NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Gulf Coast Region announced availability of $7,500 scholarships for students during or after cancer treatment.  

LLS Gulf Coast invites blood cancer patients and survivors diagnosed at age 25 or younger to apply online at LLS.org/LLS-Scholarship-Blood-Cancer-Survivors. The application is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents attending or planning to attend qualified programs. Applicants will answer a series of questions and submit an essay, recommendation and verification of diagnosis to qualify. 

The awards provide up to $7,500 toward tuition for virtual or in-person vocational, two-year or four-year undergraduate education for the 2023-24 academic year. The application deadline is October 28, and applicants will be notified of awards in spring 2023. Students who earned 2022 awards can also apply for renewal in the spring. 

LLS is drawing attention to this scholarship opportunity amid Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September. While the effort is nationwide, our own LLS Gulf Coast Region is hard at work raising awareness in southeast Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast to combat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among Americans.