Special Love, Inc.’s Kay/Moore Scholarship Fund for Young Adults with Cancer provides educational scholarships to former and current pediatric cancer patients. Age 17 to 25, pursuing post-secondary education or training and who are or have participated in Special Love programming.

Scholarships help them move past their cancer journey to attend college and live out their dreams for a fruitful future.  These young men and women endured challenges and heartache during their treatments, and moved on with their lives by exhibiting great courage and strength.  All have determined not to let cancer define them, or limit their futures.

Each year, the fund awards scholarships to applicants who have demonstrated a financial need, academic potential and involvement with Special Love programming.

Awards range from $1,000 to $3,500, and are intended to cover the student’s tuition and school fees only.

Questions? Email scholarships@specialove.org, or call (888) 930-2707.

Application Process

Eligibility for a scholarship is restricted solely to applicants who are, or have been, participants of at least one Special Love in-person or camp-based program, or participated in a minimum of three (3) virtual programs.

Scholarships are awarded based on the applications the Review Committee determines meets the following criteria:

  • Academic Performance and Potential
  • Financial Need
  • Personal Need, and;
  • The completeness of the application process.

Scholarships will be sent directly to the post-secondary institution or training facility in which the student enrolls in two equal installments in August and December (unless otherwise requested by recipient).

 Please print out your application, fill it out, and email completed copy to scholarships@specialove.org

Microsoft Word Application

PDF Application

The completed application must be submitted in its entirety no later than Friday, April 14, 2023 to be considered, along with a current photo of the applicant.   Awards will be announced the beginning of June.


*Please note that you are eligible to re-apply if you have received this scholarships in the past*

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Special Love was delighted to award 20 Kay/Moore Educational Scholarships to the following young adult survivors, who are attending colleges and universities such as Beacon College, East Carolina University, George Mason University, Lord Fairfax Community College, Shenandoah University, University of Michigan Medical School, and Virginia Tech:

  • Alesia Allen, The Barbara Atkeson Smith Memorial Scholarship 
  • Brianna Daly, The Karen Neilsen Memorial Scholarship
  • Emily Friar
  • Margaret Gallagher
  • Mia Gonzalez-Jackson, The Hahn Family Educational Scholarship
  • Sameika Graham
  • Catherine Johnson
  • Tyler Jones
  • Andrew Luckabaugh
  • Brady McKay
  • Seth Middlecoop
  • Rachel Simon
  • Katie Sobey, The Hahn Family Educational Scholarship
  • Connor Steele
  • Chloe Stogsdill, The Malloy Automotive Educational Scholarships
  • Jacqueline Verrecchia
  • Serena Wade, The Dennis Chastain Memorial Scholarship
  • Delaney Wahl
  • Christopher Yon
  • Nataliya Zabrovska

For more information, contact Jan Bresch.