Since 1988, Children’s Cancer Connection has focused on the mission of enhancing the lives of children and their families affected by childhood cancer. The Ockenfels Family Foundation strives to be a caring member of the childhood cancer journey by sponsoring Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships.
To qualify for Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships:
- Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (including individuals who currently have or have had cancer before age 18 or a sibling of that individual).
- Applicant must be within the Children’s Cancer Connection service area (living, treated or diagnosed in the state of Iowa).
- Applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year institution (trade school, college or university).
Requirements for Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships:
- Completed application with two written 500-word essays
- Two letters of recommendation from school, medical or business professionals
Applications for the fall semester are due the last Friday in May. Applications for the spring semester are due the last Friday in September.
For information, please contact us at Scholarship@ChildrensCancerConnection.org or 515-243-6239.
Past Scholarship Recipients
I am going to UNI to study Leisure, Youth, and Human Services so that I can hopefully work as a Child Life Specialist or work at an organization that helps children in need.
I will be attending St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN this fall. I will be a member of the Huskie golf team and majoring in Finance and Marketing.
I lost part of my leg to cancer when I was 13. I am studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa. My goal is to engineer prosthetics and prosthetic components to be more comfortable and durable.
I will be starting my freshman year at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) when I will be majoring in Education, with an emphasis on Special Education.
I will be using the scholarship to help pay for my college. I am currently enrolled at Muscatine Community College (MCC). Once I am done there I will be transferring and finishing out my RN studies. I want to work with pediatric oncology patients.
My plans are to attend Tiffin University and pursue a degree in criminal justice and then use that to enter the FBI training academy to study FBI profiling and psycho-analysis of criminals. I am also a scholarship football player for Tiffin at the Tight End position.