Cancer for College (CFC) is a registered 501 (c) 3 recognized by the state of California. It was founded in 1993 by Craig Pollard, a two-time survivor of Hodgkin's disease. During a stint as a counselor at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Craig quickly recognized that while there were many avenues to support cancer research, there were virtually none that were designed to help survivors of cancer. In addition, he found that many families were financially wiped out by the medical costs associated with dealing with the disease. In addition, in 2006, Craig contracted an aggressive bacterial infection that resulted in both his feet being amputated above the ankle. Later that same year, he added amputees to the list of eligible scholarship applicants.
Cancer for College offers one-time scholarships in the amount of $500, $1,000, $1,500 and $3,000. We also offer our premier perpetual scholarship which equates to $4,000 a year for four years.
We hope that you will join us in our mission to provide hope and inspiration in the form of a college scholarship to these survivors who have endured so much.
Make a donation to Cancer for College today of any amount.
Every dollar counts toward our dream!