9279-Outside Scholarship: MesotheliomaHelp – $10,000 Essay Scholarship Contest
Posted for Student Affairs by Brenda Garcia on Sep, 09 2013
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 Outside Scholarship: MesotheliomaHelp – $10,000 Essay Scholarship

Contest is proud to once again offer ten (10) scholarships to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Our goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos. Mesothelioma is a disease that affects men and women – both young and old.

Essay Topic
Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Most victims were unwittingly exposed to asbestos at work or while serving in the military. Still others developed mesothelioma through exposure from family members coming home from work with their clothes covered in asbestos fibers.Unfortunately, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the annual number of mesothelioma deaths is increasing. According to experts, over 20 million people in the United States are at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. We believe it is important to get the facts out about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, and especially, to help educate young Americans by researching and writing about one of the below topics: A mesothelioma survivor’s personal story. A history of asbestos use in America. The latest developments in the treatment of mesothelioma.

Essay Length
The essay must be no fewer than 750 and no more than 1,500 words long.

Deadline : October 14, 2013
Application Process: Complete Essay and submit thru email Scholarship
Application Link:

The ten scholarship amounts are as follows, and will be distributed after the winners have been notified on November 20, 2013.
$5,000 – First Prize
$2,500 – Second Prize
$1,250 – Third Prize
$500 – Fourth Prize
$250 – Fifth Prize $100 – Honorable Mention (there are 5 Honorable Mention awards)