The SAMFund’s 2015 grant application will be posted here in early June.
Thanks for your interest in The SAMFund’s grants program. Although we are not currently accepting applications, we hope the information below is helpful to you in understanding our process. In the meantime, please check out our free Webinars and Finances 101 toolkit to help you overcome your financial challenges. We’re also proud to provide links to our partner organizations in these resource lists.
The SAMFund Grants:
We know that cancer isn’t free and we’re proud to provide financial assistance to young adults as they move forward with their lives after cancer. With our support, survivors are empowered to achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. Since 2005, we have awarded over $1,350,000 to recipients across the country. Click here to read stories and updates from our SAMFund alumni.
Grants provided by The SAMFund cover a wide range of post-treatment financial needs, including (but not limited to): current and residual medical bills, car and health insurance premiums, rent, utilities, tuition and loans, family-building expenses, gym memberships and transportation costs.
**Please note that The SAMFund is no longer awarding scholarships for undergraduate tuition. However, undergrads are welcome to apply for grants for other expenses (e.g., medical bills, school books, computers, etc). If you are looking for assistance with undergrad tuition, please view and download our resource list here.
The SAMFund Application Process:
Our two-part application process begins in June each year. Anyone interested in applying must first submit Part I of the application. After a review period, selected applicants will then be invited to submit Part II. Those applicants will be notified in November as to whether they have received a grant. Individuals between the ages of 21 and 39 who reside in the United States and are done with active treatment with no evidence of disease, are at least one year following the completion of planned therapy, or are in remission on maintenance therapy are eligible to apply for grants from The SAMFund.
How to Apply:
The link to the application will be posted on our website beginning June 2015.
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If you would like to be notified when The SAMFund’s grant application is available, as well as receive information about other grant and scholarship opportunities, please click here and select “grants” and your information will be added to our database.
For any other information, please contact Michelle Zeitler, the SAMFund Program Director.