Scholarship Award

Each year Side-Out offers up to $20,000 worth of scholarships every year, ranging from $1,000 to $3,500.  Once an applicant completes the requirements to become a Side-Out ambassador, they only have a few additional steps to be eligible for a Side-Out Ambassador Program scholarship award!


  1. Must be a high school junior/senior or college student.
  2. High school students must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college/university by October 1 following his/her high school graduation.
  3. Must host a breast cancer fundraising event for The Side-Out Foundation in 2017.
  4. Participation in volleyball or any other sport is not a requirement.
  5. Previous winners of the ambassador program scholarship awards are not eligible.

Application Requirements

Ambassador program scholarship applicants must:

  1. Complete all requirements to become a Side-Out ambassador.
  2. Commit to a minimum of 2 hours of breast cancer education and detail their experience in the Educational Hours form. We recommend obtaining educational hours in one or more of the following manners:

    1. Volunteer at a local hospital or patient support organization.
    2. Visit a breast cancer research lab.
    3. Interview a local oncology nurse and/or physician.

    *In certain instances, applicants may not have access to direct contact with workers in the medical and research fields. If this is the case, they may participate in online breast cancer workshops through organizations such as CancerCare.

  3. Submit a 500-750 word essay, addressing the following questions:

    1. What did they learn from their educational hours?
    2. How did they pass their knowledge on to others?
    3. How did this experience make them feel and why?
    4. Did they incorporate the 2017 Dig Pink® Rally theme? If so, how?
  4. Ask your coach or mentor to write a recommendation answering the following
    question: What qualities/skills does the applicant possess that sets them apart
    from their peers? (attach to the online application)
  5. Optional: Create a video or photo montage of their experience as a Side-Out ambassador (no longer than 3 minutes, in URL format).

Print this checklist of tasks to help you manage the application process.

Selection and Notification

The ambassador program awards are offered in various nominations from $1,000 to $3,500. The review board judges each application based on the review criteria included in the checklist of tasks (page 2). They will decide the amount a winner will earn. Winners will be notified via e-mail in mid-December.

Scholarship Disbursement

Scholarships will be sent directly to the student’s college to be applied toward his/her tuition costs. Winners in high school should notify Side-Out at [email protected] as soon as they commit to a college/university. A staff member will contact winners via e-mail to let them know when the scholarship was mailed.

Click the years below for a complete list of past winners:

2015 Side-Out Ambassador Program award winners
2014 Side-Out Ambassador Program award winners
2013 Side-Out Ambassador Program award winners
2012 Side-Out Ambassador Program award winners
2011 Side-Out Ambassador Program award winners

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