Scholarship title: MesotheliomaHelp.org Essay Scholarship
Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study
Belluck & Fox / MesotheliomaHelp.net Essay Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded. One (1) essay per student is allowed; essay must be no fewer than 750 and no more than 1,500 words long.
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. Those interested in entering the essay contest must select one topic from those listed below:
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