The Weinstein Firm Annual
Cancer Survivor Scholarship

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At The Weinstein Firm, we are committed to ensuring that all individuals, particularly cancer survivors, have equitable access to our civil justice system and opportunities for academic, personal, and community advancement.

Recognizing Harris Weinstein’s own battle with cancer and the transformative power of education and the financial challenges faced by cancer survivors, we are proud to establish The Weinstein Firm Annual Cancer Survivor Scholarship exclusively for those who have triumphed over cancer.

Being a cancer survivor is a requirement for eligibility for this scholarship, which is available to students currently enrolled or intending to enroll in programs consistent with our values of inclusivity and empowerment.


In 2003, I faced a life-altering diagnosis of Ewing’s Sarcoma. Amidst uncertainty, I underwent surgeries and intense treatments at Cornell-Weill and Sloan Kettering. This journey taught me the value of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.

Grateful for the support I received, I now strive to extend that care to my clients. Despite losses along the way, I remain inspired by the resilience of those affected by cancer.

In tribute to all cancer victims, I dedicate this scholarship to those fighting the same battle.

About Cancer Survivorship

The advancements in cancer survivorship stand as a testament to human resilience and ingenuity. According to the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer death rate has declined steadily over the past few decades, with the 5-year survival rate for all cancers combined increasing from 49% in 1975 to 69% as of 2019. These statistics underscore the progress made in cancer research and treatment, offering hope and inspiration to those navigating the journey of survivorship.

If you or a loved one has faced the difficult path of cancer survivorship, you understand the profound impact it has on every aspect of life. Yet, amidst the challenges and uncertainties, there emerges an opportunity for renewal—a chance to embrace life’s possibilities with newfound gratitude and determination.

At The Weinstein Firm, we recognize the transformative power of education in empowering survivors to reclaim their futures. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the Weinstein Cancer Survivor Scholarship. This scholarship embodies our commitment to supporting survivors in their pursuit of higher education, offering hope and a pathway to success.

Education not only equips survivors with the tools they need to thrive but also fosters resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. It is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.

We understand that the road to recovery is not without its challenges, but you do not have to walk it alone. Let us stand by your side, offering support and encouragement as you embark on this next chapter of your life. Together, we can celebrate your triumphs, honor your resilience, and inspire others with your story of courage and resilience.

Scholarship Details

About the Scholarship

The Weinstein Firm Cancer Survivor Scholarship is a $1,000 one-time scholarship awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who have survived cancer. We aim to honor the resilience and strength demonstrated by cancer survivors and to assist them in their educational pursuits.

Who Should Apply

This scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria:

  • You are a survivor of cancer.
  • You are enrolled in or committed to attending an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States during the current calendar year.
  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • You do not have immediate family members who are employees of The Weinstein Firm.

Application Details

To apply for The Weinstein Firm Cancer Survivor Scholarship, please submit either a 500-1000 word essay or a 2-3 minute video addressing one of the following topics:

  1. Reflect on your experience battling cancer and how it has shaped your academic and personal journey.
  2. Discuss a significant challenge you faced during your cancer treatment and how you overcame it.
  3. Describe your future aspirations and how receiving this scholarship will support your goals.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attending an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States.
  • Applicants must submit an official high school or college transcript.

How to Apply

To apply for The Weinstein Firm Cancer Survivor Scholarship, please submit your essay or video via the submission form below. Please include your full name, contact information, and the name of the institution you are enrolled in or committed to attending along with its address.


All scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on the final day of the calendar year. The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year.

Terms and Conditions

We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions regarding application process. All necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information.

Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.


Our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit; thus, students distinguished by academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, and involvement in community service have the best chance at receiving one of our firm’s awards. However, we encourage all eligible applicants to apply.

The winner will be announced on January 31 of the following year for which the scholarship was applied for. All communications will occur via email. Please do not call our office.

Typically. If you are awarded this scholarship, our firm will give the award directly to the school you are attending as credit towards your tuition and other eligible expenses. Your school may adjust your unmet financial need accordingly.

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