PCRF Scholarship Opportunities

Since 2017, PCRF has been awarding survivors of pediatric cancer with PCRF Scholarship Awards!
The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Scholarship Committee will continue to award annual scholarships as a commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by pediatric cancer. The scholarship intends to support undergraduate and/or post-graduate education for survivors of pediatric cancer. This scholarship is offered nationwide. Applications are available and accepted January 1st through March 30th.

Due to the current fundraising climate influenced by Covid-19, awards for 2021 will be limited. 
Please check back to this page after January 1st, 2021 for more specific information.


Applicants for this scholarship award must:

  1. Be graduating high school seniors, community college students or 4-year university students who have been treated for pediatric cancer. If awarded, a note from the treating doctor must be supplied to certify that the applicant has been in treatment.
  2. Be students who are enrolled full time for the upcoming term.
  3. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA.


Scholarships will be awarded & granted for the total amount in the PCRF Scholarship Fund for that year. The total amount granted each year will vary. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Recipients are selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.

Selection of Recipients

The PCRF Scholarship Committee will review applications and assess them based on the quality of the essay, intentions of the scholar, and the completeness of the application. Winners will be notified by early summer.

Application Requirements

After January 21st, 2020,  these instructions will be updated.

Step One: To begin the application process, please open your online file here.  Note you only need to do this once and will need to prepare your answers before submitting your form.


Step Two: By March 30th, 2021 send these items to the PCRF office in one large envelope:

  • A printed copy of the online application confirmation email
  • One printed copy of your essay. (Prompts are in the PDF below/500 word maximum)
  • A copy of your official transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendation still sealed in its original envelope and signed by the sender across the seal
  • A recent high resolution photo (May be emailed to admin@pcrf-kids.org)
  • Signed Release

All materials must be received by March 30, 2021. Earlier applications are appreciated. All materials should be mailed to:
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation – PCRF Scholarship
17932 Sky Park Circle, Suite E Irvine, CA 92614

Questions may be emailed to admin@pcrf-kids.org

2021 Applications will be received by PCRF from January 1st – March 30, 2021.


Some people say that children make up 10% of our cancer population, but they are 100% of our future! ~ Dr. Alex Huang, Case Western