7.08.2008

American Cancer Society helps fund college scholarships

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a good source in funding college scholarships.

Take for example, Todd Broder who survived testicular cancer. He is a pre-med college student at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and a recipient of scholarship money.

The ACS Florida Division’s scholarship program was started as a generous donation from a couple who remained anonymous and gave scholarship money initially to 18 students. Now the scholarship fund offers money to almost a hundred students.

The other three ACS divisions offering college scholarships to students who are cancer survivors are the Southeast Division scholarship fund for students in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina; the Mid-Atlantic Division for students in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and the Great Lakes Division in Indiana and Michigan.

For the students, the scholarships mean more than just financial help, explained officials. It’s a way for them to expand their network and find support from others with similar situations and needs. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is heart warming that people want to make a difference. I hope others will join in this cause!!! Great work