Hope, Strength, and Healing for families coping with a child cancer diagnosis

Dare to Dream

      Annual Academic Scholarship Award

Share your childhood cancer experience for an opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship award.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 17th


  • Childhood Cancer Patient or Survivor
  • Currently registered as a Senior in High School 
  • To align with our mission to support local families, the applicant must reside at a Northern California-Bay Area family address. 

Submission Guidelines

Qualified candidates must submit a 1,000 word written response OR share a 3-5 minute video response answering the following essay prompt: “Describe the ways in which your life has been impacted by childhood cancer.” 

  • Along with essay prompt, applicants are encouraged to share a formal introduction as well as volunteerism experience, future academic/career goals, and intended use of scholarship.
  • Written essay submissions must be typed in 12pt – Times New Roman font, double spaced, with word count listed on bottom left.
  • Essays must be your original work with honest perspectives welcomed. 
  • Photo upload/submission of the applicant is encouraged

*Please begin the application form when essay, video, and photos are ready to be submitted since progress cannot be saved.

*Award winners will be notified by Friday, May 31st, 2024.