CBF's Scholarship Program


The Christine B. Foundation scholarship program was established in honor of Christine B. Dexter, after her passing from stomach cancer in 2008. Christine was an enormous advocate for local volunteer work, and making sure students received the best education, support, and care needed. 

CBF annually awards an undergraduate student, with a connection to cancer and history of community service, a $2,000 scholarship towards their Fall tuition.

Meet the Past Scholarship Recipients

*Review winning essays by clicking on their picture*

"..Worry consumed me. Fearing my inoperable tumor could spread throughout my brain, I grew depressed as I thought about how it and the looming radiation and chemotherapy would alter my life. An enthusiastic and driven student by nature, I was troubled when the doctors suggested I take time off from school.." - Robert, 2016 CBF Scholarship Recipient

2017 Scholarship Closed. 2018 Application will open January 1st, 2018.

Application Requirements

CBF awards a student a $2,000 scholarship each year that will be directly credited to their outstanding college bill. Below are the requirements for eligibility. Exceptions to these requirements are not made.

-Student must be a high school graduate enrolling or enrolled as a college undergraduate.

-Student must be attending a college in one of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, or New York.

-Student must be planning to attend college, full time, the semester following the scholarship award (ex: summer 2017 award, must be enrolled in Fall 2017 semester)

-Student must provide a 1,000-word essay on the following topic:

Describe your experience with cancer. How did this experience change your view on life? In what ways did you promote a healthy lifestyle during and/or after this experience? (This does not have to be through a personal diagnosis)

-Student must have completed 30+ hours of community service in the year prior to scholarship application (ex: applying for 2017 CBF scholarship, must have completed 30+ hours in 2016). (Access the Community Service Form Here)

-Student must provide one professional reference (no family members).

If chosen, the recipient will be awarded the scholarship by the CBF Eastern Trek for Cancer team during the last week of June 2017.

Access the Community Service Form Here