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Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship Program

Northwestern Mutual Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist siblings of individuals who are in current treatment, have survived or passed away from pediatric childhood cancer who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Eligibility

Applicants to the Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship Program must:

  • Be siblings of individuals who are in current treatment, have survived or passed away from pediatric childhood cancer. Applicants who are semi-finalists will be asked to provide proof of sibling relationship and medical verification of sibling’s diagnosis.
  • Be age 25 and under who are high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Employees and children of employees of Northwestern Mutual Foundation and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries) are ineligible to apply.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to 10 awards will be granted with a minimum of two (2) awards per time zone of the applicant’s home address (AZ, AK and HI included in Pacific Time Zone). Awards may be renewed for up to one year or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining full-time enrollment, a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and continuation of the program by Northwestern Mutual Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.