The Brinker Award
Established through a partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Brinker International in 1992, the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction is a marquee award that recognizes pioneering work in breast cancer research and treatment. The Brinker Award honors leading scientists for their significant achievements and contributions in basic and translational science and clinical practice that have advanced the fight to save lives and realize our vision of a world without breast cancer. Since 1992, the roster of Komen Brinker Award laureates has grown to include names of researchers who have made the most significant advances in breast cancer research and medicine. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction.
College Scholarship Award
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship Award Program offers college scholarships of up to $10,000 a year over a four-year period. The program assists young adults in their academic pursuits and is intended to help students who would otherwise find attending college to be a significant financial burden, due to the loss of a parent or guardian to breast cancer or having survived a breast cancer diagnosis at 25 years of age or younger. Recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need, and demonstrated leadership potential. To further the fight against breast cancer, recipients also serve as Komen Collegiate Ambassadors by promoting breast cancer awareness in their community and on their college campus.