Milwaukee – The Northwestern Mutual Scholarship Program awards $500,000 to childhood cancer survivors and siblings pursuing a higher education.
According to officials, the Coalition against Childhood Cancer says the average cost of fighting childhood cancer for just one family starts at $833,000, including medical costs and lost wages for parents.
Northwestern Mutual on Monday announced recipients of its 2021 Sibling and Child Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program and is encouraging additional families to apply for funding through the program.
“At Northwestern Mutual, we know the impact a childhood cancer diagnosis can have on the entire family,” said Steve Radke, president of Northwestern Mutual. “We are deeply committed to ensuring that children with childhood cancer and their siblings have the opportunity to pursue their college dreams regardless of financial challenges.”
According to Northwestern Mutual, this year’s program represents the largest group of scholars to date, with 50 students nationwide receiving a renewable scholarship of $5,000 (totaling $10,000).
Officials say each recipient is either a childhood cancer survivor or the sibling of a childhood cancer survivor.
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is February 2nd. Click here to apply and learn more.
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