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The application program will be available again in February. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the upcoming academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship for Cancer Survivors
Application status: Closed

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,┬á gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship for Cancer Survivors award must:

  • Be cancer survivors*, age 25 and under, who are high school seniors or graduates or current post-secondary undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

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:

  • An award in the amount of $10,000.
  • Up to twenty-three (23) awards will be granted.
  • Awards are not renewable, however students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Financial need is not considered.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Personal impact statement
  • An online recommendation

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:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken

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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!