This is a list of currently available scholarship programs offered by the Candlelighters Association and other organizations:


Dr. Jack Hand Memorial Scholarship

Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Dr. Jack Hand Memorial Scholarship is presented by The Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and is intended to honour the memory of paediatric oncologist Dr. Jack Hand.

The Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a volunteer charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families since 1982. [more information]

Survivor Scholarship Program

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

In 2011 more than $190,000 in Survivor Scholarships were  awarded nationwide, including 113 scholarships valued at $1500 given to young cancer survivors in any university, college, or vocational training program, as well as five scholarships worth $5000 awarded to students pursuing a post-graduate degree in the advanced health sciences. For more information and to apply to the Survivor Scholarship Program visit the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundations website or follow this link.

The Dr. S.K. Ali Youth Scholarship

Canadian Cancer Society

This award, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually from the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of the Canadian Cancer Society. The applicant must be either a current or pending post-secondary student, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, a resident in Newfoundland and Labrador, 25 years of age or younger, and has either been or is currently being treated for any form of childhood cancer. For further information contact Ms Gina Smith from the Canadian Cancer Society at

The Nichole Michelle Lane Cancer Research Scholarship

Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

This scholarship is provided through the generosity of the Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador in memory of Nichole Michelle Lane. It is awarded annually to a second-year medical student enrolled at Memorial University of Newfoundland who has undertaken the most outstanding summer research project in the area of cancer and particularly in the area of pediatric cancer. The award is made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, acting on the decision of the Dean of Medicine’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships.


Currently in development: Scholarship programs for former camper and counselors of Camp Delight.


If you have any information about scholarship programs, would like more information on any of the items listed above, or would like assistance in applying for these programs  please contact