The Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship

The Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship honors the life of Reginald Anderson, an adult probation officer with the state of Connecticut, who passed away in 2014 following a courageous battle with glioblastoma. The scholarship carries on his love for education by supporting survivors and caregivers in their pursuit of a college education.

The Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship was created in 2015 by Gina Lowther with generous contributions from family, friends, and community members.

“Education was very important to Reggie,” Gina said. “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. Reggie enjoyed his job and took pride in his role. His kind, gentle soul lives on in the memories he has left his loved ones with."

Start Here: Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following requirements

  • Be a brain tumor survivor or recently diagnosed patient OR a caregiver to a family member diagnosed with a brain tumor
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited higher education institution or entering one the next semester
  • Be a Connecticut resident and U.S. citizen
  • Have a demonstrated financial need

To Apply

Complete the applicable application form:

Submit the following:

  • A copy of your college transcript or, if an incoming freshman, a copy of your course registration
  • A resume including your volunteer or advocacy activities on behalf of brain tumor patients/caregivers
  • A brief, typed statement on 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 (part of application form)
  • 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 — 2 Options

  1. By mail; send to:
    The Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship
    c/o The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc
    PO Box 370514
    West Hartford, CT 06137

    Note: Do not send via certified mail
  2. By email as a PDF; send to:

Application Deadline

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 academic year.  All applications must be postmarked by April 28, 2023, and scholarship recipient(s) will be notified by May 26, 2023.

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