Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

This scholarship was established in memory of Vera Yip who was a courageous, determined, motivated and dedicated person. The purpose of this scholarship is to support young adults who are impacted by cancer and seeking higher education.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicant must be 15-39 years old.
  • Financial Need:
  • Character Traits:
    Applicant who best demonstrates the courage, determination, motivation and dedication that Vera displayed during her lifetime.
  • Residence:
    Applicant must be a permanent resident of Maryland, DC or VA.
  • Citizenship:
    Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents
  • Disability:
    Cancer Patient/Survivor, Family of person with cancer

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Please choose between one of the following essay prompts. Your essay should be a minimum of 500words. You may also choose to submit a 3-minutevideo addressing one of the following prompts.1. Write a letter that you would have liked to receive during your cancer experience. (e.g., from another survivor, a parent, etc.)2. Each summer, our 4K for Cancer program has 200 young adults who dedicate their summer cycling or running across the country to support and raise awareness of the Ulman Cancer Fund mission. If you were to meet the group, what would you tell them about being a young adult impacted by cancer that would inspire them on their summer-long journey?
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Letter of Recommendation. Your recommendation should come from someone who has known you for some time and is familiar with your cancer experience, educational goals, and career aspirations. We recommend asking teachers, guidance counselors, supervisors, or civic, religious, or community leaders for your letter of reference.
  • Other Materials:
    A completed online application;Physician's Verification Form.

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