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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

        Applicants must use the online Herbert Shaw Jr. Memorial Scholarship application and/or Keep Truckin' application at  to be submitted by April 16th.

        The completed application, including typed essays as described in the application, with two letters of recommendation (recommendations

from family members will not be accepted) or official high school transcript should be emailed to in one (1) email with name in subject line.  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.     

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