{The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award}

The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who are impacted by cancer and seeking higher education. Vera was committed to promoting a love of learning and helped to inspire and empower others to pursue their personal, educational and professional dreams in the face of adversity. These awards seek to honor the applicant who best demonstrates the courage, determination, motivation and dedications that Vera displayed during her lifetime.

The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award is available to applicants meeting the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must either be a permanent resident of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. or attending an educational institution in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.
  • Age 35 or younger at time of application
  • Young adult cancer survivor diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 35 – may include initial or secondary diagnosis, relapse or active treatment or
  • Young adult who as lost a parent/guardian to cancer or has a parent/guardian with cancer
  • Actively involved in their community with demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrates financial need

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