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Subject:Scholarships

I am a cancer patient and I am 45. Due to the expense of treatment and being out of work I am financially strapped. I would like to start a new career but I need a different degree to make this happen. Are there scholarships available for patients that are older?


Posted: 05 Apr 2012 03:43 PM
Originally Posted: 05 Apr 2012 03:29 PM
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Lhearn

Lhearn

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Subject:Scholarships

Unfortunately, scholarships are very limited for non-traditional college students.  It is a great need that many of our survivors have.  However, most states have a vocational rehabilitation program that usually provides much support, including financial support, for individuals with a disability who need additional or retraining to enter the work force.  I am not sure which state you reside in, but in Texas the program is called, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ and cancer survivors typically are eligible for their services.  Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like assistance in being referred to DARS.  Good luck.

Phone: 713-792-6194


Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:08 AM
Originally Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:03 AM
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