Complete this form and upload your two letters of recommendation, essay and picture.
Asbestos is a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma, an often terminal cancer affecting more than 3,000 Americans annually. The topic you choose should bring light to the issues surrounding mesothelioma and help raise awareness about the disease, research, promising clinical trials, survivors and caregivers.
We will publish the winning entries on our scholarship page and promote them exclusively on our social media accounts.
One-time payment will be sent directly to the winners' schools.
Kishan tells a compelling story of how his family left India to live better lives, but they encountered mesothelioma after working many years in the U.S.Read Kishan's story
Michael explains the medical and political ramifications of mesothelioma and global asbestos use, as well as raising awareness about the disease.Read Michael's story
The essay must explore the mesothelioma topics listed in the rules. Please keep the essay between 750 and 1,500 words.
When you've finished your essay, please fill out the online application and include your essay, picture and letters of recommendation.
Asbestos.com will contact finalists and ask them to request their official college transcript from their school and mail it to us.
Our judges will evaluate essays on style, grammar, level of research and quality of content. They will then select the two submissions that best capture the essence of the essay topics.
After the judges submit their recommendations and come to a decision, we will notify winners by email and phone by the end of September 2016.
An essay writer who shows real knowledge about the subject based on facts and figures, not an opinion.
A personal story reflecting a family connection to mesothelioma or one that shows a promise in treatment.
An entry written from the heart, showing the human element of how asbestos affects the community.
A passionate, clearly written essay with thorough research, genuine interest and fueled by progressive thought.
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