Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship

anderson.jpg"Reginald Anderson was full of life, love, and laughter.  His beautiful and contagious smile would light up a room.  Reginald passed away in 2014 after a courageous battle with glioblastoma, but his legacy lives on in the Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship. 

Education was very important to Reggie.  He graduated from South Windsor High School, where he played football as a defensive lineman. He advanced to Springfield College and graduated with a B.S. in Social Services.  He was employed by the State of Connecticut as an adult probation officer, enjoyed his job, and took pride in his role.  He treasured traveling and learning new things.  Reggie also loved shopping and had quite the hat collection.  His kind, gentle soul lives on in the memories he has left his loved ones with."  ~ Gina Lowther

The Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship has been awarded for 2017. To be considered for a Survivor or Caregiver Scholarship in 2018, please submit your application by March 1, 2017.

Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance Survivor and Caregiver Scholarship Program

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The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. ("CTBTA") is pleased to offer the Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship, founded in 2015 by Gina Lowther with generous contributions from family, friends, and community members.  This scholarship honors the life and legacy of Reginald Anderson and assists brain tumor survivors and caregivers in pursuing their college dreams.  The Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded based on the criteria listed below.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the requirements listed below.

  1. Must be a brain tumor survivor or a patient recently diagnosed with a brain tumor or must be a caregiver of a family member diagnosed with brain tumor.
  2. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited higher education institution or entering college in the semester following the award. 
  3. Must be a Connecticut resident and US citizen. 
  4. Must have demonstrated financial need.

Checklist

All applications must include the following:

  • Complete application forms.
  • Copy of college transcript.  If you are an incoming freshman, please provide a copy of your course registration. 
  • Resume including list of volunteerism or advocacy on behalf of brain tumor patients and their caregivers. 
  • A brief, typed statement about how your brain tumor journey has shaped, changed, and/or reinforced the principles by which you live your life.  Please also comment on how you have used or plan to use your brain tumor experience to positively impact the lives of others. 
  • Signed Authorization Statements. 
  • A brief typed explanation of your current financial situation, how your brain tumor experience has increased your financial need, and how you will use the money if awarded.

Submission

Please mail completed application to:

The Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship
c/o The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc.
PO Box 370514
West Hartford, Connecticut 06137

Note:  Please do not send applications via certified mail.  You may email your application (as an alternative to mailing it) as a PDF file to scholarship@ctbta.org.

Please include all sections in one file.

Application Deadline

All applications must be postmarked/time-stamped by March 1, 2018.

Award Notification Date

Scholarship recipient(s) will be notified by mail beginning April 18, 2018.


Previous Scholarship Recipients

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2016 Survivor Scholarship, Catherine Reed
2017 Caregiver Scholarship, Raymond Lanzano

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