PBTF gives college scholarships to 107 brain tumor survivorsJune 12, 2012
|Andrew is a rising college freshman and PBTF scholarship recipient. You can help brain tumor survivors like him by making a donation today.
Medical expenses and college tuition continue to rise, dealing families of brain tumor survivors a double blow. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® helps ease their financial burden by offering college scholarships.
This fall 107 undergraduates will study at vocational schools, community colleges and universities with the help of a $1,000 PBTF scholarship.
“Having brain cancer was rough, and I’ve worked hard during my recovery to stay on top of my academics and to stay involved in my community,” says rising freshman Jaime. “I plan to do great things with my life, and college is my next step. I have a lot to give back to the world.”
Giving back is a desire expressed by many of the recipients. “I don’t want other children to undergo what I did,” says Andrew. “I want to attend college, conduct my own research, and create devices that can change the lives of patients.”
Medical research, early detection and better treatments are increasing survivorship rates, and interest in our scholarship program has grown as a result. More than 400 students requested applications this year.
With your help, we can fund even more scholarships. Please give the gift of education by making a tax-deductible donation today!
On request, donors who give $500 or more will receive recognition in our newsletter and we will notify a scholarship recipient of the gift.
The PBTF has awarded 1,048 scholarships since 2002.The program is supported in part by the Tim and Tom Gullikson Family Support Fund and the Cycle World Joseph C. Parkhurst Education Fund.
Scholarship applications for brain tumor survivors attending college in the 2013-14 academic year will be available in October 2012. For more information, call 800-253-6530.
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
302 Ridgefield Ct.
Asheville, NC 28806
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