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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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible application are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. 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:

  • 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.

*Applicants will be asked to provide a personal impact statement describing the impact cancer has had on their life.

Finalists will be asked to provide a Diagnosis Verification Form completed by a physician attesting to applicant’s diagnosis.

Award Information

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • An award in the amount of $10,000.
  • Up to twenty-five (25) awards will be granted.
  • Awards are not renewable, however students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Financial need is not considered.

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 early May. 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 will process payment in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

    One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 6, 2022 3:00 pm. CT

    Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

Bristol Myers Squibb has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!