Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
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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.

2017 Scholarship Program
High school seniors, high school graduates starting college and college students are eligible to apply. The scholarship is a one-year award of $500 and will be paid directly to an accredited academic institution.

Important Dates
Application period: Jan. 9 to May 1, 2017. Deadline for submission is Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Award announcements: July 2017

Instructions for 2017-18 Scholarship Applications
To complete an online application, you will be required to provide the following electronic documents:

  • A signed medical release form (physician’s signature required)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • School transcript 

Detailed instructions are included in the Scholarship FAQs.

A completed online application, along with all required electronic documents, must be submitted by Monday, May 1, 2017 by 5 p.m. Eastern. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Apply for a scholarship

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.