How Can We Help?
Providing Financial and Emotional Support
The Champions Against Cancer Foundation is a Howard County-based foundation that provides financial support to children who have a parent/full-time guardian who has or had cancer. Qualified applicants are age 21 or younger and have a parent/full-time guardian who has or had cancer and who lives or works in Howard County. Each family may request UP TO a maximum of $2,500 per family per year.
Please include two nominations from the following: place of worship, place of employment, counselor/social worker, hospital representative, child(ren)’s school, or other non-relative. Each nomination should discuss how cancer has affected the child(ren).
Please use the link to the application for funding. Please submit the application online or download and submit to the address below, along with two nominations per family:
Champions Against Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 115
Highland, Maryland 20777
John L. Champion Memorial Scholarship
The Champions Against Cancer Foundation has established the John L. Champion Memorial Scholarship to support the financial needs of graduating high school seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer. The awards seek to honor the spirit, positivity, sharp mind and determination that John displayed during his life and his 10-month battle with lymphoma. Scholarships will be presented at the respective high school awards ceremony in the spring. Scholarship award amounts will be up to $1,000 each.
Applicant must be a graduating senior currently attending one of Howard County, Maryland’s 12 public high schools. Applicant must have a parent/guardian who had or has cancer or has lost a parent/guardian to cancer.
Applicant will attend a higher education/vocational institution in the fall of 2020.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Each application must include the following Letters of Recommendation (two in total). Each recommendation should discuss how cancer has affected the applicant.
One school recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor from the high school the applicant is currently attending;
One community recommendation from one of the following: place of worship, place of employment, counselor/social worker, hospital representative, coach, neighbor, or other non-relative.