The Kids Cancer Care – Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship

The Kids Cancer Care Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 to help childhood cancer survivors pursue their education dreams. As I’m sure you know, cancer and its treatments can have lasting effects on growing minds and bodies, often resulting in missed school and missed opportunities. This scholarship, named in honour of Kids Cancer Care’s founder late son Derek, is designed to help level the playing field for these kids.

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Applications open on February 1, and must be submitted by April 30th, 2018. They may be mailed or faxed to the Kids Cancer Care office, or emailed directly to Kelly Raymond.


To be eligible for the Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a childhood cancer patient or survivor.
  • Have applied to/ be enrolled in a post-secondary education institute. Universities, colleges, technical institutes and learning centers for academic upgrading are all acceptable institutes. Institutes may be located in Alberta, Canada or anywhere in the world.
  • Be a resident of Southern Alberta – includes Red Deer and all communities south.
  • Submit a complete application package by April 30th.


Completed application packages include a written essay, 2 letters of reference, a note from the child’s Oncologist confirming diagnosis/treatment, transcripts, and proof of enrollment/acceptance to a post-secondary institution. In 2017, 10 scholarships were awarded to childhood cancer survivors.

Please share this with any students that may be interested in applying

Should you have any questions or require further information please feel free to contact Kelly Brownlee at 403.984.1220 or


Have a great day!

Kathryn Schilman

Grants and Stewardship Officer, educationmatters

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