Cancer Tuition Assistance

We help lower the cost of college for students who have a personal experience with cancer.

We have awarded $75,000 in financial aid to 22 students and are currently offering our scholarships at the $5,000 level. *We are now accepting applications for 2024 and encourage all to apply.

To qualify, either a direct family member or the student themselves must have some experience with cancer.

If you are a student who values giving back and volunteering your time to make your community better, we would love to ease some of the financial burden that continuing education often requires.

If you meet the requirements below, please submit a 1-page essay on how cancer has impacted you, your high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and the college you are attending to applications@jdjfoundation.org.

Application Requirements 

  1. Attends a NY/NJ/CT/PA Public or Private HS
  2. Graduating high school senior
  3. Plans to attend/have been accepted or has enrolled in a 4-year university.
  4. One page essay on how cancer has affected you and how this scholarship will make a difference in your life.
  5. High school transcript
  6. A letter of recommendation
  • All grants will be awarded in an objective and non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, religion, gender, citizenship status, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal or state law. 

  • The above program prohibits awards to candidates who are a spouse, ancestor, descendant, or spouse of a descendant of any contributor to or Trustee or officer of the JDJ Charitable Foundation.