The PBTF has awarded more than 1,350 college scholarships to brain tumor survivors since 2002.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's college scholarship program eases the financial hardships of a childhood brain tumor diagnosis and helps survivors reach their career goals.
2016 Scholarship Program
Scholarships are available to high school seniors, high school graduates starting college and college students. The scholarship is a one-year award of $500 and will be paid directly to an accredited academic institution.
Application period: Feb. 1 to May 2, 2016. Deadline for submission is Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
Award announcements: July 2016
Instructions for 2016-17 scholarship applications
To complete an online application, you will be required to provide the following electronic documents:
• A signed physician’s letter confirming diagnosis
• A signed medical release form
• One letter of recommendation
• School transcript
Detailed instructions are included in the Scholarship FAQ.
A completed online application, along with all required electronic documents, must be submitted by Monday, May 2, 2016 by 5 p.m. Eastern. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Apply for a scholarship
The scholarship application is closed, and will not open until Feb. 1, 2016.
For more information about our scholarship program, please contact Shelley Pressley at 800-253-6530, x306, or by email.
Create a named scholarship
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation offers donors the opportunity to establish a named Galaxy Scholarship in honor or memory of someone. Your gift will make a meaningful difference to a brain tumor survivor who wants to attend college. Learn more about named scholarships.
Our scholarship program for brain tumor survivors is supported in part by the Cycle World Joseph C. Parkhurst Education Fund. We are also grateful for the generosity of the Tim & Tom Gullikson Family Support Fund at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.