SurvivorVision® is very excited to announce our Textbook Scholarship Program. This initiative is specifically geared towards pediatric cancer patient/survivors. We hope to empower cancer patients/survivors to live the best life possible after cancer. This scholarship will help young cancer survivors obtain a college education and attain their personal, professional and educational goals.
Unfortunately, many survivors of childhood cancer, especially brain tumor survivors, can develop problems with intellectual ability, academic achievement, memory, and attention.
Factors responsible for these changes include tumor location and surgery, age (younger than 7 years) at diagnosis and treatment with radiation therapy and intrathecal chemotherapy (chemo that washes the brain).
Learning disabilities are common among childhood survivors.
Parents and teachers may observe a decrease in function over time, particularly in children who were treated with radiation to the brain at a young age.
Even though this is now mandated by federal law, survivors and their medical team may need to advocate to get all the services to which they are entitled.
Some survivors may sneak through our system and may not have issues until high school, sometimes leading to life altering changes like; “Is going to school possible?, What career can I do?, Will I ever be able to live alone?”
Many childhood cancer survivors’ families still can have bills from unreimbursed medical expenses, non-medical care items, and lowered or lost income. That debt may continue to grow after the survivor’s treatment has ended. Families may have had to use savings, credit cards, or take out a loan to pay bills, making the idea of college unthinkable.
Are You An Eligible Survivor?
This program is available to patients/survivors who have received or are receiving treatment for a childhood cancer.
Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution (i.e. college or associate, trade school or graduate school).
Students must have been diagnosed before 18 years of age.
Email forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail forms to: Survivor Vision PO Box 5037 Woodridge, IL 60571 Please note: All applications are due: by June 1. *Notified of acceptance: by July 31. SurvivorVision® will contact you if you have been selected for a Scholarship.Students on trimester schedules are eligible to apply. Please contact Joyce Tully at email@example.com for textbook payout and reimbursement schedules.Reimbursement Process (All Applicants)**SurvivorVision will contact you if you have been selected for a scholarship. Once accepted, the following documentation is required for your payout.
Applications are Due June 1 Notified of acceptance: by July 31
SurvivorVision will contact you if you have been selected for a scholarship. Once accepted, the following documentation is required for your payout. Required for Reimbursement:
Copy of your class schedule (course schedule/registration must have official confirmation of registration in courses with your name)
Copy of all receipts for all items listed on the Reimbursement Form
A list of books required for each course is necessary as proof of need
Include shipping/handling fees (standard ground/UPS only) and pertinent taxes on your Reimbursement Form.
Reimbursement forms are due FALL: Septebmer 15// payout 1 by October 31 SPRING: February 15// payout 2 by March 31
Please note: Receipts for items/supplies other than texbooks are subject to review by SurvivorVision’s Board
We strongly encourage you to scan and email all forms to Joyce Tully, SurvivorVision Textbook Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail to SurvivorVision® Textbook Program, PO Box 5037, Woodridge, IL 60517.
$1,000/year maximum ($500 per semester maximum)
$5,000 lifetime maximum
5 year maximum
Applicants need to reapply yearly to be eligible for each year’s reimbursement payouts
Please note: All receipts need to be received by the due date in order to receive payout for that payment cycle. We strongly recommend that you keep a copy of all your receipts and reimbursement forms. SurvivorVision® is not responsible for lost mail or missed deadlines.
Important Dates: Applications are Due June 1 Notified of Acceptance July 31 Reimbursement Forms Due Fall: September 15 Reimbursement Forts Due Spring: February 15 Payout Fall: Around October 31 Payout Spring: March 31
Survivorvision® strongly encourages survivors to provide documentation honestly and independently. If recipents sell purchased books back, SurvivorVision® would hope that survivors would pay it forward and help other applicants make the grade.