The Conquer Cancer Patient Advocate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for patient advocates to attend ASCO Meetings to learn of important advances in their areas of interest. As of May 2024, more than 1,100 Patient Advocate Scholarships have been awarded since 2007.

Patient Advocate Scholarships may be available for the following ASCO meetings*: 

*Scholarships are awarded if funds are available, with priority given first to the ASCO Annual Meeting.  

Scholarships help cover travel, hotel, and registration expenses and are based primarily on financial need, advocacy experience, and current advocacy activities and involvement. It is our hope that scholarship recipients will be motivated to seek out and participate in consumer advocacy opportunities, lending a crucial perspective and making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.  

The 2024 Patient Advocate Scholarship Program is made possible by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, through the generous support of:

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Eisai, Inc., Mr. William Coulbourne; Lilly

The application period for a scholarship to attend the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting has now closed.  The application for the 2025 ASCO Annual Meeting will open in March 2025. 

For questions or additional information, please contact patientadvocates@asco.org.