The Deniece Pittman Academic Scholarship Cancer Fund

The Deniece Pittman Academic Scholarship Cancer Fund is named after the Co-Founder and President, Deniece Pittman. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2012, Deniece realized she had to fight to survive for herself and the sake of her family.


Even though having memories of her mother and other relatives suffering from this disease, and even passing away, she never thought she would hear the words, “you have cancer”!


While going through treatment, Deniece thought about her husband, children, and the emotional and financial hardship they would have to bear if she did not beat this disease –  "will my children be able to go to college?” - "will my children be OK as they enter early adulthood”? 


Today, Deniece is a 10-year cancer survivor who gives God all the Glory! Since her survival, it has been in her heart to start a Scholarship Foundation that would help a student that had a parent fighting cancer, provide financial assistance to attend college.

Application Is Now Open!
2023 Open Enrollment September 15, 2022 


important details

  • Applications must be submitted online* by TBA  

  • Notification of the award will be made by 3.31.23 

  • Scholarship recipient(s) must attend the At The Table Women’s Empowerment Luncheon in September 2023. Sorry, no exceptions.

  • An official transcript must be mailed directly from an educational institution.

  • Transcripts must be mailed to At The Table to: 

At The Table Deniece Pittman Academic Scholarship Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 307653, Gahanna, OH, 43230

What's required?

  • Completed application (everything in the downloadable PDF packet)

  • Proof of enrollment into college/technical school

  • Photo/headshot (a solo, formal photo of you, e.g., a school photo)

  • Two letters of reference (each submitted online via Reference Portal by person completing the reference)

  • Official high school or college/technical school transcript mailed directly to At The Table in a sealed envelope from the educational institution

Note: Applications that are missing any of the items noted above are incomplete and will not be considered.


Step 1:

Read the Important Details listed (to the left) then download the application packet and complete in full.

Step 2:

Complete the submission form and upload your completed packet by TBA

Step 3:

Confirm all corresponding documentation including physician statements, references, and transcripts are provided to At The Table by 1.15.23


Document Upload

If you are a physician, reference, academic advisor, or parent and need to upload corresponding documentation for a scholarship application please use this option.


2023 Scholarship Application

This scholarship is open to females who are permanent residents in Central Ohio, and who are:

  1. High school seniors who have applied to an accredited college/university/technical school, or; 

  2. Young women age 26 and under attending an accredited college/university/technical school, and;

  3. Who have cancer or have survived cancer, or; 

  4. Whose parent/guardian has cancer, has survived cancer, or has passed away as a result of Cancer.  


Applicants are required to:

  • Complete the Student Profile, Academic Profile, Community Involvement Profile, and Post-Secondary Goals; 

  • Prepare and submit an essay addressing topics as requested. See guidelines and requirements below;

  • Attach proof of enrollment into college/technical school;

  • Attach a photo/headshot of yourself (a solo, formal photo of you, e.g., a school photo).  (not an informal cellphone selfie);

  • Submit two (2) letters of reference. Note: references from relatives will not be accepted. 

  • Have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale. An official high school/college/technical school transcript must be sent directly from the educational institution in a sealed envelope. *Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the educational institution to At The Table Deniece Pittman Academic Scholarship Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 307653, Gahanna, OH, 43230.

  • Sign Photo Release (or have parent/guardian sign if applicant is under 18).

  • Sign Attestation (or have parent/guardian sign if applicant is under 18).

  • Sign Agreement for Disbursement of Scholarship Funds (or have parent/guardian sign if applicant under 18).  

  • Have a physician provide a statement regarding your and/or your parent’s/guardian’s current or past cancer diagnosis. 

  • Submit all materials by TBA.


Applicants may be asked to:

  • Participate in a phone interview with a Selection Committee representative.


Scholarship recipient(s) must attend the At The Table Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. Date to be announced at a later time. 



1. What can I use the scholarship for?

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, and food. 

2. What are my chances of receiving a scholarship?

The scholarship award is based on scholarship criteria, the availability of funds, and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. These factors change with every funding cycle, and some years are more competitive than others. Please note that meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding, and the reason for not receiving an award may simply be due to lack of funding.

3. Does the scholarship expire? 

The scholarship funds are applicable the semester following the scholarship win. 

4. If I am awarded a scholarship, how much will I get?

The scholarship award amount is $1,000. 

5. How are the scholarship funds disbursed? 

A one-time payment in the amount of $1,000 is paid directly to the university/school by the required deadline.

6. Can I apply if I reside outside of Ohio?

You must be a permanent resident in Central Ohio to be eligible.  

7. Do I need an official transcript if I’m already enrolled in college/school? 

An unofficial transcript is acceptable.  The submission must be on university/school letterhead, including the website address and verification of your current quarter/semester.


Ways to Support

Join At the Table Sponsor Table and provide educational scholarships to students affected by Cancer. 

Sponsor a Scholarship-$1000 

A Seat at the Table Sponsor - $100