Reaching for the Stars

Camp Rainbow Gold knows childhood cancer can take a significant financial toll on families. But cancer should not make college or other degree programs an unrealistic goal for survivors or their siblings.

The Camp Rainbow Gold College Scholarship Program gives young adults who have participated in Camp Rainbow Gold camps or programs the opportunity to pursue their goals in post-secondary education by applying for financial aid from the organization.

Congratulations to our 2023/2024 college scholarship award recipients!

  • Adam Pettyjohn
  • Adyson Bridgewater
  • Alexia Rowley
  • Annika Wammack
  • Austin Simon
  • Benjamin Johnson
  • Devon Peterson
  • Grace Connaughton
  • Gracie Peterson
  • Kaden Pate
  • Kayli Jones
  • Lauren Becker
  • MacKayla Wammack
  • Madison Eberhard
  • Owen Bridgewater
  • Paul Yenor
  • Raegan Hess
  • Ryan Weiss
  • Rylan Pate
  • Sarah Yenor
  • Skylar Holloway
  • Stacia Mers
  • Tyler Erben
  • Tyler Weiss

About the Award

The Camp Rainbow Gold College Scholarship Program offers students up to $5,000 per year with a possible lifetime award of up to $20,000 per student. After the initial award, subsequent scholarships are based on a new submission of a thoughtful and complete application form, successfully meeting program eligibility requirements, continuous academic achievement, and a high level of volunteer commitment.

The number of scholarships available is determined by donations to the program. Due to limited resources, Camp Rainbow Gold is not able to award scholarships to all cancer survivors and siblings. After initial awards, scholars are not guaranteed a scholarship annually and will need to reapply each year.

Scholarships may be used for enrollment and attendance tuition, fees, and books required for full or part-time course instruction at an accredited university, college, community college, or vocational/technical school. Students attending community colleges or tech schools should be aware that the total amount of scholarship awards may be adjusted based on tuition rates.

Sibling Scholarships

Camp Rainbow Gold is honored to provide a limited number of scholarships for our CRG Sibling Campers.

Cancer survivor and sibling applicants are all required to meet the eligibility requirements and will be awarded scholarships based on the criteria for selection listed below.

Application Process

Applications for the 2023/2024 school year are now closed. Awards will be distributed at the start of the fall school semester.

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open in December 2023. 

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, continuing eligibility, or if you are interested in volunteering on the scholarship committee, please contact us at

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

College-bound or college-enrolled students who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Camp Rainbow Gold College Scholarship Program.

  • The applicant or their sibling were diagnosed with cancer before the age of 18
  • Applicant must be age 25 or younger at the time of application
  • Scheduled to graduate from high school and/or continuing college in the upcoming school year
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Accepted without condition to an accredited university, college, community college or vocational/technical school
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or above
  • Must become a full- or part-time student at an accredited university, college, community college, or vocational/technical school in the upcoming academic year
  • Must have been affiliated with Camp Rainbow Gold as a camper, junior volunteer, or program participant

Criteria for Award Selection

All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Camp Rainbow Gold volunteer scholarship committee and are based on the following weighted criteria:

  • Community Service/Activities: Based on a composite of extracurricular activities, community involvement, any honors or awards received, and involvement with Camp Rainbow Gold
  • Long and Short Essays: Based on a composite of long-term career plans, determination to reach goals, expression and organization of thought
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • GPA/Academic Accomplishments: Based on the overall high school GPA, GPA from any college-level experience, and any academic honors or awards received
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