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 received treatment at
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and who are entering or currently enrolled in an advanced educational
program at a college, university, vocational school, or other setting and who 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.
October 10, 1988 - February 21, 2008
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 Rd., 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.
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 Cross Culture Church (formerly 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.