CELEBRATE YOUR MILESTONES

Since 2010, My Hometown Heroes has helped bridge the gap between cancer and college, one scholarship at a time. We are ecstatic to be celebrating our 10th year anniversary with you throughout 2020. Our journey has taken us a long way and we have a lot to be grateful for. We have awarded over 150 scholarships between the amounts of $1,000 and $5,000 each to college bound cancer survivors from across the country.

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My Hometown Heroes has given me the opportunity to make my dream of becoming a pediatric oncology nurse a reality. Not only do they assist me in paying for school, but also give me encouragement and hope!

Haley Carroll University of Nevada
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Donate

Every contribution counts. We measure success by lives impacted through the generosity of our community, scholarships funded, and survivor the milestones of our recipients. Make your mark today.

Mentor

If your field of professional expertise falls into alignment with the aspirations of a college bound cancer survivor, we need you! Become a mentor to help our scholarship candidates develop the necessary skills to land their first job after college graduation.

Corporate Partner

At My Hometown Heroes we take great pride in serving our community. We seek opportunities to understand and align with your business objectives so that we can all share the community spotlight.
ABOUT US

We inspire with stories of hope and progress

Battle Born in Reno Nevada, My Hometown Heroes is a national scholarship fund for college bound cancer survivors enrolled in universities, community colleges, and trade schools. We help bridge the gap between cancer and college, one scholarship at a time.

Every year there are over 70,000 young adults between the ages of 15 and 39 years old who are diagnosed with cancer. Between the years 2016 and 2020, the cumulative student debt among this college bound population will be over $5 billion dollars. Join us in our effort to award $1,000,000 in scholarships by 2020.

Diagnosed with brain cancer upon college graduation in 1999, My Hometown Heroes founder, Danny Heinsohn, endured 3 craniotomies, massive seizure complications, 12 months of chemotherapy, and several months of speech and cognitive therapy. Danny’s final round of treatment was in July of 2000.

My Hometown Heroes was founded in Reno, NV to celebrate the community who supported Danny during his journey through cancer. They were his heroes. When My Hometown Heroes became national in 2013, Danny wanted guarantee 20% of our national distribution to remain in the State of Nevada.

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Recipients

We are national

Scholarships are awarded to college bound cancer survivors from across the country. Click on a pin, find out who’s in your hometown.

150 Scholarship Recipients
$250,000 Scholarship Funds Awarded

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My Hometown Heroes is a 501(c)3 organization designed to provide scholarships for young adult cancer survivors between the ages of 17 and 39.

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What MHH recipients are saying

The My Hometown Heroes scholarship is helping me reach my goal of graduating with a computer science degree with no student debt and subsequently move forward in life without the burden of paying off loans.

Ty Washburn University of North Texas

The My Hometown Heroes scholarship is the cherry on top of the health journey I went through. I wish that I had a cancer survivor to keep in touch with during my treatment.

Sarah Ozturk The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
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What MHH recipients are saying

The My Hometown Heroes scholarship is helping me reach my goal of graduating with a computer science degree with no student debt and subsequently move forward in life without the burden of paying off loans.

Ty Washburn University of North Texas

The My Hometown Heroes scholarship is the cherry on top of the health journey I went through. I wish that I had a cancer survivor to keep in touch with during my treatment.

Sarah Ozturk The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University