The PBTF has awarded more than 1,000 college scholarships to brain tumor survivors since 2002.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's scholarship program eases the financial hardships of a childhood brain tumor diagnosis and helps survivors reach their career goals.
We offer a multiyear Galaxy Scholarship for brain tumor survivors entering college as well as a one-year award for enrolled college students. This program is supported in part by the Cycle World Joseph C. Parkhurst Education Fund.
The Galaxy Scholarship is designed for graduating high school seniors or high school graduates. The program provides a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to students pursuing an associate’s degree in up to two years, or $6,000 to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in up to four years.
Awards are divided into payments of $1,500 per academic year. Award recipients will be required to participant annually in the PBTF’s volunteer program.
Students enrolled in college are not eligible to apply for the Galaxy Scholarship.
One-year scholarship for enrolled college students
The PBTF also provides a one-year scholarship of $1,000 to brain tumor survivors who are already in college. Graduating high school seniors or high school graduates are not eligible to apply for the one-year scholarship.
2014 Scholarship Program
The scholarship application period for the 2014 program has closed. The 2014 award recipients will be announced in May.
2015 Scholarship Program
We appreciate your interest in our scholarship program and hope that you will consider applying in the future. Please check back with us in November for information on the 2015 scholarship program. If you would like for us to email you when the 2015 application is available, please email us and add Scholarship 2015 in the subject line.
For more information, please contact the Family Support team at 800-253-6530 or by email.