• By Joel Streed

Colon Cancer Awareness/Brain Injury/Palliative Care: Mayo Clinic Radio

March 23, 2015

Colon cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the U.S. On this week's program, we hear about #strongarmselfie, the Twitter campaign to raise awareness and funds for a cure. Gastroenterologist Dr. Paul Limburg explains why the best test for colon cancer is the one you get. Also on the program, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Allen Brown discusses why older adults are as vulnerable as athletes to traumatic brain injury. And we'll have suggestions for choosing palliative care from general internal medicine specialist Dr. Jacob Strand.

Listen here:  MayoClinicRadio PODCAST March 21 2015

My daughter is a junior in high school but has already taken her ACT. Can I apply for the scholarship for her now, even though she won't be graduating from high school and going to college until 2018? I don't see specifics in the Guide about this. Thank you.

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My daughter received the Lumberjack Scholarship which covers her tuition. If she is awarded the Mayo's Dependent scholarship can she use it for textbooks, class fees and/or on campus housing? Which is estimated $11,000 which is more than the tuition.

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My kids are still years before college. However, private schools can be very expensive as well for grade school and high school. I would appreciate it if the Mayo Clinic considered offering a separate scholarship for younger kids to give them more educational options leading up to college. Thanks

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When I submitted the dependent scholarship application on line for my daughter last fall I didn't get a note back that it was received. Can I assume that everything is in and complete unless I would have heard otherwise?

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Could someone please explain the following sentence? "The Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship is awarded to the top 25 percent of applicants or the top 10 percent of all dependents eligible, whichever number is greater."

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Maybe I'm not understanding, but for my high schooler, she will need to apply by April 1, 2017 for fall semester (2017) of college, correct? So she can't wait until high school is completed in the spring to apply here at Mayo (thus negating the whole 30 days after graduating point in the article). Could you please clarify if the scholarship is not available, then, until the second year of college? Also, are the same SAT/ACT scores used for each year of application (the guide states the applicant can apply every year for the $3000 scholarship)? Thanks.

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@elysemitchell

Could someone please explain the following sentence? "The Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship is awarded to the top 25 percent of applicants or the top 10 percent of all dependents eligible, whichever number is greater."

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Thank you for the good example.

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My daughter will be entering her 3rd year of college and she has been a recipient of the scholarship for the past two years. The application requires that I upload her ACT scores from 2015 but I don't remember doing that last year. Is this something new?

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@smc06

When I submitted the dependent scholarship application on line for my daughter last fall I didn't get a note back that it was received. Can I assume that everything is in and complete unless I would have heard otherwise?

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Hi, I cannot find an email stating that our application was received. Is there another way to check, or can you tell us who the email would be from so I can search my inbox further? Thanks

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@knunez

Maybe I'm not understanding, but for my high schooler, she will need to apply by April 1, 2017 for fall semester (2017) of college, correct? So she can't wait until high school is completed in the spring to apply here at Mayo (thus negating the whole 30 days after graduating point in the article). Could you please clarify if the scholarship is not available, then, until the second year of college? Also, are the same SAT/ACT scores used for each year of application (the guide states the applicant can apply every year for the $3000 scholarship)? Thanks.

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Okay, thanks, but the question is that high schoolers are not graduated by April 1, and you are stating within 30 days of graduation, which would mean that they would not get a scholarship freshman year of college, correct?

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For me to submit an application for my son, Is it correct that I have to be a full time employee of two years or more?

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Is this application for summer 2017 or fall 2017?

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@shelleykleinwort

My daughter is a junior in high school but has already taken her ACT. Can I apply for the scholarship for her now, even though she won't be graduating from high school and going to college until 2018? I don't see specifics in the Guide about this. Thank you.

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The dependent must be in her senior year in high school or have graduated from high school. The award cannot be given to a junior in high school. Thank you, Your Total Rewards Team

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@donnacammisopickering

My daughter received the Lumberjack Scholarship which covers her tuition. If she is awarded the Mayo's Dependent scholarship can she use it for textbooks, class fees and/or on campus housing? Which is estimated $11,000 which is more than the tuition.

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The scholarship can be used for academic fees, but not activity fees, textbooks, or housing. Thank you, Your Total Rewards Team

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@smc06

When I submitted the dependent scholarship application on line for my daughter last fall I didn't get a note back that it was received. Can I assume that everything is in and complete unless I would have heard otherwise?

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A confirmation email is sent once the application is submitted. Thank you, Your Total Rewards Team

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