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2019 Scholarship Winner

Miguel Contreras

Miguel Contreras (pictured above on the right) is our first annual Bags of Love Foundation Scholarship winner. Miguel was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer which led to amputation below his right knee. Now, the 22-year-old is attending College of the Sequoias to become a nurse. 

Read more below:

Scholarship Application Information

Application is now open:

 Scholarship application period is from January 1st - April 30th


To provide $500-$1000 awards offering educational assistance for college bound seniors or students currently enrolled in a college/university. Number of scholarships awarded determined by funds available.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Must be a California resident who has been diagnosed by cancer.
  •  Must be a high school senior entering a college/university or a current student enrolled in college/university.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Submission Guidelines

1.      Essay: Write a personal essay in which you explain how cancer has affected you and/or what you have done in your community to make a positive impact.

2.     Application Form: Form must be completely and correctly filled out.

3.     Transcript: Official or unofficial transcript.

4.     Letter of Recommendation: One required (Two recommended)

5.     Proof of Enrollment: Letter of acceptance or class schedule.

6.    Proof of Diagnosis: Letter of diagnosis from doctor

Deadline Information

Submit application no later than April 30, 2020: 11:59pm Pacific Time Zone

For questions regarding the application please email Julian at

Scholarship Application