Can We Talk?: Scholarship Application

You can win $2,000! Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) is a colon health and
cancer prevention nonprofit serving Richmond VA and surrounding communities. We
are dedicated to helping others create a bodily environment where cancer is challenged
to survive. HCB2 believes that improving our colon health (also called the large intestine
or “gut") can not only help to prevent colorectal cancer, butt may also help reduce the
risk of other cancers as well. Increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, talking about
family history and personal risk, and engaging in early cancer screening can also save

Each year we will award the HCB2 “Can We Talk?” scholarship to a graduating senior
in Chesterfield County who has created a public service announcement (PSA) to educate
young people about colon health and colorectal cancer prevention
. The wining video or
images will be used for one year as a part of HCB2’s social media campaign. For more
information regarding this opportunity, please watch our scholarship video.

Colorectal cancer rates are rising among younger people, butt it doesn’t have to stay
that way! Your skills will help to grow our efforts to alert and educate people in the
community. This scholarship is a great opportunity to leave a lasting impression
among your peers as you move from high school and
into the next chapter of your life.

Applying is easy!

First, complete the application form.

Second, create 2-3 social media graphic images or a 30-second video to be used as a
public service announcement (PSA) aimed at reaching those under 30 years of age.

Lastly, send your work to and type “Can We Talk?” in the subject line.

Please complete the below information to let us know you are interested in the HCB2
“Can We Talk?” scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Deadline to apply is May
1, 2021. The recipient will be announced approximately two weeks after the deadline.




    Why does this opportunity interest you?*

    Have you declared a major at the college/university you will be attending?*


    Do you know if you have a history of cancer in your family?*
    (This answer does NOT impact judging)