Got cancer? Broke? Really! That's a shocker. [sarcasm]. We've scoured the web to put together this list of resources below whose collective missions are to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring.
Note: We try to keep this list as updated as possible. If you happen to notice any broken links, misrepresented descriptions or incorrect information, please contact us.
The Bone Marrow Foundation, 800-365-1336
The Bone Marrow Foundation offers financial assistance and free support services to bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients and their families.
BrainTrack Financial Aid Guide
Broad coverage of financial aid, including from government, school, private, and scholarship sources. Offers guidance on finding aid for special student profiles, such as those affected by cancer.
Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund, 661-310-7940
Supporting patients 18-40 currently undergoing cancer treatment by covering services to meet daily needs, such as co-payments, health expenses, rent, insurance, etc...
Cameron Siemers Foundation For Hope, 877-509-9516
Offers life grants to young adults with life threatening illnesses inspiring a new generation of survivors to create a life of hope and possibility.
Cancer For College, 760-599-5096
Provides hope and inspiration by awarding college scholarships to cancer patients and cancer survivors attending an accredited school or university in the US during the award period. High school seniors and current college students eligible to apply. Applications accepted October 1 through January 31.
Caporal Assistance Network, 512-535-4349
Provides financial aid to individuals 18-40 whose fertility may be compromised and connect those affected by a cancer diagnosis with community support.
The Colon Cancer Alliance, 877-422-2030
The Colon Cancer Alliance's Blue Note Fund offers hope and financial assistance to colon cancer patients in need who are currently undergoing treatment.
Scholarships for patients, survivors, children of a cancer patients or survivor, students who lost a parent to cancer and students pursuing careers in cancer treatment.
The Michael H. Flanagan Foundation, 401-369-1740.
Our mission is to comfort leukemia and bone marrow transplant patients and their families and to enhance the patients' quality of life.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation, 240-515-6262
Enabling and empowering college students who are battling cancer with emotional, psychosocial and financial support including scholarships.
Nicki Leach Foundation, 904-304-8531
Lifestyle scholarships and financial assistance for adolescent and young adult cancer survivor students that provide for everyday expenses like car payments, clothing and more.
PAF 'Scholarships for Survivors', 800-532-5275
Annual scholarships for adolescent and young adults with cancer under the age of 25 that provide financial assistance covering related expenses.
Patient AirLift Services, 888-818-1231
PALS arranges FREE air transportation to patients who are medically stable and ambulatory for diagnosis, treatment and follow up care at facilities out of the area in which they live. PALS covers the 14 northeastern states. No limit to the number of flights and never a fee.
The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund
Offers scholarship assistance to young people whose high school years were disrupted by cancer and whose ability to qualify for most scholarships was precluded by the extensive absenteeism and physical disabilities which result from chemotherapy and radiation.
The SAMFund, 617-938-3484
Helping young adult cancer survivors with a successful transition into their post-treatment life by providing financial support through grants and scholarships.
Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation, 303-886-5018
Offers post-secondary scholarships to current year high school graduates who are survivors of cancer who reside in Colorado, Montana, California, and Arizona.
Sy's Fund, 413-512-9177
Provides funding for meaningful gifts and integrative therapies for young adults ages 18 through 39 with cancer or ongoing medical issues related to cancer or cancer treatment.
Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults, 888-393-FUND
Supporting, educating and connecting young adults affected by cancer through on-line resources, college scholarships, advocacy and awareness.