Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

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. 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 following topics: 1) A mesothelioma survivor’s personal story, 2) A history of asbestos use in America, 3) The latest developments in the treatment of mesothelioma.

Apply here: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest/

Applicant Type

Prospective/Current Student



Funding Type


Citizenship Status

Both International and Domestic

Degree Program

All Graduate Degrees

Academic Department

All Academic Departments

Additional Criteria

    Scholarship Open Date

    Sep 1st, 2014