric protocol before their 19th birthday.*
  • Must have had a malignant diagnosis or allied disease with known malignant potential.**
  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or have GED.
  • Must have been accepted to a college or vocational program with appropriate accreditation.
  • Must take a total of 18 semester hours for Spring and Fall semesters, not including Summer sessions.
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Must not have received a Pediatric College Scholarship (formerly CAP Pediatric Scholarship) for more than eight semesters for four-year universities, and not more than four semesters for junior college or vocational/technical school. Semesters may be interrupted.

* Pediatric protocol is defined as a protocol where a faculty member(s) from 
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Pediatrics, serve as PI, Co-PI or collaborator or a protocol sponsored by the children's Oncology National Group.

**Allied diseases are those disorders or diseases related to cancer included by not limited to Neurofibromatosis, Ataxia Telangectasia, Meningioma. The scholarship committee will consider each application on a case by case basis.

Graduate Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be between the ages of 21 and 31 (on June 1 application deadline).
  • Must have been a patient treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center or were treated on a pediatric protocol before their 19th birthday.*
  • Must have had a malignant diagnosis or allied disease with know malignant potential.**
  • Must have graduated from an accredited college/university.
  • Must have been accepted to a graduate/professional program with appropriate regional/professional accreditation.
  • Must take a total of 18 semester hours for Spring and Fall semesters, not including Summer sessions.
  • Must maintain at least a C average.
  • Must have no Fs.
  • Must not have received a Pediatric College Scholarship (formerly CAP Pediatric Scholarship) for more than eight semesters unless necessary for specific graduate programs.


*Pediatric protocol is defined as a protocol where a faculty member(s) from 
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Pediatrics, serve as PI, Co-PI or collaborator or a protocol sponsored by the children's Oncology National Group.

**Allied diseases are those disorders or diseases related to cancer included by not limited to Neurofibromatosis, Ataxia Telangectasia, Meningioma. The scholarship committee will consider each application on a case by case basis.

If you fail to complete the 2015-2016 application in its entirety,   
the scholarship committee will not consider your submission.


For more information, please email us at 
PediatricScholarships@mdanderson.org 
or
call Andrea Warren at 713-745-0267


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