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LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors

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LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors

LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors

Your Future Is Now

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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, 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, 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

  • No longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic school year.
  • March 2023
    Notify applicants of award status.
  • Spring 2023
    Class of 2022 scholarship renewal applications open. All awardees who received a scholarship in 2022 will receive an email notification with the opening date and instructions.

How to Apply

Before applying, please review our Program Guidelines .

  • Step 1
    Go to the LLS Scholarship Portal to apply.
    All applications MUST BE submitted through our portal. The application is available in English only.
  • 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.
  • Step 3
    Log onto the application portal and complete the Eligibility Questions
    *Applicants will receive an email regarding their eligibility.
  • Step 4
    Eligible applicants begin application submission

Questions? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, reach out to Scholarship@LLS.org

Information Needed to Complete Your Full Application

  • Essay
  • Short answer(s)
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Diagnosis verification documentation
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INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

If you're a blood cancer survivor with plans for your education and are interested in applying to the LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors, kindly leave us your information below. You'll be the first to know when we open up applications again!

DREAMERS AND DOERS:

THE LLS SCHOLARSHIP INAUGURAL CLASS:

We're excited to celebrate our inaugural class of awardees! From the artist with a unique flair to the athlete pushing their limits, each member of this class is a crucial and incomparable thread, weaving a rich tapestry together with their peers. As our honored Dreamers and Doers, they have set their sights high, reaching for the goals and ideas that drive them. We're looking forward to celebrating with them, and we can't wait to see what they do next!

Ready for more inspiration?

Meet the full class of 2022 awardees and read about their experiences, in their own words.

See the 2022 Yearbook
Dreamers and Doers 2022 LLS Scholarship Yearbook

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us at Scholarship@LLS.org.

In Gratitude

Our founding supporters 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 Sponsors and Supporters:

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

Sponsors and Supporters:

ACE Family Foundation
Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation