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ACS offers scholarships to young cancer survivors

Young cancer survivors may be eligible for higher education scholarships from the American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division.
The division will award $1,000 scholarships to eligible individuals who have fought cancer and are attending an accredited university, college or vocational/technical school. Awards for the 2011-2012 academic year will be announced in April.
The scholarship program is one of the initiatives funded by the Relay For Life of Unicoi County.
Applicants must be under 25, have had a cancer diagnosis before the age of 19, be a resident of the division, which includes Tennessee, and be a U.S. citizen. Candidates must also have a grade point average of at least 2.5 or GED equivalent, and been accepted to an accredited school.
The American Cancer Society Mid-South Division has provided more than 1,500 college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors since 2001. Through this program, the American Cancer Society has invested more than $1.7 million back into our local communities.
Applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 1 for consideration for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, leadership, academic achievement and community service.
For more information on the scholarship program or to obtain an application, call (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org/midsouthnews.