This one time scholarship, in the amount of $500, will be awarded to one successful candidate annually. Candidates must be survivors of a pediatric brain or spinal cord tumor who are receiving or have received treatment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston or Scottish Rite campuses), are entering or currently enrolled in an advanced educational program at a college, university, vocational school, or other setting and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The amount of the award will be paid directly to the student’s school for tuition, or directly to the recipient to assist with living expenses, books, travel, etc.
Applications must be postmarked by April 15th and will be reviewed and awarded by the Herbert Shaw, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Committee, which is a committee comprised of members of the family and friends of Herbert Shaw, Jr. and does not include employees of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.
The completed application, including typed essays as described in the application, with two letters of recommendation (recommendations from family members will not be accepted) should be forwarded to the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children at 6065 Roswell Road, N.E., Suite 505; Atlanta, GA, 30328. Applicants may be asked to participate in an in-person or phone interview with the scholarship committee prior to final award decision being made.
To obtain an application, please click here to download the scholarship application or call the BTFC office (404-252-4107) to have a copy of the application mailed to you.
This scholarship is awarded in loving memory of Herbert Shaw, Jr., who passed away February 10, 2008, following a brave battle with pediatric brain cancer. Herbert was a nineteen year old great son, brother, uncle, and a friend to many. In addition to maintaining honor roll as a high school senior, he was homecoming king, a drum major for world renowned Southwest Dekalb High School Marching Band, saxophonist, percussionist for Abundant Life Church of Lithonia, Georgia, recipient of the Larry Dean Davis Scholarship and a compassionate individual. His dream was to finish college, start his own foundation to benefit brain tumor kids and to give scholarships as he received. His memory and aspirations continue to inspire others to dream and achieve.