SAVE [USA] Cancer Unwrapped USA Writing Contest

Scholarship Description

Experiencing a cancer diagnosis can cause a storm of emotions. Whether cancer has made you feel angry, sad, lonely, or even grateful, we want to hear about it. The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest invites high school students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Since the contest began in 2006, we have received more than 2,900 submissions and handed out over $135,000 in prize money. What you write about is up to you. Over the years we have received essays about the cancer diagnosis of family members, teachers, and friends, as well as essays about cancer in the abstract. We have received stories of triumph and stories of great loss, stories written in times of turbulence and stories written in times of quiet reflection. Every story has been honest and heartfelt, and each one is unique. The contest was created to serve high school students living in Washington State. This year we created a contest to students throughout the U.S. The essay requirements are the same, but the deadline and prize amount are different. Click on the appropriate link below to submit your essay or contact Liz Lange with questions at liz@cancerpathways.orgor 206-709-1400.

Field of Study

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Trades
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Additional Information

  • Type Of Award: CONTEST
  • Amount: $500.00
  • Application Deadline: Currently Closed. Reopens in Sept.
  • Level Of Study: HIGH SCHOOL
  • Automatic Consideration: NO
  • Renewable: NONE
Contact Information

Liz Lange
Phone: 206-709-1400
Email: liz@cancerpathways.org

Minimum Requirement

Must be a high school student. Must fulfill essay requirements. See http://cancerpathways.org/cancer-unwrapped/about/ for details.