Mesothelioma Scholarship Requirements:
- Have current enrollment in a U.S. 4-year or 2-year university or trade school
- Students currently enrolled in any U.S. associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs are also eligible
- High school seniors who reach or exceed 18 years of age before submission
- Write a relevant essay between 800-1500 words
- Include two letters of recommendation
- A headshot that can be featured in announcements if selected
- Submit all documents by the deadline: December 31, 2021
Winners will be announced on January 31, 2022, by phone and email.
Steps to Apply
- Write Essay
Submissions must explore the topics listed below. We request a length between 800-1500 words. Students may use the listed supplemental writing prompts to start.
- Gather Documents
Assemble the required scholarship documents (listed above).
- Submit Scholarship Materials
In an email, attach your personal essay, headshot, proof of enrollment, and two letters of recommendation. Send your email to [email protected].
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners
- 1st place will receive a $1000 payment sent directly to the student’s trade school or university
- Promotion on our website and social media accounts
- Highlight in Mesothelioma Hub press release
- Resume builder achievement
Eligible students interested in the Mesothelioma Awareness Scholarship must submit an essay covering one of the following topics:
- Promote awareness of mesothelioma, asbestos, asbestos exposure, or asbestos-related cancers or illnesses.
- Demonstrate relevant information about mesothelioma causes, potential risk factors, treatments, clinical trials, or emerging research.
- Highlight personal experiences related to asbestos or mesothelioma.
Writing Prompt Ideas
- Personal experience you (or a loved one) have with asbestos-related cancers
- News of emerging mesothelioma treatments and how they may affect patients
- Related training you’ve had about the dangers of asbestos
- Military experience with mesothelioma or asbestos
- Occupational safety regulations or recommendations on avoiding asbestos exposure
- Personal experience with the mental, emotional, or spiritual effects of having, losing, or knowing someone with mesothelioma or going through treatment
- Proven research or new discoveries in asbestos exposure
- Clinical trial news for mesothelioma treatments
- Treating, taking care of, or otherwise medically supporting a mesothelioma patient
Eligible Professions & Trades
If you’re unsure whether your trade school qualifies for the scholarship, please check this section.
- Military Service: Automotive Mechanic / Carpentry / Cement Work / Construction / Demolition / Flooring Insulation / Manufacturing / Shipyard Work / Aviation Machinist Mate / Boiler Technicians / Gunner’s Mate / Engineman / Vehicle Maintenance Worker / Navy Seabee
- Trade Careers: Bricklayer / Bulldozer Operator / Carpenter / Crane Operators / Demolition Crew / Drywaller / Electrician / Insulation Worker / Painter / Pipefitter / Plasterer / Plumber / Railroad Worker / Renovation Worker / Roofer / Tile Setter / Insulation Installer / Landscaper / Firefighter
- Mechanical Careers: Auto Mechanic / HVAC Installer Machinist / Mechanical Drafter / Locksmith / Mechanical Drafter / Mechanical Insulator / Elevator Mechanic / Mechanical Installer / Brake Technician
- Industrial Careers: Steam Engineer / Cargo Freight Agent / Ironworker / Line Installer and Repairer / Paving Equipment Operator / Metal Fabricator / Asbestos Worker
- Medical Careers: Dental Assistant / Paramedic / Phlebotomist / Respiratory Therapist / Clinical Laboratory Technician
- Secondary Vocational Education Tracks: Business and Office / Marketing and Distribution / Health Occupational Home Economics / Trade and Industry / Technical and Communications