Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, today announced that it would donate $500,000 in combined scholarships to 50 childhood cancer survivors and childhood cancer siblings, as part of its Childhood Cancer Scholarship Program. With this addition, nearly $2 million has been awarded to 262 scholars since the program was created in 2017.
“A childhood cancer diagnosis affects families in many ways, and for many there is a financial burden – from treatment and medication to travel and lodging,” Steve Radke, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, said in a statement. “To allow students affected by childhood cancer the opportunity to pursue their dreams, regardless of the financial implications associated with this disease, Northwestern Mutual is announcing the opening of applications for our 2024 Childhood Cancer Scholarship Program.”
Applications for the 2024 scholarship program are being accepted now through February 1, 2024. The program is administered through Scholarship America, an organization dedicated to developing scholarship solutions for student success. Northwestern Mutual helps identify the criteria Scholarship America uses to select each year’s recipients, including the student’s essay, family income level, grade point average and geographic location. The scholarship is for full-time undergraduate studies and students must be a childhood cancer survivor or sibling of someone who had or has childhood cancer to qualify for the scholarship. To learn more and apply, visit: