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Scholarships

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now open!! Please read the below instructions before clicking here to apply. Applications will close on March 1, 2018.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults (ages 15-39) continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Many scholarships offered by UCF share similar applicant criteria. Applicants need only submit one application, which will be considered for any and all scholarships for which the student is eligible for.

Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling or spouse.

Scholarship winners will be awarded a total of $2500 over two academic semesters. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient’s school. Each scholarship winner is obligated to organize and run a bone marrow registry drive on their campus with the support of There Goes My Hero.


Application Process Overview

If you are interested in applying for any of the scholarships offered by The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, please read this entire overview before beginning the application process. This will help guide you as you complete your online application.

  1. Click Here to begin the application process — you will be directed to our online application.
  2. Click “Sign Up” at the bottom of the page to set up a login and password (this information will be emailed to the address you enter). This login and password allows you to save your uncompleted application and return to complete it at your convenience.
  3. You will first complete the General Application to determine if you are eligible. Once you answer all questions, click “Finish and Submit.” If you are not eligible, you will not be given any additional questions to answer. If you are eligible for one of our scholarships, you will be asked to complete the rest of the application.
  4. Please note that if you are eligible and you are invited to complete an application, the following will be required:
    1. A completed application (incomplete applications will not be considered.)
    2. A signed Physician’s Form by an oncologist or primary care physician (to be uploaded to the application)
    3. An Essay (to be submitted in textbox form)
    4. Contact information for a personal reference
  5. Throughout the application process, you can select “Save and Keep Editing” so that you can leave and return to continue with any unanswered questions. You may save and edit as often as you wish prior to submitting your completed application.
  6. When your application is finalized andall forms are included, you may submit your application. You will then be notified which scholarships you qualified for.

 

Please note that no applications will be accepted after the deadline ofMarch 1, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the application process, please contact scholarship@ulmanfund.org

 


List of Offered 2017-2018 Scholarships

Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship

 

Body of Young Adult Advisors Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in the Baltimore or DC area

Doug Parker Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of Howard County, MD

Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of the Baltimore/Washington metro area; Two Scholarships are Being Offered

James & Patricia Sood Scholarship

Awarded to an Education major

Jamie L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Six Scholarships are Being Offered

Janet Margaret Freeman Scholarship

 

Jeffrey P. Meyer Memorial Scholarship

 

Jill Weaver Starkman Scholarship

 

John Duvall Memorial Scholarship

 

John Hanley Memorial Scholarship

Five Scholarships are Being Offered

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of MD, DC or VA

Margaret Grace Freeman Scholarship

 

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of the Baltimore/Washington metro area

Mary Barton Freeman Scholarship

Five Scholarships are Being Offered

The Olivia M. Marquart Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of Pennsylvania and an Education major

Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of MD, DC or VA

Satola Family Scholarship

 

Sean Silver Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of Chicago, who is currently in active treatment; Two scholarships being offered

Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship

 

Vittoria Diana Ricardo Memorial Scholarship

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 13. Am I eligible to apply?
A: In keeping with our founder’s vision of serving the unmet needs of young adults with cancer, the UCF does not award scholarships to childhood cancer survivors. If, however, you were in active treatment for six months of your 15th year, then you are eligible to apply. Proof of age on the Physician’s Verification Form is required.

Q: My mother passed away from cancer when I was 10. Am I still eligible to apply?

A: UCF does not award scholarships to applicants whose parent/sibling was battling cancer when the applicant was a young child. To qualify, the applicant needs to have been at least 15 years of age while their parent/sibling was in treatment. Proof of age on the Physician’s Verification Form is required. If the parent/sibling has passed, the death certificate date is used.

Q: Do I have to fill out more than one application if I qualify for multiple scholarships?

A: No. Your online application will indicate if you qualify for multiple scholarships based on the initial questions in the questionnaire. You application will be applied to each scholarship you apply for.

Q: Who should write my letter of reference?
A: Your letter of reference is one of the most important aspects of your application packet. Your recommendation should come from someone who has known you for some time and is familiar with your cancer experience, educational goals, and career aspirations. We recommend asking teachers, guidance counselors, supervisors, or civic, religious, or community leaders for your letter of reference. However, because cancer is a personal experience, we will allow your letter to be written by a family member or close friend.

Q: I am not a U.S. citizen. Am I eligible to apply?

A: Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents to be eligible to receive a scholarship.

Q: I am attending school in Canada. Am I eligible to apply?
A: Applicants must attend an educational institution in the United States to be eligible.
Q: I am enrolled in online classes. Am I eligible to apply?

A: You are eligible to apply if you are enrolled in online classes at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Q: Are part-time students eligible to apply for a scholarship award?
A: Part-time students must be enrolled in at least two classes to be eligible.
Q: My parent has passed away. Do I need to send in both a Physician’s Verification and a copy of the death certificate?

A: No. The date of the death certificate will be used to ascertain that the applicant fits the age requirement.

Q: The person whom I asked to write a recommendation letter wants to send it in separately from my application. Is that possible?
A: The AcademicWorks online application requires the applicant to request a recommendation letter. The person writing the recommendation can reply to the request confidentially using the link that was provided in the email request.

Additional Questions or Concerns?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarship@ulmanfund.org.


2017-2018 UCF Scholarship Winners

Hannah Johnson, 17 years old; Andover, MA
Hannah Johnson, 17 years old; Andover, MABernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship
MJ (Marissa) Hayes, 24 years old; San Francisco, CA
MJ (Marissa) Hayes, 24 years old; San Francisco, CABOYAA scholarship
Jude Jawhar, 18 years old; Ellicott City, MD
Jude Jawhar, 18 years old; Ellicott City, MDDoug Parker Memorial Scholarship
Bailey Sudduth, 18 years old; Shelbyville, TN
Bailey Sudduth, 18 years old; Shelbyville, TNJames and Patricia Sood Scholarship
David Robbins, 18 years old; Rockville, MD
David Robbins, 18 years old; Rockville, MDJamie L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Trevor Wuth, 18 years old; Fallon, NV
Trevor Wuth, 18 years old; Fallon, NVJamie L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Andrea Belding, 22 years old; Kenosha, WI
Andrea Belding, 22 years old; Kenosha, WIJamie L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Gina Collesano, 22 years old; Homer Glen, IL
Gina Collesano, 22 years old; Homer Glen, ILJamie L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Erin Hediger, 20 years old; St. Charles, MO
Erin Hediger, 20 years old; St. Charles, MOJamie L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Laura Quinn, 23 years old; Winston-Salem, NC
Laura Quinn, 23 years old; Winston-Salem, NCJanet Margaret Freeman Scholarship
Jordan Jozak, 22 years old; Springville, NY
Jordan Jozak, 22 years old; Springville, NYJeffery P Meyer Memorial Scholarship
Maylene Rodriguez Scott, 20 years old;Amherst, MA
Maylene Rodriguez Scott, 20 years old;Amherst, MAJeffery P Meyer Memorial Scholarship
Kara Gay, 24 years old; Charleston, SC
Kara Gay, 24 years old; Charleston, SCJill Weaver Starkman Scholarship
Boma Tende, 18 years old; Abingdon, MD
Boma Tende, 18 years old; Abingdon, MDJohn Duvall Memorial Scholarship
Ethan Ostrow, 19 years old; Berkeley, CA
Ethan Ostrow, 19 years old; Berkeley, CAJohn Hanley Memorial Scholarship
Emily Cashel, 26 years old; Hoboken, NJJohn Hanley Memorial Scholarship
Alejandra Piti-Mesa, 18 years old; Adelphi, MD
Alejandra Piti-Mesa, 18 years old; Adelphi, MDJohn Hanley Memorial Scholarship
Jeremy Schmidt, 22 years old; Portland, OR
Jeremy Schmidt, 22 years old; Portland, ORJohn Hanley Memorial Scholarship
Abby Dywer, 18 years old; Ramsey, MN
Abby Dywer, 18 years old; Ramsey, MNJohn Hanley Memorial Scholarship
Karly Harris, 18 years old; Lincoln, CA
Karly Harris, 18 years old; Lincoln, CAJohn Hanley Memorial Scholarship
Carolyn Zieglar, 18 years old; Centerville, VA
Carolyn Zieglar, 18 years old; Centerville, VALisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship
Michael Elliott, 20 years old; Potomac, MD
Michael Elliott, 20 years old; Potomac, MDLisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship
Jennifer Kloster, 21 years old; Santa Barbara, CA
Jennifer Kloster, 21 years old; Santa Barbara, CAMargaret Grace Freeman Scholarship
Emily Winter, 24 years old; Baltimore, MD
Emily Winter, 24 years old; Baltimore, MDMarilyn Yesto Memorial Scholarship
Jennyfer Register, 20 years old; Austin, MN
Jennyfer Register, 20 years old; Austin, MNMary Barton Freeman Scholarship
Katie Evans, 21 years old; Eugene, OR
Katie Evans, 21 years old; Eugene, ORMary Barton Freeman Scholarship
Lauren Pudvah, 26 years old; Williamsburg, VA
Lauren Pudvah, 26 years old; Williamsburg, VAMary Barton Freeman Scholarship
Paige Lopez, 20 years old; San Clemente, CA
Paige Lopez, 20 years old; San Clemente, CAMary Barton Freeman Scholarship
Jessica Lenz, 25 years old; Westville, NJ
Jessica Lenz, 25 years old; Westville, NJMary Barton Freeman Scholarship
Zachary Hoover, 18 years old; Altoona, PA
Zachary Hoover, 18 years old; Altoona, PAOlivia M. Marquart Scholarship
Elise Lamprecht, 24 years old; Henrico, VA
Elise Lamprecht, 24 years old; Henrico, VAPerlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship
Catherine Nester, 18 years old; Crofton, MD
Catherine Nester, 18 years old; Crofton, MDSatola Family Scholarship
Graham Ikler, 18 years old; Wilmette, IL
Graham Ikler, 18 years old; Wilmette, ILSean Silver Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Doyle, 19 years old; Phoenix, MD
Elizabeth Doyle, 19 years old; Phoenix, MDThe Vittoria Dianna Ricardo Memorial Scholarship
Mathew Vermont, 18 years old; Fairfax, VA
Mathew Vermont, 18 years old; Fairfax, VAVera Yip Memorial Scholarship

 

 

2016-2017 UCF Scholarship Winners

2015-2016 UCF Scholarship Winners 

2014-2015 UCF Scholarship Winners

2013-2014 UCF Scholarship Winners