This scholarship program was created to assist cancer survivors who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship for Cancer Survivors award must:
Employees and children of employees of Bristol-Myers Squibb are ineligible to apply.
*Persons who have been diagnosed by a physician as having had treatment for cancer and survived. Finalists will be asked to provide a doctor’s statement with the diagnosis as well as a personal statement describing the impact cancer has had on the applicant’s life.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:
Financial need is not considered.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified of their status by late April. Finalists will receive a Diagnosis Verification Form to be completed by their physician and faxed directly to Scholarship America (no exceptions).
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America process payments in equal installments in early August and mid-December.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.