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Scholarship Applications Are Open!
Scholarship Application

Candlelighters Scholarship applications for childhood cancer survivors or those currently diagnosed are now open! Apply online for three available scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year. Our selection process reflects the unique circumstances that a childhood cancers survivor might have encountered during their education; Financial need, commitment to goals and letters of recommendation are weighted heavily. Find out all the details and apply until April 15.


In 1996, Candlelighters For Children With Cancer established the Candlelighters Continuing Education Scholarship Program. We recognize that families can amass overwhelming debt in medical bills after years of treatment, follow-up appointments, and ongoing medical issues caused by treatment. The journey doesn’t stop for families, and Candlelighters’ support doesn’t stop either.

Candlelighters’ family assistance in the form of these scholarships is awarded to high school seniors or current college students who have previously been or are currently diagnosed with cancer to support their pursuit of a higher education.