Academic Scholarships

The Izzy Foundation offers academic scholarships to children NATIONWIDE who have been diagnosed with or treated for PEDIATRIC CANCER and their siblings. The Izzy Foundation provides scholarships in two categories: (1) Grades K-12 and (2) College.

On average, The Izzy Foundation gives between $500 to a $1,000 per approved student each year for up to three (3) years. Scholarships awarded are distributed by January 31st of each year. The funds are mailed DIRECTLY to the recipients accredited School/University ONLY.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN EACH YEAR FROM MARCH 1st – MAY 1st

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MAY 1st at MIDNIGHT (Please note: Applications that are incomplete will NOT be considered for a scholarship). Letter of status will be emailed by the Foundation by July 1st. If accepted to receive an award, you MUST fill out an Acceptance Form (provided in your status email) no later than October 1st or your award will be forfeited.

College Applicants MUST be: (ONLY fill out this application if you are entering college or currently a college student)

  • MUST be a current pediatric cancer patient, a childhood cancer survivor, AND/OR a sibling under the age of 25 (bereaved siblings are welcome to apply)
  • MUST have been diagnosed before the age of 18 with pediatric cancer
  • Provide a letter verifying cancer diagnosis (of sibling or self)
  • A citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
  • Be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate school
  • One letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor or employer
  • 250-500 word essay on academic and career goals along with why you choose The Izzy Foundation (written by the student applying)
  • You will also have the option to share a video, artwork or other forms of artists expression explaining your academic goals (application will explain to you how to do this)

Elementary/High School Applicants MUST be: (ONLY fill out this application if you are entering K-12)

  • MUST be a current pediatric cancer patient, a childhood cancer survivor, AND/OR a sibling under the age of 25 (bereaved siblings are welcome to apply)
  • MUST have been diagnosed before the age of 18 with pediatric cancer
  • Provide a letter verifying cancer diagnosis (of sibling or self)
  • A citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
  • One letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor or employer
  • 250 word essay on academic and career goals along with why you choose The Izzy Foundation (written by the *student applying)
  • Younger *students can draw a picture or submit a video telling us about themselves and their family

If you have any questions, please email us at scholarships@theizzyfoundation.org or call us at 401-331-4999.