Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grants for Cancer Survivors

The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer has opened up its Letter of Intent for this year's grants and scholarships. The SAMFund provides financial assistance in the form of grants to young adults between the ages of 17 and 35, who have completed treatment and are moving forward in their lives.

The broad mission of Surviving And Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer is to assist cancer survivors in the United States between the ages of 17 and 35 with their transition into a successful post-treatment life.

The foundation will distribute grants and scholarships in an effort to enable survivors to pursue their educational or professional goals, as well as offer outreach and information about the post-recovery transition to those approaching the end of treatment.

The SAMFund seeks to provide the most extensive support possible, and to help young adult survivors move forward with their lives after cancer.

To learn more about eligibility, grant awards and to apply, click here.

1 comment:

  1. The SAMFund is a fantastic organization. I interviewed Sam, the founder, in my book Everything Changes. Grants are becoming more and more competitive. I wrote about her list of recommendations for how to increase your chances of getting one. Editing, answering the questions exactly, and making sure you qualify were at the top of the list.

    Dating, working, finishing college. These are all issues I write about in my book Everything Changes: The Insider's Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s. I have gotten a lot of reader email recently from young adults with other chronic diseases like Crohn's and think there are a lot of similarities and support we can give to each other living young with such life altering illnesses.

    Kairol Rosenthal