The Healing Hope Scholarship

Chelsea graduating from Brown and beginning pediatric residency, May 2020

The Healing Hope Scholarship is established to cover tuition and fees, up to $10,000/year for any pediatric cancer survivor, or sibling/parent of a pediatric cancer patient, from the Fredericksburg region who has been accepted into a post-secondary academic program in the field of mental and physical health. This scholarship honors the many patients and their families in our region who have lived through the medical and emotional trauma of childhood cancer and chosen a path forward of hope and healing. The Haynes Family established this scholarship upon the graduation of their daughter from Brown University School of Medicine in 2020. Dr. Chelsea Haynes, is a two-time pediatric cancer survivor, and amputee. Chelsea believes that her own journey uniquely trained her to serve others. She continues to inspire her colleagues and patients every day with her courageous story. Chelsea is in pediatric residency at Brown University and may pursue a specialty in pediatric oncology.

Applicants must complete and submit the online application form by March 31st. Submissions made via postal mail, fax or any other means will not be accepted. Please review the following Application Criteria prior to completing the application form.

Application Criteria

To be eligible, applicant must be a pediatric cancer patient or survivor, or the parent or sibling of a pediatric cancer patient or survivor.

  • Siblings include biological
  • Step-siblings must have been claimed as dependent to parent/guardian of patient during years of treatment and at time of application

Applicants must reside in Planning District 16 (Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George Counties and Fredericksburg City) or the Northern Neck.

Applicant must be accepted into a licensing or degree program in the medical field to include mental or physical health.

Up to $10,000 to be used ONLY for books and tuition

Scholarship can be split between applicants at the discretion of FGP

Scholarship total can be spread over several years of education

The winning applicant will be contacted by April 30th.

Any questions can be directed to

Chelsea during chemo with recurrent cancer, 1995