Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship (Deadline: October 7, 2014)
Who Can Apply: The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Submission: Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Most victims were unwittingly exposed to asbestos at work or while serving in the military. Still others developed mesothelioma through exposure from family members coming home from work with their clothes covered in asbestos fibers.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the annual number of mesothelioma deaths is increasing. According to experts, over 20 million people in the United States are at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.
We believe it is important to get the facts out about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, and especially, to help educate young Americans by researching and writing about one of the below topics:
A mesothelioma survivor’s personal story.
A history of asbestos use in America.
The latest developments in the treatment of mesothelioma.
Deadline: October 7, 2014