Making Headway Foundation has announced that it will be accepting Scholarship Applications for The Scott J. Reisser Memorial Scholarship Fund from pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor patients living in the NY, NJ, CT metropolitan areas. Applicants must be able to show documentation that they have been accepted to a 4 or 2 year college or a vocational program.
Other criteria include, but are not limited to: academic merit, letters of recommendation, financial need and the personal statement by the applicant.
Deadline for applications is May 1, 2013.
For more information, contact Catherine Lepone (Executive Director) at the Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORY OF THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Making Headway is fortunate to have The Scott J. Reisser Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 2007, the fund is the culmination of Scott’s family’s efforts to establish a fitting memorial for their beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to so many. Scott’s most cherished dream was to graduate from college, a milestone that he fell just short of achieving. After his death in 2006, it was clear that a vehicle to help other young brain tumor survivors achieve their educational goals was the most fitting memorial.
The Reisser family has generously agreed to award up to two scholarships again this year. As there are many deserving applicants, Making Headway will offer up to two additional scholarships. Each of the scholarships will be a one-time award of $5,000 paid directly to the institution.