Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
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The PBTF has awarded more than 1,200 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.

2015 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.

A limited number of donor-directed Galaxy Scholarships may be available for high school seniors who are selected to receive a one-year scholarship award. The Galaxy Scholarships are multi-year scholarships and are $1,500 annually for up to four years.

For information about how to donate to Galaxy Scholarships, please contact Caroline Noor, Annual Giving and Donor Information Manager, at, 828-418-0825

Important dates
Application period: Jan. 12 to April 20, 2015. Deadline for submission is April 20, 2015 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
Award announcements: July 2015

Instructions for 2015-16 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 April 20, 2015 by 5 p.m. Eastern. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application submissions will begin on Jan. 12, 2015.

Apply for a scholarship

For more information about our scholarship program, please contact Shelley Pressley at 800-253-6530, x306, or by email.

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.

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