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LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors

Your Future Is Now

LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors

LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors

Your Future Is Now

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) knows how challenging it can be to plan for your future during or after cancer treatment. Hospital stays and interruptions in school may mean pausing your goals. And the high cost of cancer care can make affording higher education difficult.

As you navigate life after diagnosis or treatment, we’re here to help. The LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors provides up to $7,500 to cover tuition for virtual or in-person vocational, trade, two-year, or four-year undergraduate education for one year. Your future is now, and we want to support your dreams.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Scholarship program, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a blood cancer patient or survivor diagnosed at age 25 or younger
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or a U.S. territory
  • Submit an LLS Diagnosis Verification Form
  • Be attending or planning to attend virtual or in-person vocational, trade, two-year, or four-year undergraduate education in the U.S. Applicants can be full-time or part-time students. The scholarship cannot be used towards graduate level programs.
*Please note that applicants cannot be related to any LLS staff or LLS National Board of Directors.
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Important Dates

  • AUGUST 1, 2024
    Application intake begins for the 2025-2026 academic year.
  • OCTOBER 31, 2024
    Application intake closes.
  • MARCH 2025
    Notifications of award status sent to applicants.

How to Apply

Before applying, please review our Program Guidelines .

Step 1

All applications MUST BE submitted through our portal. The application is available in English only.
The scholarship portal should only be accessed on a laptop or desktop computer and is not supported on mobile or tablet devices.

Step 2

First-time users: create a new account. If you have created an account before, please log in with your email and password. If you forgot your password, follow the password reset instructions.

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Information Needed to Complete Your Full Application

  • Essay
  • Short answer(s)
  • Diagnosis verification documentation
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The LLS Scholarship Class of 2024:

We’re excited to introduce our new class of awardees! Pediatric cancer advocates, a violinist, a weightlifter - and even an aspiring flight instructor - every member of this class has inspired us with their stories. As our honored Dreamers and Doers, they have set their sights high, reaching for the goals that drive them. We're honored to support their futures and we can't wait to see what they do next!

Meet the full class of 2023 awardees and read about their experiences, in their own words.

See the 2023 Yearbook
Dreamers and Doers 2023 LLS Scholarship Yearbook

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In Gratitude

Our founding donors are dedicated to helping patients, survivors, and families get the support they need. Thanks to these essential partners, LLS is proud to offer the LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors:


Founding Donors:

Alex Okafor Family Foundation
Beth Ayres in Memory of Alan M. Ayres
Elbit Systems of America
Tour De Court
Alok Kapoor

Supporting Donors:

Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation
ACE Family Foundation
Bridge Investment Group
Cindy Scheehle Millsaps and Darrin Millsaps in memory of Mike Scheehle
Genentech, Inc. and Biogen
Massey Services, Inc.
Ronald Weiss and Peggy Ahlin
The Marshall Family