Eligibility is limited to students who are legal residents of the state of California and who have had a parent or legal guardian diagnosed with cancer. The applicant must be a high school senior that has been accepted for the upcoming fall semester/quarter as a full-time student at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. Winners shall be selected on the basis of eligibility and essays. Grades and financial need may also be considered. The Beryl V. Smith Scholarship will show no bias toward students of any particular race, religion or gender, and none of these will be considered in choosing scholarship recipients.
A personal essay must be submitted with each application. The essay should be typed and no more than two pages in length (single- or double-spacing is acceptable). The essay should address one of the following two topics:
1. In what way(s) has my parent’s/legal guardian’s battle with cancer made me the person I am today? 2. What role do I believe youth play in the fight against cancer?
If I receive a Beryl V. Smith Scholarship, I acknowledge that:
I am responsible for gaining admission to my selected institution.
If Package of
Prevention provides me with a scholarship, it will be used only I am expected to embrace Package of Prevention’s mission to
at my selected institution. educate individuals about
to use my name, photographs scholarship. I will be responsible for any scholarship. My application is subject to the
and any/all written correspondence related to my
taxes or other costs associated with receipt of the
Scholarship Terms and Conditions of Participation. I
understand that none me and that Package to my application.
the items I submit to Prevention owns my
apply for the scholarship will be returned to application and any/all submissions relative
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