Resources for Young Adults

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2012

This section includes various resources for young adults with cancer, including websites, camps and retreats, and educational scholarships.



Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance


Cancer Support Community

I’m Too Young for This! Foundation


Look Good...Feel Better

National Cancer Institute: Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Vital Options

Voicing My Choices

Young Survival Coalition

Camps and Retreats

Whether it is a summer camp, a week long retreat, or a weekend gathering, children, adults, and families can come together to experience new adventures, find support, and learn something new about themselves. Find a camp or retreat for you and your family.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

American Cancer Society: Some regional divisions of the ACS offer scholarships for childhood cancer survivors. Contact the ACS to learn about the programs available in your state.

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation

Cancer Survivor's Fund

FinAid: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Komen College Scholarship Program

The Patient Advocate Foundation's Scholarships

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Scholarship Program: For brain tumor survivors

The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation: For residents of Colorado and Montana

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults National College Scholarship Program

If your organization offers scholarships for teens with cancer, please call 888-651-3038 or e-mail