Children’s Cancer Network awards scholarships each year to cancer survivors and immediate family members whose lives and college savings have been changed by childhood cancer.

Children’s Cancer Network awards scholarships each year to childhood cancer survivors and immediate family members whose lives and college savings have been changed by childhood cancer. Scholarship funds may be used for books and tuition for applicants seeking post high school education opportunities including, but not limited to universities (Baccalaureate, Masters or Doctoral programs), community colleges and trade schools. If awarded, the scholarship will be made payable to the recipient’s school on behalf of the recipient.  John W. Luttrell Scholarships may range in amount from approximately $500 to $2500 or more.

Established in 2005, the John W. Luttrell Scholarship received its initial funding from friends and family of John Luttrell who passed away that year from brain cancer. Donations were made in John’s name with the goal of assisting those whose lives had been impacted by childhood cancer seek higher education opportunities. The annual scholarships are a small reward for the strength and courage these families demonstrate in their daily lives. 


Eligibility for Children’s Cancer Network’s John W. Luttrell Scholarship includes survivors of childhood cancer, their parents and siblings, as well as immediate family members of those who did not survive their cancer are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. These scholarships will be granted to students who have a tie to the state of Arizona. All applicants must reside in Arizona or have received cancer treatment in Arizona. Those who reside in Arizona may plan to attend schools outside of Arizona.


Thank you for the tremendously generous scholarship. My heart is full of gratitude. The experience and education I am gaining due to your scholarship is unparalleled. It takes a huge financial burden off of me and my family.


The scholarship application is now available.  Please download the appropriate application below and complete all sections. It is a fillable form in which you may directly type your answers into the document.  Once complete, please save the document on your computer with your changes and email it to CCN as an attachment with your two letters of recommendation.  Should your computer not allow you to type directly into the document, you may download the document, print your answers and scan the document back to CCN as an attachment in an email with you two letters of recommendation.

Please have 2 letters of recommendation from non-related people written within one year of the application date ready to submit at the time you begin the application. Please include the contact information for each person on their letter of recommendation.

Applications may be emailed to or mailed to Children’s Cancer Network, 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste. 1, Chandler, AZ 85226.

Please plan for the application, essay questions, and two letters of recommendation to be received by April 30th at 11:59pm in order for the applicant to be considered for a scholarship award.   Thank you!

For questions, please email or call Martha Castro at 480-398-1564.     


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