Mesothelioma Scholarship for 2024/2025 – Apply Now

Mesothelioma Scholarship
Mesothelioma Scholarship

At, we understand the profound impact cancer can have on individuals and their loved ones. In our commitment to making a positive difference, we annually award a $4,000 scholarship to a student whose life has been touched by cancer. This scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to those pursuing higher education and sharing their compelling stories of resilience.

Application Details

Application Status

Now accepting applications for the 2024 academic year.


Application Deadline

March 31, 2024, 11:59 PM (EST)

Scholarship Award:


Who We Help

Eligible Candidates

The Scholarship extends support to students whose lives have been affected by any type of cancer, not limited to mesothelioma. Eligible candidates include:

  1. Those who have faced their own cancer diagnosis, past or present.
  2. Individuals with a parent, sibling, immediate family member, or close friend battling or having battled cancer.

We recognize the emotional, mental, and financial strain that cancer can impose, and our scholarship aims to assist those affected on their educational journey.

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Scholarship History

In Honor of Heather Von St. James

The inception of the Scholarship dates back to 2015, created in honor of mesothelioma survivor and advocate, Heather Von St. James. Heather and her husband Cameron, inspired by their own experience, embarked on a mission to support education for individuals facing adversity due to cancer.

Heather shares her perspective, “When I got sick, our world crumbled. Cameron, my husband, knew he had to get his degree to do better for our family. Balancing family, jobs, and school is challenging, but the rewards are numerous. This scholarship can offer a little extra help in times of need.”

Application Requirements

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. university, community college, junior college, or graduate degree program. Additionally, they should be U.S. citizens in academic “good standing” with a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Step 2: Write an Essay About Your Cancer Experience

Submit a written essay (500 – 1,000 words) or a video submission (4 – 5 minutes) addressing questions about how cancer has impacted your life, shaped your goals, and what this scholarship means to you.

Step 3: Gather Additional Documents

  • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Proof of enrollment
  • One letter of recommendation (LOR)
  • Optional document detailing honors and volunteer work

Step 4: Format and Submit Application

Use the application form on our website to submit your application in PDF format with specific naming conventions.

Selection Process


Applications will be reviewed based on:

  • Commitment to academic excellence
  • Financial need
  • Positive impact on those around them
  • Quality of submitted materials
  • Strength in the face of adversity


The $4,000 scholarship recipient will be notified no later than May 1, 2024. Funds will be disbursed for the Fall 2024 semester.

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