Tom Mulvihill Scholarship

Tom Mulvihill Scholarship
16 Sunnen Drive, Suite 161
St. Louis, MO 63143
(314) 275-7440 Fax (314) 275-7446

Friends of Kids with Cancer and the friends and family of Tom Mulvihill are pleased to offer a scholarship in his honor.  Tom Mulvihill “Tom the Tutor” dedicated 25 years of his life to helping kids with cancer be kids. His unique ability to build relationships and put a smile on the face of each child had a lasting impact on their lives. Tom’s exceptional skill in motivating children and instilling confidence was his greatest gift. He leaves a legacy of inspiration, faith, and hope in young survivors. He taught kids to believe in themselves and reach for their dreams; this scholarship is a pathway for you to achieve whatever you dare to dream.

The instructions are laid out below, as well as the links to print out your official application. Please fill out everything fully and completely, and gather any additional required elements to send in with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact our office for more information at 314.275.7440.

This scholarship is awarded ONE-TIME in the amount of $3,000 over two semesters. Please complete your application in its entirety with required attachments.  Monies will be paid directly to the accredited institution, one-half each semester. All decisions made by the Friends of Kids with Cancer Scholarship Review Committee shall be made in their sole discretion and all decisions of Friends of Kids with Cancer are final.  To be eligible for a Friends of Kids with Cancer Scholarship, one must:

  • Have had a diagnosis of cancer or similar blood related disease before the age of 19 and/or treated for a pediatric form of cancer or similar blood related disease.
  • Sought treatment for cancer or similar blood related disease in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
  • Received services from Friends of Kids with Cancer during treatment.
  • Be a high school senior, or not out of high school more than 4 years, or if already in college, have a GPA of at least 2.0 (based on a 4.0 scale).
  • Be accepted to an accredited university, graduate school, community college, vocational technical school, trade school, or other accredited facility.
  • Be sure to include all documents listed below; together in one envelope (please write your name on each document you submit). Faxes are NOT accepted for any part of this application:
    • Completed application form.
    • Two recommendations; one from a physician (on his/her letterhead) verifying diagnosis and one from an adult age 21 or older who is not a relative.
    • An acceptance letter from a scholastic institution on letterhead.
    • An official transcript of academic records from high school or college, whichever is applicable. Some institutions require the transcript be mailed directly to our office; please indicate if that is applicable in your case.
    • A one page (no more) essay describing your life experiences, your future goals, and the reasons why you need and deserve this scholarship grant.

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Download Scholarship Application

While our scholarship is not need-based, needs will be considered. The Service committee of Friends of Kids with Cancer will evaluate each new application based upon the essay/goal statement, academic achievement, and community service. This committee will convene in late June, 2020, to decide the new awardees for the
2020-2021 academic year.


The scholarship is intended to be offered on an annual basis and is non-renewable, but Friends of Kids with Cancer reserves the right at any time for any reason to refrain from offering the scholarship in a particular year.  For the 2020-2021 academic year, applications will be accepted until June 12, 2020

Questions regarding the scholarship can be directed to Valerie at (314) 275-7440 or