Cancer Kickin’ Scholarship
Presented by Gilda’s Club Quad Cities | Sponsored by CCKMA
In partnership with CCKMA, Gilda’s Club is offering four, $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to students who have been impacted by cancer in their lives.
How to Apply
The Scholarship period is now over. Please stay tuned for details on our 2018-2019 Scholarship.
Who Is Eligible?
You are eligible to apply if you are a resident of Scott County, Rock Island County, Muscatine County or Henry County.
Also, you must be a high school junior/senior or current college student in your first or second year to apply. Applicants will enroll in an undergraduate course of study during the 2018-2019 (or 2019-2020 if applying as a high school junior) school-year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
Scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply each year they are eligible. Applications must be completed each year and submitted to the scholarship committee.
How Are Recipients Selected?
The scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, citizenship, community involvement and school involvement. Only complete applications will be considered.
How Much Are The Awards?
Gilda’s Club and CCKMA will award four $1,000 Scholarships.
Awards are distributed through the schools financial aid office. Scholarship funds may be applied to any component of the school’s comprehensive fee. A letter of intent or acceptance letter must be provided to Gilda’s Club before funds will be dispersed.
About Gilda’s Club
The mission of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
Free of charge, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities provides support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer. As a Cancer Support Community affiliate, we are part of the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States. Our global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer.
Sponsor Highlight: CCKMA
Angie DeWilfond, founder of CCKMA, was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer in 2007. The wife and mother of two young kids decided not to let Cancer Kick Her A..! In 2008, she held a small get together with friends and the support was so overwhelming that an annual fundraising event was held each year after that for much needed research funds. This annual event brings cancer survivors along with their family and friends to celebrate life. It is also an evening of tribute to those we have lost to cancer. To date, over $200,000 has been donated to the Gynecologic Oncology Research Lab at the University of Iowa.
Angie always wanted to give back to the local community that has supported and given so generously to CCKMA through various fundraiser events each year. One way was through involvement in a scholarship program to those who lives have been affected by cancer, either personally themselves, or a family member. So we are now working with Gilda’s Club to make this dream of Angie’s a reality with the Cancer Kickin’ Scholarship.