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Jamie Anderson Scholarship

1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Mar 15, 2025
Winners Announced
Apr 15, 2025
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
2.0 -3.0 GPA

The Jamie Anderson Scholarship wishes to honor the memory of Jamie Anderson, a compassionate and resilient young individual who tragically lost her life on April 23, 2019, after being hit by a train at the age of 16. Despite facing challenges as a foster care youth, Jamie aspired to become a social worker to make a positive impact on the lives of others with similar experiences. Her infectious smile and determination inspired those around her, leading to the initiation of this scholarship. 

The Jamie Anderson Scholarship aims to support and encourage young individuals who, like Jamie, have a desire to pursue a college degree despite facing difficult circumstances. 

High school seniors in Ohio with a 2.0-3.0 GPA may apply. 

To apply, please share your vision of where you see yourself in five years and ten years from now. 

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Passion, Community
Published May 20, 2024
Essay Topic

Please provide insights into where you envision yourself in five years and ten years from now. We are eager to understand your aspirations and long-term goals.

400–600 words

Winning Application

demitryuss bryant
Horizon Science Academy-LorainLORAIN, OH
Hello my name is Demitryuss Bryant Ii was born and raised in Llorain, Oohio. I never got the chance to live with my mom or dad when I was growing up. I still don't live with them. When I was born, my mom moved to Cleveland and my dad went to prison so I ended up living with my grandma in Llorain. Growing up I loved to play football and basketball with my friends. Money was tight growing up. Now that I'm seventeen years old I appreciate everything I had and everything my grandma buys me. Living in a house full of women really taught me how to express myself and not bottle my emotions up. Before my grandpa died, we were very close, me and my grandpa would work on cars, boats, lawnmowers basically things that men like. It would be so fun. I loved learning about new things and how to take things apart and put them back together. My grandpa died in 2019 due to diabetes. It was hard when he died but I got through it. I'm still going through some mental problems due to my aunt passing away last year due to diabetes too. Diabetes runs heavy through my family. My first year of high school was online due to COVID-19. It was really a bummer as I didn't get the experience of going to high school in person as a freshman. My sophomore year was good. We came back to in person learning but still had to wear masks. I love to help out during the basketball season by running the scoreboard on a couple of games. My first job was in the 10th grade. I started working at Wingstop. I worked at Wingstop for almost 2 years and now I have a new job at. I just quit about 3 months ago to work at Main Event . One of my goals is to own my own mechanic shop. I love to use my hands and build stuff. My dream is to go to college for engineering, get my masters degree and become a mechanical engineer. I also have an interest in programming apps and computers. I love to code on my computer using I am a very chill and open minded person. I don't like to get into drama. I stay in my own lane and get my work done. In middle school I hated coming to school. Now I love it. I'm eager to learn now. College is the best option for me. Neither my mom or dad went to college. I want to be the first. I want to get the full experience of living on a college campus going to frat parties and everything. . I really want to get out of my own town Lorain, Ohio. I've been living here my whole life time for something to change for the better. I know I have to go to college right after high school or I probably won't go. Thats why im hoping i can get accepted to your college growing up i always said after high school I i'm done Ii was just going to get a trade. I never wanted to go to college, especially right after high school for 4 more years. Now I'm craving it. I can't wait to get the college experience. I'm an independent person. I love being independent. I want to experience living without my family. Going to get food whenever I want, not asking to leave my house.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 15, 2025. Winners will be announced on Apr 15, 2025.