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