Boston North Cancer Association Scholarship Application
One applicant will be selected for each scholarship category below from a competitive application process. Answers to essay questions, resume and references must be attached to the application. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $3,500. BNCA will prioritize applicants with financial need for consideration. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2019.
BNCA restricts funding to applicants who reside in one of the following communities: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham and West Newbury
The submission of a scholarship application shall constitute the applicant’s authorization to Boston North Cancer Association, Inc. to use the applicant’s personal information and photographs for the purpose of promoting the association and the scholarship program.
Please check the box of the scholarship for which you are applying.
David J. Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarship
Awarded to a college-bound, high school senior who is a cancer survivor or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
Mary Barbuzzi Breast Cancer Scholarship
Awarded to a college-bound high school senior whose parent is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, is a breast cancer survivor, or passed away from breast cancer.
The Hope Begins Here Scholarship
Awarded to one college-bound, north of Boston high school senior whose parent passed away from cancer, survived cancer during the applicant’s childhood years, or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the BNCA’s Hope Begins Here Award recipient, a person who has dedicated their time, talents and treasure to cancer prevention and treatment. This year’s recipient is Dr. Joel Schwartz.
Date of Application
Manchester By The Sea
Home Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
High School Information
Please complete the below information about your high school and attach a resume at the end of this application that includes extra-curricular and volunteer activities and employment history. Please include dates of participation, company names, positions held, and leadership roles where appropriate.
Name of High School
High School Address
Anticipated Date of High School Graduation
Cumulative High School GPA
Higher Education Information
Colleges/Universities Where Applied
Please indicate application status as Accepted, Rejected, Wait-Listed, or Awaiting Response.
Are you eligible for financial aid?
I don't know
Please address the following two questions in a typed essay that is three pages or less. You can attach your essay at the end of the application form.
1. How has cancer played a role in your life and in your goals for the future?
2. Who or what inspired you to pursue a college degree? If you have declared your major, please indicate who or what inspired your choice of major as well.
Please list two references below and include their typed and signed letters of recommendation to support your application.
Please note: References from friends or family members will not be considered.
Relationship to Applicant
Relationship to Applicant
Please upload the following attachments. Partial applications will not be considered.
* Essay Questions (maximum of 3 pages)
* Two Letters of Recommendation
* Official Signed Copy of High School Transcript
* Signed Physician Letter (Letter on official letterhead verifying a past or present cancer diagnosis.)
Check that you have included the following required items prior to submitting your application. Partial applications will not be considered. If you are having trouble uploading your documents, please email any additional attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and date of application.
Two Letters of Recommendations
Official Signed Copy of High School Transcript
Send me a copy of my responses
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